Obama Campaign Slams Santorum For Theology Comment

The Obama campaign has shifted its focus to new GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum, slamming him for suggesting the president isn

Rick Santorum (AP)

The Obama campaign has shifted its focus to new GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum, slamming him for suggesting the president isn't a Christian.

Santorum fired back that he said no such thing, that he was discussing President Obama's liberal views, not this religious beliefs.

In Ohio over the weekend, Santorum told supporters at a tea party event that Obama's environmental views were harmful to the American people.

"It's not about you," Santorum said. "It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible--a different theology."

The Obama campaign took to the airwaves, with Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs saying on "ABC This Week" that the remarks were "well over the line...it's wrong. It's destructive."

Santorum told CBS's "Face the Nation" that he "accepts the fact" that Obama is a Christian.

"I am talking about his world view...the way he approaches problems in this country. And I think they're different than how most people do in America," Santorum said.

A new Gallup poll shows Santorum leading Romney by eight points.

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  • by LOL on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    Our country is in debt, from these multiple wars.. and all they care about who is more Christian... BYE BYE AMERICAN POLITICS, HELLO CORRUPTION!
  • by Icked out Location: Cspgs on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    Put your bible away and worry about politics, you idiots!
  • by lee Location: colorado springs on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    Obama is using the position he is into push his true agenda. To rule AMERICA and Americans as a despot. He has said this country was not started by GOD fearing men and women who were christian. But he is wrong, this country was formed by GOD, GUNS, and GUTS.
  • by scott Location: fountain on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:08 AM
    Liar,liar,pants on fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yn-eejMcmuA
  • by hmm on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    Obama claims christian but being a man who supports sloth and entitlements shows he is no christian. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:9-11 Yea Obama is no christian just liberal lazy trash supporting other lazy trash. Misquoting Gods teachings and saying we need to support the 40oz drinking porch sitting lazy by choice trash.
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      by Yikes... on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:18 AM in reply to hmm
      Wow...are you a bigoted idiot.
  • by Bradman on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    Obama subscribed to the religion of hate. Now he has taken the hate of his church and turned it against America. That's why he is loved by the left. They see him as a cult leader. Not a president that unites.
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      by scott on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:09 AM in reply to Bradman
      "religion of hate?" Is that a GWAR album?
  • by Tom Location: COS on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    The interesting thing about a person's faith is that it is just that - the person's. It is not the realm of an establishment, or anything associated with a label (or shouldn't be). When one person declares another person's faith to be something, the other person need do nothing more than smile and state, "That is your opinion, one which you are entitled to."
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 20, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    Who's to know exactly what Obama's spiritial beliefs are? If judged by the spiritial leaders he has been affiliated with, one would be led to believe any Christian beliefs he may have are near the bottom margin of the list. I say this because of his 20 year membership in "Reverend" Wright's congregation. You remember him don't you? He's the preacher who made a habit of cursing America from the pulpit.
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      by Sowat on Feb 20, 2012 at 05:55 AM in reply to Nath
      Hit the Nail on the head my friend
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      by Tom on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:05 AM in reply to Nath
      One has to wonder just how deeply certain members of the political class believe in Jesus, considering their postures in relation to those who are less fortunate in society.
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        by scott on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to Tom
        Exactly!The money-lenders ,and followers of Mammon, can try and disguise themselves,but their actions against the poor will always show their true natures.
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          by Tom on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM in reply to scott
          'Leaders,' who ignore those most in need are not leaders - they are greedy and have no right to be in positions of leadership, in my opinion.
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        by falcon on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to Tom
        I'm so tired of religion being a part of this political process.
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          by Tom on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to falcon
          Religion is being used as a tool by politicians, one to generate supposed, 'controversy,' which in reality does not have a place in the political process. In lieu of approaching relevant issues, candidates use talking tools such as religion to generate puffed-up, 'controversy,' in attempts to sound both important and relevant - leading me to ignore everything they say. Politicians who use tools like this are unworthy of my time. We need politicians who approach relevant issues, not puffed-up talking tools.
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