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Clergy, others rip Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, a Catholic who has used his views to appeal to Christian conservatives, has angered religious leaders across much of the spectrum for his comments denigrating John F. Kennedy’s famous speech calling for a clear delineation between church and state.

On Sept. 12, 1960, Kennedy, the Democratic candidate for president, stood before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association and delivered a speech defending himself from skepticism over his Catholic faith.

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