Skip to comments.Santorum says Obama agenda not "based on Bible"
Posted on 02/18/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by Mariner
(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama's Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a "different theology."
A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices rising and was using "political science" in the debate about climate change.
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. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology," Santorum told supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement at a Columbus hotel.
When asked about the statement at a news conference later, Santorum said, "If the president says he's a Christian, he's a Christian."
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This is not what I want to fight about in the fall of 2012.
Is that what the majority of Republicans want to fight about?
I have decided to refer to his campaign as, “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”. He is doing all he can to save the soul (reelect) Obama.
Why do we always fall for the media presentation of what happened?
If religion is...
...(a) off-limits or uncouth in some way;
...or (b) should be hermetically sealed from what constitutes "character"...
...then go ahead..."religion doesn't matterites" & the self-appointed "bigot patrol" are hereby invited...
...to come onboard this thread & go on the indirect defense of Obama on this thread by...
...plus lecturing posters to lay off bringing up "Christian values" and whether Obama has them or not.
Be consistent (for some of you -- for a change).
Show that you're not a hypocrite after all.
Let's see those single-minded convictions about keeping beliefs & religion out of this race come out re: your even application of them across the board.
What? Few takers? What? You're going to prove yourself to be hypocrites, after all?
He was in Ohio, he could have been talking about other things and chose this.
I think to myself, if Im willing to give something up as somebody whos been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think thats going to make economic sense, the president said. But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.
Obama is the first American President who was raised by atheists.
He joined Trinity UCC (the God Damn America Church) because as a community organizer he was told that you can’t organize in the black community very well if you don’t connect with black churches because the churches are the social network in the black neighborhoods. He liked Wright’s style, so he joined up.
That Santorum is unelectable in a General Election?
Santorum is unelectable in a General Election.
There were a couple of states a few years ago in which the issue of same-sex marriage was on the ballot (perhaps Louisiana and Missouri, but I may be wrong). It was on the ballot during special elections or primaries that only involved Democrats. In both cases more than 70% of the voters chose to prohibit same-sex marriage in their state—in elections in which those voting were almost entirely Democrats.
The poster finds another “gotcha” article to post, thinking that social issues will be the death knell for Rick Santorum, not realizing that, for every liberal Republican that Santorum loses, he probably gains at least one Democrat.
Some say that Santorum can’t win because of the social issues. Those who don’t like Santorum should simply say that they don’t like him or his convictions. Saying that he can’t win is merely a subterfuge for many of those who oppose him.
The whole problem with this is that... well... I... am...not... Catholic. Catholics make up 21 percent of the total population, and about half of them aren’t really even active Catholics.
I actually believe that a vast majority of Catholicism isn’t based on the Bible either, so how exactly is a religious/social campaign going to appeal to me in any kind of way? And it doesn’t even work on a political level either of making common cause with Catholics, since the Catholic has generally been in the bed with the left anyway. It’s probably the reason why Saint Rick has a pro-union/government social welfare bent to him. The Catholic church does too, and he’s a “devout Catholic.”
Newt’s also a Catholic, but he’s running on actual ideas.
He wins, therefore.
I’m not saying Santorum is inaccurate in his characterization of Obama.
Is that good enough for you?
...Driftdiver (post #33: "Plenty of reasons to not like mittens. His religion has nothing to do with any of them.")...
...NavyCanDo (Post #41: "...plenty of reasons not to choose Romney as your candidate, but making his religion one of them, is small minded at best, bigoted at worse.")
...In light of my last post, c'mon in here and start lecturing Santorum & FREEPER posters about those who would dare bring Obama's religious beliefs into this POTUS race venue.
Why, we just know you wanna apply your convictions evenly across the board here.
It’s becoming obvious that Santorum is not the right man for the job. It’s good to elect someone with a strong faith but we need someone who can lead a revolution in putting or fiscal house in order. Of the current field, Newt is the only one I can see doing that.
You are mischaracterizing the mans speech based on a single sentence. Who cares really about this. Obama is pro muslim brotherhood, and he has installed these radicals inpower in the middle east. He is a secular socialist with a pro gay pro abort agenda!
FINALLY we have a guy in Santorum who will actually call a spade a spade!
No. In my state the Democrats are interfering in our nominating process. That is why Santorum’s numbers are up in the State of Washington.
A friend who is deeply involved in Democratic Party activities here is gloating after admitting that’s what is happening here, and it makes me sick. The Democrats know Santorum is far from the mainstream, and beatable like Romney.
To add, Sarah Palin is the only one I trust to accomplish what we need done. Newt is going to be a question mark going into this thing.
Gay marriage isn’t going to be the single, biggest issue of the 2012 election.
It’s the freaking economy, the crushing debt, and the impending collapse of our system of government.
GAY MARRIAGE ISN’T THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OF THE 2012 ELECTION.
CONTRACEPTION IS NOT IMPORTANT. SANTORUM’S FIRST ARTICLE ON HIS “ISSUES” PAGE IS ABOUT THE MENACE OF “ILLEGAL PORNOGRAPHY”. HIS PHOTOS ARE SHOVED FULL WITH AS MANY CHILDREN AS HE CAN FIT.
THIS... IS... NOT... WHAT... THIS... CAMPAIGN... SHOULD... BE... ABOUT!!!
If you think this vapid stuff is going anywhere, you’re out of your mind. People aren’t going to get up and go vote in mass to support a Catholic, who represents a minority religion of mostly left leaning people in the United States of America.
I agree completely.
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