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Santorum’s stance on Christian values sounds like a political platform to further intolerance against the undocumented and minorities

LatinaLista — GOP presidential nominee Rick Santorum is on a high after sweeping political victories last night in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota. He arrived in Dallas, Texas today to do a little of campaigning and fundraising.

According to the Associated Press, Rick Santorum Wednesday presented himself as a Christian conservative champion. | AP Photo

One stop on his Dallas tour was at the Bella Dona Chapel. Standing in front of 100 invited clergy, Santorum declared to the audience that he wasn’t running for “pastor-in-chief.” Yet, he reinforced his strong Christian values by peppering his talk with words like “pro-life,” “moral foundation” and saying because he chooses to speak out on moral issues he’s an easy target for critics.

While Santorum isn’t afraid to express his “moral views,” too many wonder how a person like himself who proudly claims to be a defender of moral justice can speak in punitive tones about deporting undocumented immigrants or not supporting the DREAM Act.

Ironic that this self-proclaimed defender of moral justice would willfully ignore the wishes of the clergy of his own church to not continuously condemn the undocumented to a legislatively persecuted life or perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes.

Historically, moral justice has trumped the rule of law and served as an example to showcase the universal compassion endowed in all humans towards their fellow man and woman. But in these election times, moral justice is used as just another political platform to further intolerance, inequality and a quest for votes.

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    Elisa Batista
    March 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Good point! I, too, am appalled at his stance on the DREAM Act and “enforcement only” stance on immigration, considering the Catholic Church’s humane stance on the issue: http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/immigration/churchteachingonimmigrationreform.cfm

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