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Santorum Explains His Remark Attacking Obama’s ‘Phony Theology’: I Wasn’t Suggesting He Is Not A Christian

Rick Santorum made headlines yesterday when he went after President Obama for basing his agenda on a “phony theology,” a theology Santorum did not think was based in the Bible. On Face the Nation today, Santorum clarified what he meant with his remarks, saying he was not questioning the sincerity of the president’s faith, and he wasn’t even talking about religion anyway, he was talking about the ideological rigidity of the environmentalist movement and Obama’s connection to it.

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Bob Schieffer asked Santorum exactly what he meant with his remarks. Santorum explained he was criticizing Obama in the context of “going after radical environmentalists” and one of the “phony ideal[s]” he was railing against was the idea that humans have to be at the service of the planet. And, naturally, Santorum believes President Obama has succumbed to this ideology.

When Schieffer referred back to Santorum’s comment that the theology in question was not from the Bible, Santorum was quick to clarify that he was not calling the president’s Christian faith into question. He said, “I accept the fact that the president’s a Christian.” But the larger point he was trying to make is that environmentalists are making completely unchristian, unscientific arguments about issues like global warming that he only believes can come from a false ideology or belief system.

Watch the video below, courtesy of CBS:

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