Santorum Doesn’t Go Far Enough in Attacking Obama Theology

Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum went after President Obama when he told a crowd in Ohio that,

“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.”

Every Democrat in the land started screaming that Santorum had crossed way over the line in attacking the president’s personal religious beliefs. They have reacted as if Obama was some sort of deity and was above anyone questioning the deity’s personal belief system. And as usual, the Democrats have their facts and accusations wrong, but that won’t stop them from trying to use the statement against the newest GOP frontrunner.

If you notice, Santorum clarified his comment by saying that it was not a theology based upon the Bible. What the majority of the liberal Democratic press failed to report is that Santorum went on in his speech to say that he was referring to Obama’s worldviews on the earth and the environment. He explained that Obama places the environment over the rights and concerns of the people.

However, CBS Washington correspondent Jan Crawford seemed to be one of the few that actually listened to what Santorum said.

I applaud Santorum for not backing down on his statement and for having the courage to tell the truth about a man who has done nothing positive for the American people since taking office three years ago.

But what if Santorum did go after the President’s personal religious theology?

First of all, he has every right to question Obama’s religious views. That is a First Amendment right of every American. No one is above having their personal views questioned, especially if they are a public or political figure.

Secondly, Obama’s religious views have guided his actions in office and therefore not only can be questioned, but should be questioned.
He professes to be a Christian, yet he and his administration have been systematically stripping Christians of their religious freedoms and rights. He has spent more time celebrating Muslim and other pagan religious holidays than he has Christian holidays. Obama has also spent a great deal of time and effort in promoting Muslim organizations, nations and rights. They have been gaining rights and freedoms that Christians have been losing.

Had Santorum publicly questioned Obama’s Christian theology, he would have been in the right to do so and I would have applauded him for doing it. Sadly, after this weekend’s furor on the subject, I seriously doubt if any of the candidates will have the courage to question the President’s supposed Christian religious views.