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Mr. Santorum's misapprehension

Rick Santorum, who appears to have taken this week's lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the presidency, accused President Obama the other day of following a "phony theology," elevating earth above humankind. On Face the Nation yesterday, he clarified those remarks, saying that he had in no way intended to suggest that the president is not a Christian.

Here's a little reminder for Presidents Day.

What Mr. Santorum appears not to understand is how tricky it is in our polity to discuss whether, or what kind of, Christian the president is,...