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Santorum: 'Not questioning the president's beliefs in Christianity'

Rick Santorum said Sunday that he "wasn't suggesting the president was not a Christian" when he said on the campaign trail that President Obama's agenda was based on "some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology." 

Rather, Santorum said, he believed that the president held the view of "radical environmentalists" who wanted to shape policy around "things that frankly are just not scientifically proven" — like global warming.

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"When you have a world view that elevates the earth above man and says we can't take those resources because we're going to harm the earth by things that frankly are just not scientifically proven, like for example the politicization of the whole global warming debate — this is all an attempt to centralize power and give more power to the government," Santorum said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

"This is not questioning the president's beliefs in Christianity, I'm talking about the belief that man should be in charge of the earth."

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