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Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians
Creative Minority Report ^ | February 7, 2012 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 02/07/2012 2:23:41 PM PST by NYer

Senator Rick Santorum yesterday called Obama's administration "hostile to people of faith, particularly Christians, and specifically Catholics" according to the LA Times.

Good on Rick. Catholics need to beat this drum until this country wakes up. And right now Rick Santorum still has microphones following his every move. I hope it continues because:
1) I want Santorum to win.
2) We need someone pointing out how awful Obama is on religious liberty...and
3) Rick Santorum is the only man in America who still uses the word "poppycock." And I for one would like to see that word make a comeback.

"That's just a bunch of poppycock," Santorum told reporters when asked about White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's statement that the administration was willing to work with religious groups to address their concerns. "I mean that's just ridiculous. Mr. President, we're not that stupid."...

For Santorum, Carney's remarks at a White House briefing offered an opening to press his case that Obama administration rules on government-mandated health plans will force the Catholic Church and other religious employers to provide birth control despite moral objections.

Carney said misreporting had led some to overlook an exemption for churches and houses of worship. He also said the administration would work with religious groups to strike a balance between healthcare for women and the religious tenets of their employers, a pledge that Santorum dismissed as bogus.

"The administration saying, 'Oh, it's just a misunderstanding,' is just a bunch of bull," Santorum said, adding: "Guess what? They do provide some protection for some religious groups -- just not Catholics."

Santorum called Obama's administration "hostile to people of faith, particularly Christians, and specifically Catholics."

"I'm not going to stand for it," he said.
As long as Santorum's voice is being heard I think it's a good thing. The Obama administration is terribly anti-Catholic and this needs to be a HUGE issue in this campaign. And I'm just not sure Romney's got the poppycocks to beat the drum on this issue. He's mentioned it a few times but something tells me that religion isn't going to be something Romney's going to want to talk about a whole lot.

Obama must be stopped. His teeth have been bared. He is seeking to destroy religious liberty in this country because it'll appeal to his base in an election year. Unless we push back, unless we shout this administration down religious liberty will be lost.

Look at the firestorm Planned Parenthood was able to create when a non-profit decided not to grant them a few hundred thousand bucks.

Currently there's 5,270 news stories that come up on a Google search using the terms "Komen and Planned Parenthood." But Google news only shows 285 stories on stories using the search terms "Catholic Church" and "HHS mandate."

Yup. That's us getting our you know whats handed to us. The media is not going to help us out with this issue. We're on our own. We must do everything we can to reclaim our religious liberty in this election. So much is at stake and it's an uphill battle. And we have few allies. We must fight this battle.

We've got raise such poppycock that the media can't help but notice us. We must continue blogging about this. Tell your friends. Heck, tell your enemies. Much is at stake and we must promulgate the message that WE WILL NOT COMPLY.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; santorum

1 posted on 02/07/2012 2:23:45 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 02/07/2012 2:24:45 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Increasingly hostile.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 2:29:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer
“Rick Santorum is the only man in America who still uses the word “poppycock.””

I have never in my life heard of any actual person using that word. But I guess it gets the message across.

Santorum is 100% correct in the content of his assessment of the Obama Administration.

4 posted on 02/07/2012 2:32:43 PM PST by detective
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To: cripplecreek

Most all Muslims are hostile to Christians....


5 posted on 02/07/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: detective

I prefer “balderdash,” myself, but any historic invective is welcomed. I’d love to see someone call Zero a “craven caitiff.”


6 posted on 02/07/2012 2:42:22 PM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: NYer
Rick Santorum is the only man in America who still uses the word "poppycock."

Does that make Santorum the "iron lady"? Fine with me. I was a Bachmann supporter before I switched to Santorum.

7 posted on 02/07/2012 2:49:53 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: NYer

A huge problem we will be having if Romney (I do not support him) is the nominee, is that he will be unable to go after 0bama on any issues related to religion, as he will not be in a position to bring up religion in his campaign.


8 posted on 02/07/2012 2:54:21 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Tax-chick
Ah, I just looked the word up, and it's harsher than it might first seem.

Merriam Webster says:

Origin of POPPYCOCK

Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung

First Known Use: 1865

9 posted on 02/07/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
I prefer the word crap

It gets the job done without any false dignity. : /

10 posted on 02/07/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Cicero; Anoreth

Well, now. That’s very interesting! I may have to substitute “poppycock” for more contemporary scatological exclamations, and move “balderdash,” “bilge,” and “hogwash” down the list.

Good for Rick!


11 posted on 02/07/2012 3:00:43 PM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: NYer
Obama is a Christ rejecting Muslim and his policies show him to be hostile to Christians... Obama has rejected the grace of God that God and Christ commissioned the Apostle Paul to preach to the Gentiles...

Obama is a poor example of a Muslim also since Obama tries in vain to appease the Christians by quoting the Scriptures...but his Bible quotes are always WRONG and OUT OF CONTEXT...which is another proof that Obama is NOT a Christian. After all, his teacher is Rev. WRONG!!!

Bible proof in Acts 26 that God and Christ commissioned Paul to be an Apostle to the Gentiles:

Acts 26:13: At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
Acts 26:14: And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Acts 26:15: And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
Acts 26:16: But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
Acts 26:17: Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
Acts 26:18: To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans 2:16: In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

12 posted on 02/07/2012 3:05:19 PM PST by bibletruth
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To: NYer

(Senator Rick Santorum yesterday called Obama’s administration “hostile to people of faith, particularly Christians, and specifically Catholics” according to the LA Times.)

Sadly Mr Santorum the American Government is hostile to Christians. Many of the policies and programs are in direct opposition to Christianity and by law Christians are forced to participate and accept them..........


13 posted on 02/07/2012 3:43:23 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign iup for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NYer

Kulturkampf


14 posted on 02/07/2012 4:24:50 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Tax-chick

“Flapdoodle” might work also.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 4:56:26 PM PST by Heart-Rest ( "The Church is the pillar and bulwark of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:15))
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To: detective

Indeed. It’s nice to have someone run for president who actually believes in religious liberty.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 8:38:22 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Tax-chick
“I’d love to see someone call Zero a “craven caitiff.””

Zero is a ne'er-do-well, a dastard and a nincompoop.

17 posted on 02/07/2012 9:11:45 PM PST by detective
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To: NYer
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18 posted on 02/07/2012 9:25:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

We should never lose sight of the fact that the number 1 issue during this election is jobs. It doesn’t hurt to show the tyrannical power of government crushing everything in its wake in the aftermath of the health “reform”.


19 posted on 02/07/2012 11:57:28 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: NYer

We should never lose sight of the fact that the number 1 issue during this election is jobs. It doesn’t hurt to show the tyrannical power of government crushing everything in its wake in the aftermath of the health “reform”.


20 posted on 02/07/2012 11:57:43 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: winner3000

It is a lesson on the dangers of “soft tyranny”.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:21 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

More like baraq is hostile to the Constitution. In this case it is the 1st ammendment, but the others are targets of this man as well.

except islam.

but he’s not a muslim.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 4:26:08 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: NYer

I would expect someone who is controlled by Satan to hate true Christianity.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 6:32:53 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Tax-chick
I prefer “balderdash,” myself, but any historic invective is welcomed.

I like Col. Potterisms like "horse hockey" or "buffalo bisquets".
24 posted on 02/08/2012 6:34:43 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs; detective

Those are all good, too.


25 posted on 02/08/2012 6:43:14 AM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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