Sen. Rick Santorum Clarifies Remarks on Obama’s “Phony Theology”; Says He is Not Questioning Obama’s “Faith” – Video 2/19/12

Here is video of Sen. Rick Santorum on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” today where he was asked what he meant about his remarks yesterday that described Barack Obama’s agenda as being driven by a “phony theology – not a theology based on the Bible.”

Santorum said the remarks were in the context of Obama’s Energy Policy, which Santorum said is driven by a radical Left-wing environmentalist view that says “man is here to serve the earth” – not to be stewards of the earth. “That is a phony ideal. . . we are not here to serve the earth. The earth is not the objective. Man is the objective, and I think a lot of radical environmentalists have it upside-down.”

At its core, that is exactly what drives the whole Global Warming agenda. Santorum has expressed it rightly, but that does not mean it will be a positive for him politically. Santorum told Bob Schieffer he is not questioning “the President’s faith,” but he is questioning his worldview.

The interview between Schieffer and Santorum grew more contentious as the subject of prenatal testing came up. Santorum said bluntly and accurately that the prenatal test, amniocentesis, is usually done to detect maladies afflicting children in the womb, which often results in the child being aborted. Schieffer seemed to try and conflate “prenatal care” with the “prenatal testing” Santorum was talking about, but Santorum did not let him get away with it. He said strongly that he knows what he is talking about, having a special needs child himself. Schieffer then made the mistake of noting that the Santorums had a “stillborn” child, which Santorum quickly corrected, pointing out his son lived for two hours – that he was not “stillborn.” Schieffer said, “I stand corrected.”

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