Barack Obama is being hammered by religious groups, of many different faiths, for his Obamacare HHS Mandate that would require religious institutions to proved access to insurance that covers contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, which goes directly against their religious beliefs. That is not opinion, that is in the words, letters and very public outcry from a multitude of religious groups, Pastors, Bishops, Rabbi's, etc...
Campaigning for reelection, losing blocs of voters because of the direct attack on religious freedom, Barack Obama decides to quote Jesus to justify his agenda while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast.
"For me, as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required," says Obama, then continues with "It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others."
Two birds with one stone, justify the class war that Obama has been inciting for years and attempt to push the "I am Christian" hear me roar theme to convince people that he is not starting a war on religion, by insisting his own religious beliefs guide him in his policy decisions.
Obama threw down a mantle of "Christianity", and Rick Santorum picked it up and pushed right back.
Obama’s agenda is “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology,” Santorum told supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement at a Columbus hotel.
When asked about the statement at a news conference later, Santorum said, “If the president says he’s a Christian, he’s a Christian.”
But Santorum did not back down from the assertion that Obama’s values run against those of Christianity.
“He is imposing his values on the Christian church. He can categorize those values anyway he wants. I’m not going to,” Santorum told reporters.
Now the Obama team is whining about Santorum's comments with Obama campaign strategist and former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs saying "“I think that if you make comments like that, you make comments that are well over the line. It’s time to have a conversation on political issues, not question each other’s faith."
Since Obama is attacking religious freedom and faith and is using his own concept of religious theology to do so, as well as to justify other parts of his agenda, then his faith just became part of the politic issue.
His prior "present" votes against banning partial birth abortion to which fact checkers found to be a deliberate acknowledged strategy with Obama and Planned Parenthood to defeat the bans, is not consistent with Christian theological teachings.
Issues2000.org provides a detailed list of Obama's pro-abortion record, including but not limited to;
1997: opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion;
Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions;
Opposed born-alive treatment law;
Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP;
Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion;
Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions;
Each and every one of those votes as well his statements on the Illinois Senate floor arguing why another doctor should be called in to decide if a fetus was viable or previable, directly go against Christian beliefs.
Obama, Senate floor, 2002: [A]dding a – an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion. … I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births.
Obama threw down the mantle of Christianity and used it to justify his class warfare agenda, so Rick Santorum had every right to pick it and use it by showing examples where Obama's theology, policies and practices in other areas is not consistent with the Christian faith.