Santorum: Obama marginalizing faith

Rick Santorum warned that President Obama's attacks on faith could lead to a situation similar to the French Revolution. 

Speaking at a campaign event in Texas on Wednesday night, the former Pennsylvania senator said that Obama was "crushing" faith in America. 

"They are taking faith and crushing it. Why? Why?  When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God given rights then what’s left?" Santorum said according to radio station WLS.

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"The French Revolution," the presidential continued. "What’s left is a government that gives you rights. What’s left are no unalienable rights. What’s left is a government that will tell you who you are, what you’ll do and when you’ll do it. What’s left in France became the guillotine.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are a long way from that, but if we do follow the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith in America, then we are headed down that road."

Santorum's comments come a few days after he dominated three primary contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Recently, Santorum has focused his attacks on Obama's decision to require that certain religious organizations connected to the government cover birth control in health insurance plans, and Democrats' support of a recent appeals court decision in California overturning a ban on same-sex marriage.

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