STEWART: There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what [Santorum] was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has, specifically in terms of the energy exploration.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s press secretary Alice Stewart came under fire Monday for her comments accusing President Barack Obama of having “radical Islamic policies.” The spokesperson misspoke in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, but in a way that reveals the bigoted mindset of Santorum’s sanctimonious supporters. Stewart later said she meant to say “radical environmental policies,” but “Islamic” came out instead.
You have to admire the phrase “theological secularism,” for sheer inanity. Here is a presidential campaign which is largely driven by religious bigotry and hatred criticizing the environmental movement for allegedly sharing the shortcomings of religion (e.g. ignorance and resistance to facts and logic).
In reality, climate science is accepted worldwide. It’s only a few well-funded corporate front groups like the Heartland Institute that are trying to deny that climate change is happening. Oh, and all the GOP presidential candidates are denialists too.
As always, we can only wish our “drill baby drill” President was half the environmentalist that right-wingers think he is.