That such is the attitude of far too many conservative evangelicals is not a surprise. In fact, most of the conservative evangelical friends I have would also be embarrassed by Santorum’s public display of spiritual arrogance. The surprise is that, as someone running for President, one would realize that things like this would not play well at all. Maybe he thinks his “forthrightness” would win people over. But no, not such arrogance and presumption and judgment. That’s more likely to lead people to conclude you’re an asshole.
When asked if he believed Obama is a “sincere liberal Christian,” the former Pennsylvania senator said he didn’t believe that sort of ideology exists, and that Obama’s church, United Church of Christ in Chicago, had “abandoned Christendom” and used a non-literal interpretation of the Bible.
“I don’t think there is such a thing,” he said of Obama as a liberal Christian. “To take what is plainly written and say that ‘I don’t agree with that, therefore I don’t have to pay attention to it,’ means you’re not what you say you are. You’re a liberal something, but you’re not a Christian.”