Rick Santorum: Obama’s College Plan Is a Conspiracy to Persecute Christians
Like many religious right wing fanatics, Rick Santorum sees conspiracies everywhere. He can turn absolutely anything into a secret plot to persecute Christians, especially if it’s endorsed by President Obama.
The latest example: President Obama advocates for getting more young Americans into college — Rick Santorum says it’s a scheme to indoctrinate them into a “secular world view,” and that colleges are harming America.
Rick Santorum and the entire Republican Party are on a giant atavism binge, with no signs of pulling back from the brink.
DALLAS, Texas – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo “indoctrination” to a secular world view.
In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind education law.
On the president’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”
He claimed that “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it,” but declined to cite a source for the figure. And he floated the idea of requiring that universities that receive public funds have “intellectual diversity” on campus.