“I just said that when you have a world view that elevates the Earth above man and says that, we can't take those [energy] resources because we're going to harm the Earth by things that frankly are just not scientifically proven- for example, that politicization of the whole global warming debate,” Santorum told liberal Grand Inquisitor Bob Scheiffer on CBS News’ Face the Music. “I mean, this is just all an attempt to centralize power and to give more power to the government.”
Earth worship, Cosmos worship, materialism, old-style paganism (Wiccans, Druids, Shamans) -- all of these religions have dire economic, freedom-destroying consequences. The religious left suppose that mankind is essentially a product of the earth (your "mother") and that we owe "Her" our deference. We are to be Her servants. The neo-pagan legalists declare "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!" This philosophy is a direct attack on, and usurpation of, the traditional Christian worldview on which this nation is based, and which has led us all to prosperity.
God created the earth and filled it with resources for the benefit of mankind. We are its rightful managers. Use of the earth's resources is no "sin against the Mother," rather it is good, appropriate, noble, and just. We should be responsible managers, of course. But Gaia idolators insist on total prohibition on the productive activities of mankind. Unless people are able to spiritually awaken and see pagan idolatry for what it is, our future looks bleak. Santorum nails it.
In that past few months we have seen prohibitions on extracting oil, natural gas, coal, and minerals from the earth. Dozens of coal plants are closing, the Keystone Pipeline prohibited, Alaska drilling banned. The list goes on. All of these things directly resulting from crippling neo-pagan religion.