President Barack Obama uses his faith “as a convenience” when it serves him, while at the same time being the most anti-religion president in history, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum charged in an exclusive Newsmax interview.

And by saying that Jesus would have called for higher taxes, Obama was completely misreading the bible, touted the staunch Roman Catholic father of seven.

“Over the last few weeks, he has done more to assault religion in this country than any president, certainly in recent history, maybe even in history,” said Santorum.

The former senator was talking a day after Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast to quote St. Luke’s Gospel that Jesus’ teaching of “Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required,” should be interpreted to mean that Christ would have wanted the rich to pay higher tax rates.

“Jesus wasn’t talking to the government,” said Santorum. “He wasn’t talking that the government should take more from you.

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