Skip to comments.Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack
Posted on 08/11/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
The Obama re-election campaign huddled today with progressive religious leaders as they coordinate a line of attack against conservative Catholic congressman Paul Ryan, Republican Mitt Romneys selection as his ticket-mate.
The Democrat-aligned religious leaders are critical of the budget proposals Rep. Ryan has championed on Capitol Hill, which, they charge, will exacerbate the sufferings of the nations poor.
They also portray Ryan as a secret admirer of Ayn Rand, who famously authored Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead; who was, at once, a strong defender of capitalism and an avowed atheist.
Of course, it is hard for left-wing religious leaders to play the poverty card against Ryan when they are supporting a Democrat president on whose watch the ranks of the nations poor has grown by more than 6.5 million.
As to Ryans affinity for Rand, there are many faithful Christians, including yours truly, who share her belief in limited government and individual rights, but who absolutely do not share her disbelief in God.
What amuses is that the Obama campaign actually believes that the left-wing religious attack on Ryan it is plotting can somehow win Christian evangelical votes to the Democrat column this upcoming November.
Thats no more likely than Obama returning the poverty rate, the jobless rate and (while were at it) gasoline prices to where they were the day before his inauguration.
Because the faith espoused by religious leaders carrying water for the Obama campaign is quite different than the faith practiced by Christian evangelicals.
No true Christ follower would support abortion-on-demand, like the left-wing religious leaders who stand with Obama. Nor would authentic Christians give their blessing to same-sex marriage. Nor would they endorse government-mandated contraceptives-on-demand for single women.
The Scripture advises believers that, during the early years of Christianity, there were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in damnable heresies.
The left-wing religious leaders who have joined the Obama campaign in its planned attack on Ryan are the false teachers of whom the Scripture warned. And the day surely will come when the Lord holds them accountable for the heresies they espouse.
I reject her philosophy, Ryan told National Review on Thursday. Its an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a persons view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Dont give me Ayn Rand.
Left Wing Religious? What is that,are we talking Satanism or the religion of Bestiality?
It is unconstitutional to force me tithe to their religious obligations to "the poor" via taxes.
Barack Obama himself used this "my brother's keeper" argument and the ACLU was MIA as usual when liberals invoke religion. Barry explained to Left coast homosexuals that he would have to say some things in 2008 to appeal to those voters in flyover country that cling to God and guns. Not that he believed any of it himself, just had to pay lip service to get their votes.
The Mainstream media, has avoided the Black Ministers that have trashed Oblamo at ever microphone they can reach, about Gay Marriage..
Where is the quote from the Vatican re: Ryan’s commitment to the life of babies?
But, liberals can find a Gay and Lesbian Pastor, with a Phone Booth Ministry, for any perverted mystery of faith that is needed to trash a true Christian a the drop of a hat.. UGH..
“Secret admirer of Ayn Rand?” What secret? The worst kept secret in history. Clueless is as clueless does.
Ryan need not fear attacks on his religious beliefs. Romney, however, will face blistering attacks for his Mormon cultic beliefs.
I do suspect that Ryan may face some fire for siding with a Mormon. Hopefully, his unwise decision to be on a political ticket with a cultist won’t harm his good name.
The choice of Ryan must really FROST liberal Catholics like Pelosi, Biden, etc.
Left wing, progressive, gay.... Shouldn’t it undermine their superior senses of themselves to admit, let alone adhere to any sort of religion?
Some revolutionaries, these.
The best part of this pick, besides firing up the base conservatives and Tea Partiers, is that Paul Ryan will now be the future of the Party.
He will be the frontrunner GOP Presidential candidate, whether it is in 2016 or 2020.
A real conservative.