Comments on: Santorum explains “phony theology” comment http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/20/santorum-explains-phony-theology-comment/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 4ngry4merican http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/20/santorum-explains-phony-theology-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-423269 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:52:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39448#comment-423269 All these so-called “social conservatives” screamed bloody murder when it was rumored that Muslims were being granted a religious exemption to the individual mandate on PPACA. (Even though that was nothing more than a chain-email rumor.) Now these same wingnuts insist that if Obama doesn’t grant Catholics a religious exemption that he’s somehow violating the constitution. Which is it Republicons? Do your religious beliefs exempt you from following the law or don’t they? Or is it just YOUR religious beliefs that garner special privilege?

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By: gobucks http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/20/santorum-explains-phony-theology-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-423267 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:33:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39448#comment-423267 Everytime the Republicans try to lead on the economy health care and the budget they let the most extreme of the party drag them so far off message that the independent voters don’t take them seriously. Romney is their only hope but he may not escape these hungry hounds.

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By: nyman http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/20/santorum-explains-phony-theology-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-423260 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:02:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39448#comment-423260 stan – you can speak for me!!

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By: stan11222 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/20/santorum-explains-phony-theology-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-423250 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:58:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39448#comment-423250 I’VE HAD ENOUGH! In this Holy War on Religion, of Religion, and by Religion. I SURRENDER! I’m a lover, not a fighter.  Instead… I’m gonna start my OWN religion, and get in on the good stuff: tax exemptions, and lots of taxpayer money to do what I want, in the name of religious liberty. Most definitely! Hey NEWT -wanna join? We’re gonna have open marriages and multiple wives and all SORTS of neat stuff that you’re just gonna love! But don’t you worry your little head Newt: we’ll have no -I repeat- NO nasty stoning of adulterers. None of that stuff. I Promise! As for SANTORUM, he just LOVES to tell other people how they should live. He’ll make us a REAL fine preacher-man. In fact, we’ll make him Saint Santorum. AND fix his Google search results! As for Mr. Obama,  obviously, we’ll need to (severely) demonize him, even further. And his dog Toto too. Last but not least: MITT and RON. Hmmm. Hey, I know. Just for you two guys: if you join we’ll insist on NO TAXES AT ALL for church members…AND human sacrifice of illegal aliens. Out with their hearts! Televised! Live! Whoooppee! WHAT A COUNTRY!  :-)
By the way, please don’t mention the REASON that Mitt Romney’s dad was born in Mexico (i.e. The fact that Mitt’s Mormon grand-dad left the United States in the 1880’s. He went to Mexico BECAUSE laws against polygamy were passed in the U.S. ; Being a Mormon back then, Mitt’s grand-dad wanted to keep his multiple wives. Hey, who wouldn’t?) Bottom line: if we follow the “logic” of the people crying crocodile tears about a non-existent “war on religion”, then the U.S. should have allowed polygamy (and who knows what else) just because a particular religion claimed it as their cherished belief. GIVE ME A BREAK!
Absolutely NO ONE is coming into our Churches or places of worship and trying to tell parishioners what to believe…..or forcing them to use contraception. BUT If the Bishops (and other denominations) want to continue running businesses that employ millions of people of varying faiths -or no “faith” at all- THEN they must play by the same rules and rights that other workers have and enjoy…especially if their businesses use our tax dollars (and skip paying taxes) in the process. This is not a “war on religion”. It’s a war on women and men who simply want to plan their families and control their future. Now that’s REAL religious liberty!
p. s. I come from a religious background. I know that their are MANY good people out there, in various faiths (and outside of those faiths); many good people searching for answers, for community, for a way….in this all-too-harsh world. There’s only one thing I can say to you: think for yourself, be yourself, trust yourself. Don’t just accept something because it comes from a “voice of authority”. That’s why you have a conscience: to choose, not just to follow….

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