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I’m sorry. I cannot support Santorum AT ALL! What does religion have to do with fixing the economy? What does religion have to do with people getting jobs? What does religion have to do with anything political? Your religion can inform your political position but it CANNOT be your politics.

CNN Belief Blog

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) — For all the attention paid to the clout of fiscally focused tea party conservatives and of the primacy of jobs in the 2012 election, Rick Santorum’s trifecta victories Tuesday night are a good reminder of the powerful role religious conservatives play in the GOP. They fueled Santorum’s wins in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado and his earlier victory in the Iowa caucuses.

But why, exactly, do religious conservatives love the former senator from Pennsylvania? There are obvious reasons his advocacy against abortion and same-sex marriage, for instance but plenty of less obvious ones, too.

Here’s my list. What would you add?

  1. Santorum’s a family man. “He’s got this big, vibrant family and he left the campaign trail last week to go back and be with his daughter in the hospital,” says Eli Bremer, chairman of Colorado’s El Paso…

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  1. Lorin Richter on said:

    Religion is a personal belief in a God or spiritual being. You are correct: religion and politics are separate. I’m tired of politicians using it as blackmail. If you believe in God – any God that is a personal relationship that certainly doesn’t have any connection to government. Separation of church and state please.

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