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Santorum: Make Secularism a Religion So We Can Ban It in Schools

Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator who will likely throw his hat in the presidential ring once again in 2016, spoke to the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer this week about the role of religion in public schools.

“The idea that if you take religion out of the public square, if you take the Bible out of the classroom, that that’s neutral — Well, no it’s not neutral!” Santorum said. “‘It’s a different worldview.”

“I think we should start calling secularism a religion,” he continued. “Because if we did, then we could ban that too, because that’s what they’ve done. They’ve hidden behind the fact that the absence of a religion is not a religion of itself, which, in fact it is, because it has certain moral values and certain teachings that look like a type of moral worldview.”

Santorum called on Christians to rise up and declare that “the freedom of religion is not the freedom from religion” and that religion should be taught in public schools. He did not say whether he believed Christianity should be the only religion in the classroom or if he believes all religions should be included.

Listen below, via American Family Association:

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