Santorum Pretends to Embrace the Faux Persecution

Santorum Pretends to Embrace the Faux Persecution February 10, 2015

Rick Santorum told CNSNews that Christians should welcome persecution as a blessing because it fulfills the predictions of scripture. Does he mean it? Of course not. If he meant that, he’d stop complaining about all that persecution he falsely thinks is going on.

CNSNews: “Conservatives often get disillusioned because they feel they are fighting a losing battle. What words of encouragement would you give them to keep going or to keep fighting?”

Santorum: “I know how these stories end, and if you’re a believer you all know how it ends. And we know the good guys win, truth wins.

“And so your job is to just focus on being faithful, standing by the truth, fighting for the truth, understanding the world is broken, and that they will hate you and persecute you because you stand for Him and what He taught.

“And that’s a great blessing, not something to be avoided but something to be embraced.”

So if it’s a great blessing, you’re telling your fellow wingnuts to stop complaining about it, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Of course, it’s so much easier to proclaim persecution to be a blessing when there isn’t any actual persecution happening. If he were in a Muslim country where he might actually be seriously persecuted, this kind of rhetoric would sound pretty dumb. But it’s easy to pretend to accept and embrace fake persecution. You get to declare yourself to be very courageous in the face of…nothing at all.


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