Faith before country

Rick Santorum had an odd way of thanking the man who, more than any other, paved the way for his presidential candidacy.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy faced a huge obstacle in his pursuit of the presidency. He was a Catholic, and many Americans feared his primary obedience would be not to the nation but to his church.
It was against that backdrop that Kennedy gave a speech expressing his belief that “the separation of church and state is absolute.”
As president, Kennedy honored his pledge.
He honored it so well, in fact, that voters no longer have reservations about a Catholic candidate like Santorum.
It thus came as a surprise when Santorum said Kennedy’s speech “makes me throw up.”
Kennedy promised that the nation, not Catholicism, would receive his primary loyalty. Santorum is promising the opposite.


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