Rick Santorum effectively won the Iowa caucuses last night, reducing front runner Mitt Romney to nothing more than an eight vote lead. This victory by Santorum should be extremely troubling to Americans who support the separation of church and state.
Rick Santorum has openly advocated for the replacement of open democracy in the United States with a Christian theocracy. Just a few months ago, Santorum said that Americans must all follow Christian religious law. He wants American federal laws to be forced to comply to harsh Christian sharia laws because “as long as there is a discordance between the two, there will be agitation”.
The Secular Coalition for America explains, “Mr. Santorum has supported giving government money to religious schools that discriminate based on religion through the use of voucher funds. Santorum has gone even further and seeks to bring fundamentalist doctrine into public schools. In fact he was such an enthusiast, that the Santorum amendment was named for him. This amendment proposed the teaching of intelligent design while questioning the academic standing of evolution in U.S. public schools.”
Rick Santorum’s push to reduce all of America to only one religious point of view comes as religious diversity is increasing in the U.S.A. Christianity in America is becoming less popular, and other options, religious and non-religious, are expanding.
It’s time for secular Americans to stand together, and express a clear rejection for the politics of religious repression that Rick Santorum supports. Wear this made-in-the-USA tshirt to have your say, and to demonstrate that you are one of the many members of Secular Americans Against Rick Santorum.