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Santorum: 'I don't believe' separation of church and state is 'absolute'

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday stood by his remarks that efforts to prevent religion from playing any role in public life made him want to “throw up.”

Santorum, speaking on ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday, was asked to respond to a video clip of him criticizing President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on the separation of church and state.

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“I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country,” said Santorum.

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