This is not an endorsement, but do you know what the secular left and so many other people hate most about Rick Santorum? It is his virtue. The image he presents to many Americans is one of a stable family, a loving father and, most important, a man who loves God and seeks to serve Jesus Christ.
He is, as Scripture says, the smell of death to those who are perishing. It is the same with everyone who believes in an authority higher than the state. They are mocked, ridiculed, rejected and people attempt to silence them.
They are shamed as opposed to those who engage in, or support, shameful behavior. The world has been turned on its head. Today those who have babies out of wedlock, live together, curse in public and engage in other outrageous behavior make lots of money and show up on magazine covers and awards ceremonies where they are honored. And we wonder why we get more of this sort of thing when virtue and faith are derided.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: February 22, 2012