Monday, February 27, 2012

Santorum college faith

  • WASHINGTON (RNS) Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorums claim that U.S. colleges drive young Christians out of church is facing scrutiny from Protestant and Catholic experts. Santorum told talk show host Glenn Beck on Thursday (Feb.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Obama has a bachelors degree and a law degree. Interviewed Sunday on ABCs This Week, Santorum recalled a statistic that suggested more than 60 percent of kids who enter college committed to a faith leave without it.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • In an escalation of the sometimes fiery language that he has used throughout the race, Mr. Santorum declared that colleges were no longer a "neutral setting" for people of faith and described how he had become sickened after reading John F.
  • (New York Times)
  • Rick Santorum is off base when he criticizes college as a place where young people lose their "faith commitment." In fact, the percentage of those with weakened religious affiliations is higher for those who don't go to college.
  • (Annenberg Political Fact Check)
  • In the interview, Santorum decries higher-educations influence on faith, claiming off-hand that 62 percent of kids who enter college with some sort of faith commitment leave without it.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • Santorum told ABCs George Stephanopoulos, 62 percent of kids who enter college with some sort of faith commitment leave without it.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • DALLAS, Texas – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama He claimed that "62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it," but declined to cite a source for the figure.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • He, too, is a Catholic, although not of the Kennedy variety. Santorum is severe and unamusing about his faith, and that is his prerogative.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Oh I understand why he wants you to go to college, he wants to remake you in his image. Santorum has also said in recent days that former President John F. Kennedys 1960 campaign speech explaining his Catholic faith made him want to throw up.
  • (NECN)
  • Santorum also said he heard a statistic from a few years ago in which 62 percent of students who enter college with a faith commitment leave without one. You make it sound like there is something wrong with encouraging college education, Stephanopoulos complained.
  • (Christian Post)

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