Rick Santorum ‘JFK speech on separation of church and state makes me want to throw up’

With the kind of comments Rick Santorum’s has been making on the campaign trail from how going to college makes you a freedom hating socialist, to why women shouldn’t be able to use contraceptives to how gay marriage destabilizes society you would think Mr. Santorum was auditioning for the role of American Taliban rather president of the United States.

Santorum’s latest statement is one you would imagine even his most ardent supporters would have to do a double take on.

“I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute,” he told ‘This Week’ host George Stephanopoulos. “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…to say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up.”

The GOP candidate was responding to comments he made last October. He had said that he “almost threw up” after reading JFK’s 1960 speech in which he declared his commitment to the separation of church and state.

Santorum also on Sunday told Meet The Press host David Gregory that separation of church and state was “not the founders’ vision.”

Except that it was.

Last week he questioned President Obama’s faith.

“[Obama believes in] some phony ideal, some phony theology … not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology,” he said.

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