Saturday, February 18, 2012

Santorum's hate for mainline protestants

In this 2008 speech at Ave Maria University, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks disdainfully about mainline protestants:
"We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christian ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and the Protestant ethic, mainstream, mainline Protestantism, and of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. [...]


Whether its sensuality of vanity of the famous in America, they are peacocks on display and they have taken their poor behavior and made it fashionable. The corruption of culture, the corruption of manners, the corruption of decency is now on display whether it’s the NBA or whether it’s a rock concert or whether it’s on a movie set."
Peacocks on display. And he's trying to get votes? This man scares the crap out of me. People are actually voting for him?

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