Rick Santorum: ‘President Obama Wants To Guillotine Christians’ (VIDEO)

During a town hall in Texas on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the crowd that President Obama’s agenda will lead to a new French Revolution that will be based on executing Christians by way of the guillotine. The comments may appeal to crowds in Texas and the religious right wing in general, but to the rest of the population, Santorum is using the rhetoric of fear which doesn’t usually go over too well. Emboldened by his victories in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota on Tuesdays night,Santorum made the outrageous comments in response to the decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court to strike down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional and the Obama Administration’s decision to require religiously affiliated organizations to offer contraceptives to women.

“When you look and see what the left is trying to do in America today, progressives are trying to shutter faith, privatize it, push it out of the public square, oppress people of faith, strip their charitable deductions away from them, trying to weaken them, churches — trying to say that anyone who believes in the value of Judeo-Christian principles.


As we saw in the Ninth Circuit just this week, that if you believe that [same sex marriage is wrong] — this is what the court said — that if believe that, if you believe what’s taught in Genesis, if you believe what’s practiced Biblically and a generation since then you are irrational. The only possible reason you could believe this, according to the Ninth Circuit, is that you are a bigot and that you are a hater.

They are taking faith and crushing it. Why? Why? When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God-given rights, then what’s left is the French Revolution. What’s left is the government that gives you right, what’s left are no unalienable rights, what’s left is a government that will tell you who you are, what you’ll do and when you’ll do it. What’s left in France became the guillotine. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re a long way from that, but if we do and follow the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith in America, then we are headed down that road.”

Here’s the part of the speech via ThinkProgress:

Rick Santorum has a long history of making outrageous remarks. His focus on abortion and same-sex marriage has improbably propelled his campaign for the Republican nomination. He has led a vicious assault against Democrats and the Constitution by trying to legalize religiously based bigotry and hatred. Rick Santorum has publicly stated that he wants to legislate our private lives and wants to make laws based on church doctrine. Never mind that this violates the separation of Church and State and violates the religious freedom of non-Christians, Santorum’s goal to institute religious law across the land sounds like what Islamic extremists seek to do in Middle Eastern countries. In Iran, religious law is the law.

And despite what Santorum claims, the French Revolution was more about the fact that the French monarchy was living lavishly while allowing the people to starve and languish in poverty. Kinda like how the wealthy are treating the American people today, don’t you think? Maybe he has a point about the guillotine after all…

 

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