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Santorum Questions Obama’s Christian Values
WBUR ^ | Feb. 18, 2012 | AP

Posted on 02/18/2012 1:48:32 PM PST by Mozilla

COLUMBUS, Ohio — White House candidate Rick Santorum on Saturday questioned President Barack Obama’s Christian values and attacked GOP rival Mitt Romney’s Olympics leadership as he courted tea party activists and evangelical voters in Ohio, “ground zero” in the 2012 nomination fight.

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator known for his social conservative policies, said that Obama’s agenda is “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology.”

Obama campaign deputy press secretary Ben Labolt said Santorum’s comment was “the latest low in a Republican primary campaign that has been fueled by distortions, ugliness, and searing pessimism and negativity.

Even as he criticized Obama, Santorum also went after one of Romney’s most promoted achievements – his leadership at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

“One of Mitt Romney’s greatest accomplishments, one of the things he talks about most is how he heroically showed up on the scene and bailed out and resolved the problems of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games,” Santorum said. “He heroically bailed out the Salt Lake City Olympic Games by heroically going to Congress and asking them for tens of millions of dollars to bail out the Salt Lake games — in an earmark, in an earmark for the Salt Lake Olympic games.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; obamaandgod; ricksantorum; spartansixdelta
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To: PhilipFreneau

It wasn’t a defense of Catholicism.

It was a direct question.

So, what answer do you have and why in view of the quote that you provided?


51 posted on 02/18/2012 6:46:17 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: PhilipFreneau

They both stink, actually. Weak choices all the way around since Perry dropped.


52 posted on 02/18/2012 6:46:47 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: PhilipFreneau
If one ignores the blatant corruption of the Catholic church “priesthood” and the coverup of their sins by the hierarchy, and if one ignores the legacy of indulgences, political appeasement and the Inquisition, then one might be fooled into believing the Catholic church is “Christian”.

Catholicism ignores nothing. Have there been bad apples in the barrel?, you bet, but remember that the entire world, Catholics included, are sinners. The inquisition was really more of a political than religious matter. Remember, for the first time in history, someone threatened the belief system that was Christianity. The Catholic church was the only protector of Christianity at the time and took her role quite seriously. Were mistakes made???of course there were, but this was the first real threat facing christianity. You have little, if any, understanding of the protective role played by the Catholic church throughout the centuries. You quoted smoe biblical passages....thank the Catholic church that you have them. For 1500 years, the Catholics protected, compiled, hand copied, and saved the bible from any who would try to keep it from humanity. When the printing press came along in the 1500's, average people could, at last, afford a copy of the bible and fortunately, the Catholics had bibles which could be converted to the printed page. In the 1200's, 1300's etc, there were no protestants to save anything, but luckily for you, the Catholics made it possible for you, and in fact, the whole world to enjoy the word of God as compiled, edited, inscribed, hand written etc etc etc by them. say thanks!!!

53 posted on 02/18/2012 7:06:43 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: rhema

Obama = President Screwtape


54 posted on 02/18/2012 7:17:08 PM PST by Rodm
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To: Mozilla

Rick brings it home to the Infidel.


55 posted on 02/18/2012 8:03:40 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Mozilla

Rick brings it home to the Infidel.


56 posted on 02/18/2012 8:04:52 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: DNA.2012
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them

I believe that verse, but when you take a single verse from the bible and try to make your case with it....it doesn't work. If you want to gather in His name....follow all His commands and follow the church that He founded. For example, thou (Simon bar Jona) art Petros (rock) and upon this rock I will build my church.....if you really want to gather in His name, attend Mass every week and actually recieve the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus in the Eucharist....(He said it is there and I believe it) !!!!!

57 posted on 02/18/2012 8:37:00 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Venturer
Marxists only believe in the State not God.

pure-1
Jackwagon said: "And to those of you who say that I am living in a fantasy land,
I say to you: no! Today I'm announcing myself king. I am the lord of all I survey.
And as for those bullying Republicans... off with their heads!

Hope and Change... Tragic.

58 posted on 02/18/2012 8:43:18 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Mozilla

BTTT!


59 posted on 02/18/2012 9:11:25 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mozilla

Let’s not make this campaign about theoligical differences among JUDEO CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS!

I enjoy theological debates and I especially enjoy discussing TRUTH not just defending my personal opinions. While there are doctrines with which I disagree with every religion and denomination on I can worship the Lord Jesus Christ with anyone who accepts Him as Lord and Savior and accepts the basic foundation of the Apostle’s Creed.

Having said that there are many I can work with politically with whom I disagree theologically.


60 posted on 02/19/2012 4:40:59 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011 (Please pick Rick Santorum! Please!)
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To: Mozilla

Organize a national day of Koran burning across America and see what Obama does.


61 posted on 02/19/2012 4:52:48 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Colofornian

I’m not quite sure I understand you post, since it’s entirely off topic of this thread. Here’s the point I responded to:

“Is catholicism really a Christian religion?” posted by some doofus who also indicated that he would not support Santorum but would support Gingrich, who is also Catholic, which is a nonsensical position.

I don’t indirectly deflect any comments about Theology. Mormomism and its Uncle Christianity are equally silly to me and have nothing to do with whom I vote. I have no idea what Obama’s theology is nor do I care.

I vote Conservative in the Primaries. Republican in the General. Not worried about White Horses, magic underwear, the “Rapture” (although the song by Blondie concerned me musically), the Pope, ritual cannibalism, Joel Osteen, or Rick Santorum’s sex life.

Since you are anti-Mormon, I was wondering, are you also one of the many anti-Catholics on this board?


62 posted on 02/19/2012 5:37:02 AM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: Mozilla
This article is obviously a hit piece on Santorum. It is filled with lies, distortions and snide remarks about Santorum. It shows how difficult it is in America today for a conservative to deliver an honest message and tell the truth. Only the meaningless slogans like “hope and change” and “shovel ready” get praised by the MSM. Any attempt to honestly and intelligently deal with the important issues is attacked and ridiculed.

That said I agree with Santorum’s statements and I am impressed that he keeps articulating these themes. Everyone says it is political suicide to do so and that Santorum will be torn to shreds by the MSM/Democrat attack machine.<

But I want to see a candidate that is honest, intelligent and courageous and will not back down on these important moral issues.

63 posted on 02/20/2012 7:41:55 AM PST by detective
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