Rick Santorum Says Obama’s Established A ‘Secular Theocracy’ (AUDIO)

Rick Santorum, a man who is a weird combination of Catholic and Evangelical, wants to force children to read the Bible.

He wants to force pregnant rape victims to give birth. He thinks birth control is dangerous. He thinks moms should stay home.

He thinks the Crusades were misunderstood and that there are no Palestinians.

He’s very outspoken on gay marriage and gay sex. It even earned him a spot in Google as well, something not safe for work. Regardless, he thinks it’s perfectly within the government realm to regulate our bedrooms.

Still, in Santorum’s mind, it’s Obama who wants the theocracy – a secular theocracy.

On Tony Perkins’s Washington Watch, Santorum discussed ISIS, Iran, and gay marriage (because the three are exactly the same).

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Santorum told Perkins:

“For the first time in the history of our country, the government is attacking people, prosecuting people, calling for people to be rehabilitated, constraining in the military with our chaplaincy. We now see chaplain after chaplain being dismissed for not accepting the secular orthodoxy that this administration wants to put forward, criticizing people for holding biblical truth and counseling them in a biblically coherent way. We see businesses being prosecuted. We see all sorts of activity on the legislative front, where they are pushing — as we saw in Indiana — pushing bills that simply protect employees’ rights to be able to practice their faith consistent within an employment situation. And those things which were unanimously passed are now being fought against.”

“It’s a hostility to religion that we’ve never seen in the history of our country. And I read an interesting article the other day; it’s actually not the free exercise of religion that is being attacked, it’s actually a new religion that is being established. So we have the state establishing a new religion, a secular state religion, a secular orthodoxy that everybody is going to have to comply with. We don’t have as the threat was at the time of our Founders, the Church of England imposing the English church on America. We have now the secular church that is being imposed on this country and anybody that defects is subject to persecution and prosecution. That is a very serious threat to liberty in America.”

Here’s the audio:

Transcript and audio courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

For the record, here is the dictionary definition of a theocracy:

the·oc·ra·cy
THēˈäkrəsē
noun
  1.  a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
I think Santorum could use a dictionary.
Santorum’s ideal government is a theocracy. President Obama, on the other hand, is a constitutional scholar who understands that there is a separation between church and state.
Obama understands that the government doesn’t have a place in women’s medical decisions. He understands that the government doesn’t have a place in people’s bedrooms. That is precisely the opposite of a theocracy. Rather than imposing his religious beliefs on people, Obama believes that there are certain things that should be left up to the individual.