Skip to comments.Evangelical Christian Support of Santorum Marks New High in US Protestant-Catholic Relations
Posted on 03/25/2012 12:36:37 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has the media pulling their hair out. And that is no surprise. Rick represents old fashioned American politics that is 180 degrees away from the anything-goes, high-tax, high-spend, blame-Christians philosophy that they support.
But there is one story they don't want to tell. And that is how Evangelical Christians are happily supporting Mr. Santorum, because they feel that he best represents their interests. And the fact that he is a Catholic doesn't matter to them at all.
This is a sea change that is incredibly beneficial to the movement to conserve America. With Protestants and Catholics united, in politics at least, there stands a much greater chance of conserving America from the constant attacks on her morality and standards.
Tocqueville said "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." If Protestants and Catholics can work together in the political arena, despite their theological differences, and hang together, they stand a far better chance of not being hanged separately by the emerging anti-Christian movement that hates Christians with such zeal.
I don't know why that is, but I'd sure like to tell people to knock it off.
Let's treat each orher right and beat Obama, 'K?
I’m not sure you can read a lot into this. Santorum is the vehicle of the moment for social issues evangelical conservatives. If, however, it adds a level of trust between Catholics and Protestants going forward, that can only be a good thing. As someone who has participated in pro-life activities during my life, I’ve seen Catholics and Protestants join hands in a common cause and it is good to see. I’m not Catholic but I have known Catholics whom I am sure are saved by observing their fruits, their words and their actions. I would hope Catholics see some of us in the same way.
Politically, we are allies far more than we are foes. If the Santorum candidacy reduces the level of mistrust between the two, I welcome that.
This is, indeed, a phenomenon worth noting, and I was wondering when the press would remark on it.
Remember what a big deal it was that John Kennedy was able to run as a serious candidate, though a Catholic (not a serious Catholic, but still an avowed RC)?
What is also notable is the viscousness of the attacks on Santorum by the political left. The language they use is gutter talk, and they manage to dominate the YouTube and other sites, so that one must wade through their vitriol to find anything nice about Santorum. I also suspect that the controllers of Google and other sites are intervening to arrange the results when one looks for information on Santorum.
As for Wikipedia, the sites there are altered by activists, for example, to remove material which undercuts their favorites.
As a non Catholic, I do support conservative Catholics. I also support their institutions because I know if they fall, we all fall. The Obama administration along with many liberals want to destroy the church because they want to make the government the god.
We must stand against evil.
I’m a Methodist and I for one am thrilled to see an unapologetic Christian speaking openly about the ills of our nation.
May Catholics and Protestants in this country from now on be called “Christians” alone.
“This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
What I’ve always like about the catholic priests is how they are very visible in local communities. Even if you aren’t catholic, you always felt welcomed by them and they’d offer up advice if needed or a shoulder to cry on when there was a death in the family. I really liked that.
I am a Catholic but I could easily support an Evangelical/Protestant candidate. I am proud to if they are conservative.
The odd thing is that Evangelicals support Santorum more than Catholics! Last election, the majority of Catholics voted for Obama.
Mitt Romney’s team may have been inspired when they said, “It would take an act of God for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination.” This was said around March 7th, not April 15th, which would have put it exactly 100 years marking the day of the sinking of the Titanic. The question remains, does an Etch-A-Sketch float?
Say hello to another four years of Obama.
“And that is how Evangelical Christians are happily supporting Mr. Santorum, because they feel that he best represents their interests. And the fact that he is a Catholic doesn’t matter to them at all.”
This is great to hear.
Evangelicals and Catholics have so much in common, particularly the social issues, getting rid of Obamacare, etc., and we should stand together.
People always try to predict how the MSM will destroy a conservative. They did it with Reagan too. Best just to vote your conscience and let God sort it out. That’s the best anyone can do.
Im a Methodist and I for one am thrilled to see an unapologetic Christian speaking openly about the ills of our nation.
I’m a Jew and I am as well.
If we don’t stand for Something, we will fall for anything. Global warming and animal worship being two examples.
I’m with you Sister!
I NEVER base my vote on what the MSM-idiots will do.
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