Selective Theocracy

Feb 17 2012 @ 11:47am

Juan Cole lists the "top ten Catholic teachings Santorum rejects while obsessing about birth control." Jim Downie provides a brief survey of papal encyclicals along the same lines: 

[W]hen it comes to many other Catholic teachings, Santorum, Gingrich and other Catholic conservatives completely ignore the church. … When an audience member asked Santorum about why he disagrees with the church on universal health care, Santorum gave a rambling response that bore little resemblance to his surity on many other issues. But audience members at campaign events aren’t enough; national voters should hear these questions as well. In the three debates between now and Super Tuesday, moderators should challenge Santorum and Gingrich on whether they agree with these church doctrines, and if not, why not.