Santorum: Obama's phony theology, abortions, and more.

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Even though we live in a country where there shall be no religious test for public office, Santorum is trying to appeal to voters by claiming that Obama's theology is "phoney" - a "different kind of christianity".  

 

Constitution Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

 

Santorum also claims that, for some reason, since Obama is black, he shouldn't be deciding that a fetus is not fully human under the constitution.  "Remarkable for a black man".  Remarkable for a presidential candidate, where are fetuses discussed in the constitution again?  Let's play the "race card" to equate fetus rights (And embryo rights, and blastocyst rights, and fertilized egg rights) with the fight against racism.

Santorum claims that "Obamacare" prenatal testing is a way to save money by aborting potentially disabled fetuses.  Although, prenatal testing CAN be used to avoid having a baby with some devastating illnesses, like Tay-Sachs, and in some countries to avoid the dreaded XX Chromosome combination....  I know, I know, but this is a demagogic tool to influence voters.  There is not a sound-bite-able argument.

Going a bit further back (2008), Santorum speechified that-

"Satan is destroying America"

every institution in America has been destroyed by Satan; from academia to politics with even the church having fallen under His sway – not the Catholic church, of course, but “mainline Protestantism” which is in such “shambles” that it is not even Christian any longer.


Also noting that "this is a spiritual war"


People are voting for this  religious fanatic, a crusader to impose Catholic orthodoxy on the American public?  I think I need a xanax.

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I've wondered what excuse Santorum gives for the Priests that molested children and the Cardinals and Bishops and possibly the Pope himself that tried to cover it up so I did some research...

He Blames the Victims: 

 In 2003, an Associated Press reporter asked him to clarify his original remarks about Boston. Once again, Rick stood by them, then went on to say this:

"In this case, what we're talking about, basically, is priests who were having sexual relations with post-pubescent men. We're not talking about priests with 3-year-olds, or 5-year-olds. We're talking about a basic homosexual relationship. Which, again, according to the world view sense is a perfectly fine relationship as long as it's consensual between people. If you view the world that way, and you say that's fine, you would assume that you would see more of it."

As for Santorum's statement above this is from a Research Study Conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice:
 

OFFENSE CHARACTERISTICS

• The largest group of alleged victims (50.9%) was between the ages of 11 and 14, 27.3% were 15-17, 16% were 8-10 and nearly 6% were under age 7. Overall, 81% of victims were male and 19% female. Male victims tended to be older than female victims. Over 40% of all victims were males between the ages of 11 and 14. (link to study) http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/PriestAbuseScandal.htm


Yeah Rick sounds like you agree with Martin Luther. What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church … a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them.





 


 









Then he blames liberals:

Santorum Blames Liberals for Pedophile Priests

Just how whacked is Rick Santorum? Whacked enough to blame pedophilia by Catholic priests, protected from the police for decades by the church he belongs to, on liberals and “moral relativism.” He even thinks it’s hypocritical for liberals to criticize priests for raping children because they favor sexual freedom for adults:

It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by this aberrant behavior, since they have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning “private” moral matters such as alternative lifestyles. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.

John, thanks for this link.  Really, the people of Pennsylvania should hang their heads in shame, that they elected such a religious zealot to the US Senate.  And the people who want him to be president?  For shame, for shame.

It is hard to believe that public offices have people like this. Supposed to be a college graduate, and I am thinking probably some law school training and still spouting that drivel? Damn!

When fascism comes to the United States it'll be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross and wearing a sweater vest.

I only watched the first hour of last night's debate on CNN but was wondering if Santorum was ever asked this direct question: What do you mean when you say that you believe satan is destroying American, systematically?   I think the debate was going to cover religious topics eventually.  Like THAT'S appropriate. 

No, and nothing particularly interesting was asked or spoken. Other than Paul calling him a fake to his face.

I would like someone to ask him if he takes the Bible literally, and if so, what he thinks of shellfish or working on Sundays, or if he believes in Noah being 900 years old, or...

He should be in favor of this too then:

Georgia Democrats propose limitations on vasectomies for men

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/21/georgia-democrats-to-propose-l...

the point: These issues need to leave the public and be left to private lives.

He probably IS in favor of banning vasectomies.  I imagine that is the Catholic line as well.  No birth control of any kind.

He'd make a great president because he sounds like a real problem solver. Overpopulation? No problem. Just get rid of all birth control. Problem solved.  His concept of letting God solve the problem seems to have worked so far. Lot's of war, lots of genocide, lots of infanticide and don't forget the old standby  Starvation. Good work God.

I'm sure he is.  I was listening to catholic radio the other morning and they were talking about this.  They told a guy he needed a vasectomy reversal if he was going to have sex with his new wife. 

I think if they tried to ban viagra and similar drugs, they'd get more of the hypocritical backlash they're looking for. LOL, imagine some tool like Pat Robertson or some power clown catholic bishop getting all bent out of shape about the government taking away their viagra....   

If you tried to say that Viagra was an un natural way to provide vitality they would say "NO, you see God used the scientist who developed boner medicine as His special instruments to make his children multiply!" Science is always Gods special way of answering special prayers in Gods' mysterious way when it comes to things idiots believe in.  Why can't they see that contraception could be seen as part of a kind God's way of relieving an over crowded resource planet?

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