Perhaps you don't realize that millions of MARRIED couples that have children use contraception because 1,2,3,etc, kids make for a plenty big enough family for them. And by the way, millions of Christian families use contraception - including an awful lot of Catholics (majorities of whom didn't vote for Santorum by the way).
You make it sounds like contraception is just rubbers and pill popping for a bunch of college kids. If you actually believe that your understanding of who uses contraception is woefully lacking.
Nowhere even remotely close to a majority of Americans want a candidate who believes as President it is his job to lecture the nation on why contraception is "not okay".
Contraception actually affects married sex too. Destabilizes married relationships. You’ll refuse even to consider this possibility, I’m sure.
But it’s true.
Santorum is NOT campaigning on abolishing contraceptives. No one is advocating that. Only liberals think he’s for making contraceptives illegal.
Instead, he simply tells the truth about how the pill transformed our culture into free-sex decadence.
You seem to be unaware that small families are destroying our country — leading directly to our crushing entitlement crisis and our borders being overrun by large-family illegal aliens.
That may be “lecturing” in your rather juvenile way of putting it, but it’s still the truth. Politicians should tell the truth.
I have several large homeschooling families in my church who oppose contraception on principle, and have made huge economic sacrifices to have a half-dozen to a dozen kids while the wife stays home to do homeschooling. (In other words, this isn't just a Catholic issue — lots of the most conservative Protestant evangelicals in the homeschooling movement oppose contraception as a matter of principle.) Not one of those families ever, even one time, criticized me for disagreeing with them, even though one of those men is an elder. They understand that the sphere of the family involves personal choices into which the institutional church should enter only rarely — the elders don't run my home, I do, and God will hold me directly accountable for how I run it.
Rick Santorum never said he wanted to ban birth control. He said he didn't choose to use birth control, and believed it enabled wildly promiscuous sex.
Nobody can deny the obvious truth that birth control enabled the “sexual revolution.” Go read Time Magazine's cover story on the Pill if you won't listen to a conservative saying that. As for the first point, it's none of my business how many children somebody else’s family chooses to have, and Rick Santorum never said he wanted to restrict access to birth control.
The same bravery and willingness to stand up for his moral convictions that attracted conservative Christian voters are what attracted liberal fire from the left.
Romans 13:3-4 says civil rulers are supposed to be a terror to evildoers: “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”
You can know a lot about somebody by who their enemies are. Santorum attracted (mostly) the right enemies. That's not a problem in my book.