It seems that with each passing day anymore, another intemperate remark from Rick Santorum’s past emerges and adds to the perception that he’s a fanatical religious bigot.
This past weekend, I told you HERE about a speech of four years ago in which Santorum said that satanic forces have infested mainline Protestantism in America to the point that “it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity.”
And now another rant from that same year has resurfaced, one in which Santorum said that anyone who doesn’t share his right-wing political views — in other words, any political liberal — is not really a Christian.
The story is HERE.
Is it any wonder that most Democrats would dearly love to see this crackpot win the Republican presidential nomination?
UPDATE: It says HERE that some conservatives are becoming alarmed by Santorum’s extremism.
UPDATE II: Ed Kilgore’s CHARACTERIZATION of Santorumism is a good one:
Largely missing in the discussion of Santorum’s subscription to a supernatural cosmology is the fact that he views American history as essentially a struggle between “true Christians” like himself on the one hand, and Beelzebub on the other, in which the latter has already conquered academia and mainline Protestantism, and is by inference exercising his infernal control via the policies of that noted former academic and mainline Protestant, the President of the United States. Much of what Santorum has to say about current events is heavily colored by this “worldview,” most notably the belief that the president and his devilish supporters are laboring to wipe out “true” Christianity by forcing its staunch defenders, from the U.S. Conference of Bishops to innocent job-creators, to become complicit in such idolatrous practices as the slaughter of zygotes and the worship of the false idols of reproductive rights and the Environmental Earth-Goddess.