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Santorum Profits With His Imagined Christian Persecution

RIck Santorum successfully markets his Christian persecution to End Times Evangelicals looking for martyrdom.

Recently, Rick Santorum told the Christian Post that we are possibly one generation away from Christian persecution in America. He made a movie called One Generation Away which I'm sure is bought by Churches for a fee. Santorum encouraged pastors to show this documentary at their churches at a 'special event,' rather than at movie theaters. This way, patrons can pay as much as $25 a head to see this film.

His historical justification for believing this persecution is possible is the saga of the anti-Nazi, Confession Church founder, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was persecuted for objecting to the genocide and his involvement in a plot to kill Hitler, not because of his belief in god. Santorum mistakenly uses a man who was against fascism to illustrate his imagined war on Christianity.

Santorum's legacy as a Senator was anything but anti-fascist. He had a 100 rating (highest possible) by the Chamber of Commerce on his pro-business, anti-tax stance. This way, the corporations will run the country, and if that isn't fascism, what is? These extremist theocrats actually believe they are chosen by god to impose their selfish agenda.

So it seems as if he's not putting all his energy into running in 2016, rather he has found a more lucrative career fear-mongering Christians into believing that they are the persecuted minority. If you visit the Christian Post site, you'll see ads for books and sermons on End Times, and articles against abortion and gay marriage. If you are a persecuted Republican Christian, you are justified in waging war against those who try to stifle your interference in making the U.S. a Christian nation. This way they can justify the purchase of more guns, funding the NRA. Isn't that what Jefferson envisioned?

Seven Mountains Dominionists, anti-science Catholics (who admonish Pope Francis to stop being so liberal), and Mormons are all obsessed with the ultimate showdown, so the savior can return. You can be certain the obsession with the impending Rapture will ensure a type of governance where the consequences of inconsiderate behavior do not factor into policy decisions. Santorum wants us to join him in starting a war that will only benefit the theocratic oligarchs. Sadly, there are so many people who buy into this malarkey, so the Rick Santorums and Michele Bachmanns of the world always have unlimited funding.


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