Skip to comments.Santorum: Obama leads with a 'different theology' (because he's NOT a Christian)
Posted on 02/18/2012 7:42:30 PM PST by tobyhill
Rick Santorum drew applause from Ohio tea party voters - but perhaps raised some eyebrows, too - when he suggested Saturday that President Barack Obama leads based on a theology different from that in the Bible.
It left some wondering whether he was implying that Obama subscribes to a religion other than Christianity.
The comments came at an event in Columbus shortly after the former senator from Pennsylvania said efficacy and safety improvements in oil drilling technology are considered by the president to be "a dangerous technology."
"It doesn't fit his pattern of trying to drive down consumption, trying to drive up your cost of transportation to accomplish his political science goal of reducing carbon dioxide," he said.
Obama, he continued, is not motivated by "your quality of life.
It's not about your job. It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology, Santorum said. "Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology. But no less a theology.
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Unless the quotes are taken out of context, he sounds as if he is saying that Obama’s motivation is what might be called green extremism. And it’s not really unreasonable to say that, for many on the left, tree hugging is a religion.
He doesn’t appear to be referring to the question of whether Obama is a Muslim. He is, according to Muslim belief. Moreover, there is no evidence that Obama ever was baptized.
But what Santorum is pointing to is that Obama seems to be a true believer in all sorts of leftist fantasies, which are destructive to the citizens he is supposed to be helping.
Liberation “theology” is not Christian, it is a Marxist ideology packaged as “Christian.” Add an Islamic element, and you have Barry Hussein’s brand of “Christianity” - which does not bow before the Creator, but rather expects all to bow before the “benevolent” Barry Hussein himself.
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Good stuff, Rick. Keep it up.
Apparently other people in states with upcoming elections do not agree with you. Look at the polling. GO RICK!!!
I knew the MSM would get their panties in a wad over this. Now, Santorum’s campaign will be off message again.
Btw, I agree with Rick, and was really ticked off when Obama used the national prayer breakfast as an opportunity to twist Christianity to support his leftist ideology. Obama’s religion is liberalism and I really doubt he worships anyone but himself. Still, this is not an argument Santorum can win, imo. Not with the MSM lying to protect Obama.
Mr. Obama took “to whom much is given, much shall be required,” completely out of context, and he took Jesus’ words about being spiritually ready for the second coming and twisted them into meaning that we owe his cronies more of our hard-earned money.
This government is not showing good stewardship of our taxes.
Mr. Santorum should have called him a blasphemer.
Rick is correct. The theology Obama goes by is NOT the one written in the Bible, unless Jeremiah Wright has been doing some writing of his own lately.
If Santorum's comments do cause some left-leaning Christians to reconsider their support of Obama, then great. But I agree with an earlier poster that this can also get the campaign off-message, and personally I don't think making this election into a theological battle is a good idea.
If Santorum is implying the Bastard in Chief is a Muslim, he’s right.
In the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity. . . . Im just saying hes imposing his values on the church and I think thats wrong, he said.
It’s also unconstitutional. Rick should say that, as that is much more important to me than his personal opinion.
Black Liberation theolgy or if you prefer
“Black Liberation Theology” isn’t Christianity in any real sense.
I dont know, but I doubt that Obama thinks that the Bible is any more the word of God than is the Koran. Or that either is.
Cicero, Saint Rick should use your statement above to explain himself to the nonbelievers.
Even that little bit of Christian theology (and there's very little of it in Trinity Church of Christ) didn't make its way through his skull.
BTW, believers in Islam also LOVE to have oil wells around! Ask them. Obama doesn't believe oil wells have any benefits, and he fears modern technology ~ or maybe it's "old fashioned technology". This takes us back to the theory that he's from the future ~ hence 57, or 58 states, and problems with the documents attesting to his identity. Obviously intelligence agencies in the future do not have a good grasp on the present.
So, here he is and he hasn't got a clue. And, possibly, Michelle may actually be the giant flying Wookie so many of us believe her to be.
I just got home. Santorum was the key-note speaker at our Lincoln Day dinner in Akron. About ten idiots held a candlelight vigil ouside the building-they were singing Amazing Grace. Santorum stayed on message and had nothing to say about birth control or abortions. He spoke for about an hour. Guess who got the most coverage on the local news???
You do know that Red is the communist color worldwide, and that the communists working at ABCNBCCBSCNN decided to stop calling American states run by marxists RED on election nights like they had been, and started calling Republican states RED to throw off the scent right after Reagan got elected, right?
So in effect, domestic communist propagandists have got the Right in this country calling itself RED.
No wonder they mock us.
By the way, the Santorum Clan in Italy, very RED.
Just a heads up.
Why do have to mock Rick S religious beliefs ??
Are you threatened ?
That is a classic leftist attack ?
It’s odd how the Rick haters use the left attack angle !
Yep, Newt’s the only one with the cojones to take it directly to the Wan. Rick and Mitt both talk big in friendly camps, but when they’re on the same stage with b. hussein and he gives them The Look, they’ll both stutter and fold like a cheap suit.
I recall Zero saying that sin is not living up to his own moral values. That’s not anywhere in the Bible.
It is Marxist-—the Pope wrote about it condemning it. Marxist Christian is an oxymoron.
Rick handled that quite well.
His moral “values” are Marxism and sodomy-—disgusting, vile ideology which kill and destroy millions of people. He is godless and worships on the altar of Baal. He does live up to HIS moral values but they are anathema to the US Constitution and Natural Rights from God.
Better to get this out of the way in the primaries. Mitt didn't and he is sinking fast.
