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November 5, 2012 11:45 am

Paul Ryan: Obama Compromises Judeo-Christian Values

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During  a conference call Sunday Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said that U.S. President Barack Obama compromised Judeo-Christian values.

“It’s a dangerous path,” Ryan said according to a report on Yahoo.”It’s a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values that made us such a great an exceptional nation in the first place.”

The call was hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, an influential Evangelical  group whose leader Ralph Reed said “tens of thousands” of Evangelical Christians were listening in on the call.

Ryan is Catholic and frequently refers to his faith in public. According to the Yahoo report, when asked about the role his faith plays in his daily life Ryan said that “It keeps us, keeps us humble, it keeps us strong, it keeps us in a great place, it gives us peace of mind.”

He said the priest at his Catholic church in Janesville, Wis., emailed Sunday night with a message: “Just have no fear.”

“And that’s how the Lord sustains me,” Ryan said according to the Yahoo report. “No fear…It’s the prayer from my pastor, my family, with my family, and also it’s the prayers that are offered to me from perfect strangers that I know are out there praying, for Mitt and myself, and our families, and our families are doing great.”

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  • CynicalAtheist

    Religion should NOT be a part of government. We do not need “Judeo-Christian values” when secular laws are just as effective. You can have “values” even if they have NOTHING to do with religion. I have good morals and values, but as an Atheist, I find Mr. Ryan’s sentiment insulting and very annoying.

    • Louis Ogden

      Hiya CynicalAtheist,
      I believe we come from the same school of thought. Aren’t you getting excited about the yearly (and upcoming) culture wars over “merry xmas” vs. happy holidays? About this time every year, I feel like crawling into a hole and re-appearing in January, lol.

  • Louis Ogden

    Despite Mr. Ryan’s views, religion should not play a roll in our govt. which is a secular democracy. We have freedom of religion in this country and there is no “religious test” for holding office. We are in the process of electing the Commander-in-Chief not the preacher-in-chief. I, for one, am tired of the marrying of religion and politics, esp. when considering the fact that we are not a “Christian Nation.” We are a nation that has Christianity as the majority religion. The 1st amendment to our constitution requires the govt. to be neutral on matters of faith.