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Tipsheet

Santorum's Views on Church and State Like the Taliban...or Something

"He was saying things honestly that the Taliban would say."

For your information:

According to Muslim comedian and CNN regular Dean Obeidallah, Rick Santorum speaks the language of "the Taliban" when he talks about the intersection of church and state in America. On CNN Sunday night, liberal host Don Lemon decided to have a religious discussion for Easter Sunday, and his first question was about the separation of church and state.

Obeidallah has attacked Santorum in the past, and found a way to bring him into the discussion.

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Views of the Taliban:

Once in power the Taliban became an authoritarian regime with very hard line views. Islamic punishments including execution and loss of hands for crime were introduced; Television, cinema and music were banned as a corrupting influence. Women above the age of 10 were forbidden to work or be educated; dress codes with men being required to grow a beard and women to wear the full Burqa were introduced and enforced by the religious police. Such policies brought them into conflict with the international community concerned over the rights of women and general abuse of human rights.

Rick Santorum on Church and State:

"I'm for separation of church and state," he said on Monday. "The state has no business telling the church what to do."

Yeah, I'd say there's a bit of a difference there.

H/T Media Research Center

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