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Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum is very confused.

Santorum today:

The former Pennsylvania senator told about 300 people in Lavonia: "I'm for separation of church and state. The state has no business telling the church what to do."
Santorum yesterday:
I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.
So ... the state has no business telling the church what to do because the First Amendment clearly designates the separation of church and state, giving the church free rein to do whatever the hell it wants—discriminate against gays, deny health care to women, rape children ...

But that separation is clearly a one-way street, and if the church is denied its "right" to have "influence" and "involvement in the operation of the state," why, that's downright un-American!

In other words, separation of church and state makes Santorum "want to throw up" because obviously, the Constitution requires that we live under Catholic sharia law. Unless, of course, the state tries to meddle with the church by requiring it to adhere to the laws of the land. Then Santorum's all about that precious one-way separation. How convenient, eh?

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Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM PST.

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