Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:00
The reason the liberals hate Rick Santorum is because he admits to an unseen reality that many try to sweep under the rug. The fact that eternity and faith are not only real, but have consequences for how we live today. He doesn’t avoid moral or cultural issues, but attacks them head on, not from a political standpoint, but from a matter of conviction in the heart. Recently on the ABC news program “This Week” he asked: “What kind of country do we live in that says only people of nonfaith can come into the public square and make their case?” If you and I believe in absolute truth, we must be aware that we live in a culture that wants us to lay that by the wayside when we come to the public square for discussion. Many people believe that Santorum is unelectable because he makes sweeping moral judgments against the way many Americans live. The place that you and I have to stand firm and what we must understand is that Santorum is only vocalizing the judgment in many Americans lifestyles that he has learned from the Bible. Our culture wants to silence that because they already hear it in their conscience. Al Mohler recent stated:
Rick Santorum is still a long shot for the Republican nomination, but his candidacy and its coverage in the mainstream media tell us a great deal about the fate of conservative candidates and conservative convictions in the public square.
Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times called Santorum “Mullah Rick,” painting him as a religious fanatic who is raising issues “that were settled a long time ago.” Santorum, she said, “is not ashamed to admit that he wants to take the country backward.”
Let us keep the eye on the fate of Santorum and how the media and the public treats him because it will be the clear indicator of how we will be treated and viewed, but let it not be a cause for us to back down. Mohler eventually concludes, “That may be the real bottom line when it comes to the Santorum predicament. Saying such things might not be a problem, but saying them when everyone understands that you mean them . . . that is another thing altogether.”
To read more from Albert Mohler go to, “The Santorum Predicament: A Sign Of The Times” You can also read from the New York Times, “Santorum Makes Case For Religion In The Public Square“.