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Santorum: "Radical Environmentalists Have It Upside Down"

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On CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Rick Santorum defended his earlier remarks that President Obama’s policies – specifically about the enormous changes that are taking place to the planet and our climate – are not “based on the Bible” but rather in “some phony theology.”

“What in the world were you thinking?” the host, Bob Schieffer, asked him.

“Well, I was talking about the radical environmentalists,” Santorum replied. “That’s why I was talking about energy, this idea that that man is, is not, here to serve the Earth as opposed to husband its resources and be good stewards of the Earth. And I think that is a phony ideal. I don’t believe that that’s what we’re here to do. Man is here to use the resources and use them wisely, to care for the Earth, to be a steward of the Earth. But we’re 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.”

Schieffer pressed him a little more. “Well, how does that translate into some sort of theology that the President’s theology is not based on the Bible? I mean that suggests that he’s not a Christian.”

“Well, it’s a world view,” Santorum replied. “No, I wasn’t suggesting that the President’s not a Christian. I accept the fact that the President is a Christian. I just said that when you have a world view that elevates the Earth above man and says that, you know, we can’t take those resources because we’re going to harm the Earth by things that are frankly just not scientifically proven, for example, that politicization of the whole global warming debate, I mean, this is just all an attempt to, you know, to centralize power and to give more power to the government.”

Here’s the whole interview:

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