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The Boston Globe

Opinion

Scot Lehigh

Santorum’s faith is too extreme

ALTHOUGH RICK Santorum says he’s not running for pastor-in-chief, the Republican primary campaign has revealed a candidate too governed by faith to lead a diverse country.

That’s not because he’s Catholic. Rather, it’s because his ultra-conservative religious beliefs so inform his life, his values, and his worldview that he couldn’t separate that perspective from public-policy questions, or decide an issue on the facts rather than faith, even if he wanted to. Not that he does, of course.

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