Santorum Gets It

In case you missed it, Rick Santorum created a bit of a hubbub the other day when he stated,

“It’s not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology.”

As you can imagine, this got the left stirred into a hizzy.  Much wailing and gnashing of the teeth ensued.  Headlines and lead paragraphs to stories went like this…..

‘Latest low’ in Republican campaign – Obama campaign says
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama’s Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a “different theology.”

So, Santorum moved to clarify his remarks……

“I’ve repeatedly said I don’t question the president’s faith,” Santorum told host Bob Schieffer, denying what some have said was a signal that Santorum had challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s Christianity. “I’ve repeatedly said that I believe the president’s Christian — he says he’s Christian. But I am talking about his worldview, the way he addresses problems in this country, and they’re different than most people view it in America.”

An incredulous Bob Schieffer began his interview with Santorum Sunday by asking, “What in the world were you talking about?”

“I was talking about the radical environmentalist,” Santorum said. “I was talking about energy, this idea that man is here to serve the Earth as opposed to husband its resources and be good stewards of the Earth. And I think that is a phony ideal.”

“I don’t believe that that’s what we’re here to do. That man is here to use the resources and use them wisely, to care for the Earth, to be a steward of the Earth, but we’re not here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective. And I think a lot of radical environmentalists have it upside down,” Santorum said.

Santorum said that when he used the word “theology” he was referring to a “world view that elevates the Earth above man.” Continuing, he said, “I mean, this is just all an attempt to, you know, to centralize power and to give more power to the government.”

Rick Santorum just got my vote.

Read more: here and here.

In other news, while outrage is expressed for political attacks on personal religious views, some immigrant Mormons are questioning Mitt Romney’s commitment to Mormonism. 

Here and here.

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