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Borowitz says Santorum seeks complete merger of church and state

Just so there can be no misunderstanding, this is a joke (sort of) from political satirist Andy Borowitz:

LANSING (The Borowitz Report) – Telling a crowd of supporters that the separation of church and state “makes me want to throw up,” GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum today proposed replacing church and state with a new entity he called "sturch."

“Merging church and state into sturch will benefit all Americans,” he said.  'Except maybe Jews.'

Mr. Santorum said that the combined entity would offer greater convenience to the American people than the separation of church and state currently does, since Americans would be able to get salvation and motor vehicle renewals at the same place every Sunday.

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Could Sturchria Law Be Far Behind?

It always disturbs me how so many of our Christian Conservative friends, especially those who are SO concerned that Democrats are radical socialist Muslims who want to put "Sharia Law" into practice in the US,...

Would like to do the same thing (and that's NOT a joke), which, in their minds, is perfectly OK because their evil, dictatorial, theocracy would be based on their selective (mis)reading of the New Testament and the Hebrew Scriptures, rather than on the Koran.

Of course, as is so often said "the devil (in this case their favorite evil deity) is (literally) in the details." They'd likely kill each other off in the fight to decide whose version of their "Biblical law" must be used.

The birth of the American Taliban

Listening Rick Santorum and the Tea Party and I feel like we are seeing the birth of the American Taliban. The fact that they feel they have moral high ground to dictate how everyone in this country and the world should live. Sounds like they are taking a page from the Taliban play book.

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about the separation of Church and State is contained in Mr. Santorum's rhetoric. Santorum's argument is a recipe for civil strife. The view that God is the only source of political rights turns honest political disagreement into theological conflict.

Would benefit everyone except perhaps the Jews

and the Muslims and Buddhists and Confucians and every other minority (in America) religious tradition -- as well as Christians who are not right-wing fundamentalists like Mr.Santorum.