Satan… I mean Santorum Has America in His Sights

Santorum Satan

The Republican lineup for candidate for President of the US is nothing short of a gift for Democrats. Seriously. All of the candidates are nothing short of laughable in a general election. They do, in fact, provide amusement in the Republican primaries. With Santorum emerging as a Republican contender, giving Romney a run for his money, Santorum is a never-ending source of cannon fodder, from his attacks on gay and poor people to his more recent attacks on women.

The Drudge Report dug up one of his 2008 speeches in which he says:

Satan has his sights on the United States of America!”

“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”

“This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost 200 years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.”

This is not really surprising, coming from a religious whacko like Santorum. I mean, come on … he’s attacking birth control, and would like his brand of government to govern what people do in their bedrooms (or where ever they choose to have sex). To this out of touch religious fanatic, sex is narrowly defined as something kind of nasty that is done only between a man and a woman who are married and only for the purpose of procreation. (He must be a real blast in the sack!) Yes, Mr. Santorum, some people (a lot actually) have sex for fun. Get over it. By the way, Mr. Santorum …how does the scandalous history of pedophilia in the Catholic church jive with your notion of sex for the purpose of procreation?

In fact, if Santorum were to be elected President (highly unlikely unless the entire US went simultaneously nuts), his policies would most likely reverse the decline in teen pregnancies and abortions. “Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a study showed on Wednesday… The Guttmacher researchers said the decline in teen birthrates was largely attributable to increased contraceptive use by teens of both genders. Source

As Scherer notes, a Guttmacher Institute survey found that “virtualy all women (more than 99%) aged 15–44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.” And “among the 43 million fertile, sexually active women who do not want to become pregnant, 89% are practicing contraception.”

I’d say that’s a decisive majority — a big reason why President Obama and the Democrats are winning the contraception coverage mandate issue handily.

As for Rick Santorum‘s religious beliefs and his quip about phony theology in regards to President Obama, if anyone is practicing phony theology, it’s Rick Santorum. He appears to have created his own brand of Catholicism, which he would love to shove down American’s throats, whether they want it or not.

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both make a big public show of how their social conservative policies are in line with Catholic teaching, but they also take positions in complete contradiction of the church quite often. Juan Cole has a list of ten Catholic positions that they reject completely. He focuses on Santorum, but the same can be said of Gingrich…. Read More. And here: Newsflash: Santorum Out of Touch With Catholic Theology. And here: The Catholic Case Against Rick Santorum

For more whacko, right wing, tea bagging, nutbag statements from Santorum, read here.

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