Are you for real? That has to be a gag post. No one claims Santorum is a closet Commie Pinko. Isn’t the proper slam to call him a “Stalking Horse” to Milt? And to say “Red State” is subversive lingo. Really?
Agreed....if this election is about the economy we win. Santorum should stick to that...the social conservative focus of his campaign, whether we like it or not, will not play well in the general election.
Santorum runs the risk that the “Saint Rick” meme takes over. The majority of people who are sinners aren’t going to take kindly to being endlessly derided for their imperfections. Being perfect wears mighty thin might fast.
“Mitt didn’t and he is sinking fast.”
Do you mean that Mitt didn’t talk about his own religion, or about Obama’s?
Anyway, my point is not that religious differences aren’t important in this election— especially in the primaries— but that making this seem like a holy war is very likely to backfire. The media loves to portray the GOP as being comprised exclusively of theocrats who want to disenfranchise all non-Christians. Why play into their hands, when we’ve got arguments that are as good if not better about Obama’s failure to lead economically?
It is the truth, Obama plays the false christian like a maestro and America fell for it for the most part.
If Rick keeps pushing religion to the forefront of his strategy, it will pale and pass as a fad. He needs to spend more time thinking of cogent arguments of why he should be President and not make inane "revelations" like our public schools are stuck in the Industrial revolution. He started out slow and mumbly, then seemed to get on track with Newt-like statements, and is now having trouble being seen as a real thinker. I could vote for him, but I prefer someone with more constant and focused brain power.
Santorum is either being deviously clever in drawing Obozo and his minions in the press out or he’s being stupid. At this point who the hell knows. Such remarks if soft and elliptical enough might not raise the warning flags on the Left that they ought to do, with the result that aspects of Obozo’s life and record not otherwise discussed are out and getting bandied about.
Listen to them some time ~ to them it's all about their sexual behavior or using narcotics on a regular basis
but when theyre on the same stage with b. hussein and he gives them The Look, theyll both stutter and fold like a cheap suit.
I can’t believe you said that. Sanotrum mentioned Romnycare and Romney folded like a cheap suit. Romney mentioned that Newt had Fanny/Freddie stock in his investment portfolio and Newt folded like a cheap suit. It seems to me the only one who has NOT folded like a cheap suit is Sanotrum.
Santorum’s not been targeted onstage in a big way yet, but now that he’s leading, it’ll heat up.
BTW, Newt clarified freddie mac but whenever he’s explained anything, he gets talked over, interrupted or cut off by moderators.
I’ll support our nominee, though, because BHO is so dangerous, diabolical and evil.
I think things are occurring on three levels here:
First and foremost, Santorum is calling it like he sees it.
On another level, this is a calculated risk by the Santorum team. They have to know Rick's bold past statements on social issues will come into play sooner or later. By getting it all out there in the primary there's a degree of innoculation. Should Rick win the nomination, by the time the campaign for the general picks up, and Obama tries to make an issue of Rick's religion, the Santorum campaign will be able to state that this is already old news that has been discussed at length, and people want to focus on the real issues facing this country.
Finally, by inviting deep inspection of his own personal beliefs and associations, Rick opens up Obama for the same. We saw some of this in his interview with Charlie Rose, where Rick scolded the press and challenged them to discuss Jeremiah Wright.
Obama is going to try to make religion an issue in the general election campaign (anything to change the issue). He will try to paint a Santorum as intolerant and questioning Obama's faith. With Santorum that question is asked and answered, If Obama professes he is Christian then Santorum as a Christian is bound to believe him.
Mitt has yet to inoculate himself on the issue of his faith.
Thank you! I’m tried of the Rick haters attacking Rick for being strong in his Christian faith. I expect that from the left, but seeing it here is is despicable.
Alright, fair enough.
Actually the liberal Obama-ass kissing US media can make it into a theological battle right now, but things have “media cycles” and there is a certain “viewer fatigue” which sets in—and the marketing people in these outlets who poll viewers know it, they will back off when it gets old had and people start to change the channel, which they will. Since mostly the extremely committed Republicans turn out to vote for the primary and moderates or others tend to sit home’ it may be to Santorum7s advantage at this stage to have social issues also having a good go around, with the support of social conservatives who can organize through churches, organizations and what not. We are not in Mormon territory anymore, either, for that matter, but shifting to big states with Catholic and Evangelical Christian Republican voters. But the Obamaites and media will NOT be able to stretch this “social issue argument” out until November IMHO, a full nine months away, and we also know in large part the economy will not improve by that time and the grassroots will FEEL it despite what the goverment wonks say with the cooked up figures, so Senator Santorum, based on hard work from all of us if he is the nominee which every day it increasingly seems to be the case, should be a shoe in to get over the 270 Electoral Votes needed and make Obongo a one hit wonder. I do believe in the final analysis the general election will be all about The Economy. We will make it that way.
How hard is it here to see that Santorum is saying that Obama is a "true believer" in the "religion" of "green"? It shouldn't be hard at all for the fair observer.
It is a metaphor. It doesn't take a genius to see what he was saying.
I was glad to see Rick on Face the Nation remind voters of Obama’s votes, as state senator, to allow babies born alive, because of an unsuccessful abortion, to be allowed to die.
“..between 2001 and 2003 then-Illinois state Sen. Obama effectively voted
against the state legislatures (BORN-ALIVE
INFANTS PROTECTION ACT) BAIPA on at least three occasionsonce voting present
and twice voting no.’
Glad to see someone fighting HARD for the babies.
Let’s help Rick out!