By DAVID BADASH
Rick Santorum delivered a speech to students at Ave Maria University in Florida in August of 2008. Ave Maria University was founded by Domino’s Pizza founder and billionaire theocrat Tom Monaghan, who wanted Ave Maria to be ”a saint factory” that would “change the world.” Instead, it’s been compared to “fascist regimes.”
Santorum, a devout Roman Catholic who believes abortion and contraception should never be used because he’s a Catholic (you cannot have access to them because of his faith,) starts his speech by saying, “This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war.” Frightening, right? When someone sees their role as a holy warrior, it’s trouble.
“And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?,” Santorum continues. This is a man who will get us into another holy war.
“Santorum told the students at Ave Maria how lucky they were to be living in a time when God’s Army is more needed than ever because all of the major institutions in society were under attack by Satan,” writes Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch.
The audio of Santorum’s remarks is still posted on the Ave Maria website and the bulk of his speech was dedicated to explaining how God had used him, his political career, and even the death of his son Gabriel in the fight to outlaw abortion in America.
But Santorum began his remarks by explaining to the students in attendance how every institution in America has been destroyed by Satan; from academia to politics with even the church having fallen under His sway – not the Catholic church, of course, but “mainline Protestantism” which is in such “shambles” that it is not even Christian any longer.
Listen to this video, read the transcript (below) and ask yourself: Should this man be in the White House? If your answer is “no,” share this with everyone you can think of.
This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.
He didn’t have much success in the early days. Our foundation was very strong, in fact, is very strong. But over time, that great, acidic quality of time corrodes even the strongest foundations. And Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that have so deeply rooted in the American tradition.