Sunday, February 19, 2012

Santorum Defends Remarks About Obama’s “Phony Theology”

Following his remarks to a Tea Party crowd that President Obama’s agenda is not “based on the Bible” and is “phony theology,” Rick Santorum told Bob Schieffer that he wasn’t questioning the president’s Christian faith. Instead, Santorum explained that Obama was following a “phony ideal” of “radical environmentalists” and using global warming as a way to “centralize power.” Make sense? Watch:



Schieffer: What in the world were you talking about, sir?

Santorum: I was talking about the radical environmentalists... This idea that man is here to serve the Earth as opposed to husband its resources and be good stewards of the Earth. I think that is a phony ideal…. We’re not here to serve the Earth, the Earth is not the objective, man is the objective. I think a lot of radical environmentalists have it upside down.

Schieffer: How does that translate into some sort of theology, that the president’s theology is not based on the Bible? I mean, that suggests that he’s not a Christian.

Santorum: I wasn’t suggesting the president’s not a Christian. I accept the fact that the president’s a Christian. I just said that when you have world view that elevates the Earth above man and says that we can’t take those resources because we’re going to harm the Earth by things that are frankly not scientifically proven, like for example, the politicization of the whole global warming debate. This is all an attempt to centralize power, to give more power to the government.

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