Santorum on Satan



Drudge Report had excerpts of a speech that Rick Santorum gave back in 2008.  It should be noted that Matt Drudge is a Romney lackey and since nobody else broke this “news” for him to link to he had to host it himself.

The excerpts…

“Satan has his sights on the United States of America!” Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.

“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”

“This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”

“He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions.”

Here’s the audio.

Drudge said Santorum made these “provocative” comments to students at Ava Marie University in Florida.

Yes they’re so provocative nobody knew about this speech until four years later?  While I wouldn’t entirely agree with his focus on the United States as Satan is at work in all nations and scripture is pretty clear that he exercises great influence on earth.  He does want to corrupt.  He has come to steal, kill and destroy, (John 10:10).

So how is Santorum really wrong?  Isn’t this just an attempt to marginalize him because of his faith?  Weren’t we told that was off limits for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama?

I’m frankly sick of the attacks on this man’s faith.

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  • Matt

    His attacks on Obama’s faith repulse me.  It should all be out of bounds as far as I’m concerned.  It doesn’t matter!  

    • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

      So disagreeing with somebody’s worldview is an attack?

      I don’t mind the worldview discussion. There is a fundamental difference between Obama’s worldview and say Rick Santorum’s. It does impact policy. These decisions don’t happen in a void.

      So I don’t think that’s an unfair question to pose to any candidate. I think Santorum after the flap over his contraceptives comments was able to point to his record to prove he wasn’t going to try to ban contraceptives.
      Anyway, Obama invited the worldview questions with his contraceptives mandate. I think a discussion on religious liberty is important.

  • Kevin Subra

    It’s the anti-God establishment GOP against those who actually seek to express their faith and live by it (see http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/chris-christie-rick-santorums-satan-comments-are-relevant/ for the “leave religion out of this” Christie). I found nothing that I disagree with in Santorum’s “Satan” comments (what I heard). He’s being scorned, it appears, for simply expressing a belief in Satan, as if he were doing the same thing for the Easter Bunny. Doesn’t even “God bless America” imply more than a simple token statement?

  • http://ReformedMedia.org/ Eric P

    It’s ironic how any Reformed believer would side with Santorum or others on their stance on faith when he subscribes to Catholic doctrine, Romney subscribes to Mormon doctrine, Gingrich subscribes to who knows what depending on the crowd he’s talking to, Ron Paul subscribes to an Evangelical position, and Obama subscribes to Liberation Theology. OH WAIT.. did I say Ron Paul says he subscribes to a Evangelical Position? It’s true, that’s why Voddie Baucham endorses him: http://www.gracefamilybaptist.net/voddie-baucham-ministries/blog/why-ron-paul-2012-01/

    So, if you’re going to support a politician’s understanding about Satan, you should first check out what his doctrinal view of Satan is first. Quite frankly, none of them probably line up with a Reformed view, but I would trust someone who claims to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Savior over someone who sees salvation as faith + works.

    • M_Minnesota

      Any thoughts of Romney and Ron Paul Teaming up together??  As reported by Mark Levin, Washington Post and the New York Times???

  • http://profiles.google.com/dkeys214 David Keys

    Rick is right, and on this one, the media is all about hyped up hysteria.

  • http://wadingacross.wordpress.com/ Wading Across

    I say, Vote Ricky Bobby 2012!