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Rick Santorum In 2008: Obama Joined Church For Power

Santorum is at the center of a storm right now over his comment that Barack Obama follows a "phony theology" and an earlier suggestion that mainline Protestants aren't Christian. But this isn't the first time he's addressed Obama's faith. In August 2008, Santorum suggested that President Obama only joined a church to launch his political career: "Faith was an avenue for power." Santorum added, "I never judge someone's faith personally."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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