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War, Social Values, and Ron Paul

March 6, 2012
Jon Basil Utley, Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation

Is supporting war more important for evangelicals than their social values? Isn’t Ron Paul a social conservative? He opposes abortion, gay marriage and promiscuous sex, he has never been divorced and certainly supports family values, but he believes in limited government. Two of his brothers are ministers. Why then are evangelical leaders now opting for Santorum, and before him Gingrich? The one big area of disagreement with Ron Paul is war; foreign wars and the domestic one against drugs. For this they oppose him. Santorum supports unending war in Afghanistan, backing Israel without limit and a new war against Iran.

Earlier there was a major far leftist candidate who supported all the issues that evangelicals oppose, and was a vocal proponent for expanding Israeli settlements on the West Bank and promoting the war on Iraq. He was overjoyed when open homosexuality became allowed in the military, he supports abortion, gay marriage and the leftist agenda for big, intrusive government; power to labor unions as well as expanded, unconstitutional police powers within the U.S. Evangelicals adore him and went all out to support him 2006, when he lost his primary race and ran as an independent for the Senate. He is Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. March 6, 2012 8:47 pm

    In anther post I replied regarding Obama “hating the Bible” that in my opinion he was an Agnostic, as I am, we do not accept the self appointed interpreter of what God said, keeping in mind that very little in the Bible came from God. So is Ron Paul position. Going to war to accelerate the coming of Jesus is as irrational as one can be but it has been a very good preaching point for the Evangelists. One should notice that Evangelical sermons rely heavily on terrorizing their flock. God punishment being the most convincing weapons for the powerless. Am I saying Ron Paul is not a true religion man? Of course not, I have always maintained that Religious practitioners insult the greatness of the Creator by placing themselves at his intellectual level and they are using him like a commercial product.

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