Santorum: Obama's Agenda Not Based on Bible

The former Pennsylvania senator stands by his statement about Obama's theology.

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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum stood by his assertion Saturday that Barack Obama supports a "phony theology not based on the Bible," according to the Washington Post.

Santorum also fired back at the Obama campaign for calling the statement "low." Addressing an audience in a luncheon at the Ohio Christian Alliance, Santorum said that the real low is the administration's stance of trying to force religious-affiliated institutions to have contraception on hand.

"It is a new low," he told reporters at the luncheon. "The president has reached a new low in this country's history of oppressing religious freedom that we have never seen before. And if he doesn't want to call his imposition of his values a theology, that's fine. But it is an imposition of his values over a church who has very clear theological reasons for opposing what the Obama administration is forcing on them."

Santorum, who continues to surge in several states, was in Ohio after a poll showed him leading Romney both in the general population and among the state's large swath of conservative Christians.

When asked whether he believes Obama is less of a Christian because of his positions, he responded that he didn't suggest that. "I'm suggesting -- well, obviously, as we all know in the Christian church, there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity," he told reporters. "I'm just saying he's imposing his values on the church, and I think that's wrong ... If the president says he's a Christian, he's a Christian."

We can only shake our heads at Rick Santorum's comments, because if someone with his extreme positions and array of derogatory quotes can become not just the front-runner for a party's nomination but perhaps even president, something is definitely wrong in our country.

What Santorum fails to comprehend is that he is the worst type of Christian: He thinks he determines what makes a good Christian and what doesn't. He isn't God, and the number of Christians who support Obama's position on contraception might surprise him, as would the number who have sex outside of marriage and out of wedlock.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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