#Anti-ScienceQuotable- Rick Santorum wants Pope to stop talking about Climate Change

From Huffington Post:

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change.

Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should “leave science to the scientists.”

His comments come as the pope, who earned a master’s degree in chemistry before turning to the priesthood, becomes increasingly vocal about climate change. Pope Francis is preparing a groundbreaking encyclical to be released in the coming weeks that’s expected to make the case that taking action to fight climate change is a moral and religious imperative.

Santorum described himself as a “huge fan” of the pope and said he appreciates the pontiff’s commitment to family issues, but he wants the church to stay out of science.

My personal thoughts:

  1. Looks like the pope IS a scientist, and he seems to be taking steps that are in agreement with what climate scientists have proven. Kudos! It’s nice to be in agreement with religion, for a change.
  2. Rick Santorum has a HISTORY of denying climate change… so MAYBE he should follow his own advice of leaving science to the scientists?
  3. HOW do we Americans continue to let people like Santorum obtain political office?!
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