Skip to comments.Barack Obama Faith Tour Flops With Pro-Life Voters in Jerry Falwell's Backyard
Posted on 09/22/2008 4:02:28 PM PDT by wagglebee
Lynchburg, VA (LifeNews.com) -- For the new Barack Obama "faith tour" to have any success, it needs to be able to draw young and evangelical voters. Yet, at its first stop in the Virginia back yard of well-known pastor Jerry Falwell, just 15 people showed up for the event.
The Obama campaign has signed up evangelical author Donald Miller, Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec and former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer, for the "Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour."
The trio made a stop at Liberty University, which is home to over 10,000 evangelical students from across the county and a conservative bastion in a state Obama is targeting heavily in this election.
Yet, his "faith tour" failed to resonate with people there.
Billy Valentine, director of Catholics for McCain, a grassroots organization of young Catholics not affiliated with the McCain campaign, told LifeNews.com he's not surprised the event flopped.
"Young Evangelicals and Catholics alike can't be deceived by Obama's empty rhetoric, and instead realize that an Obama administration would laugh in the face of the human rights issues they passionately fight for, such as the right to life," he said.
"The Obama 'faith event' might have been a bigger draw if they had advertised it as a circus show ... or perhaps a desperately hilarious comedy show," he said.
Valentine says that's because Obama's pro-abortions views -- "for infanticide, partial-birth abortion, and taxpayer-funded abortions" -- will never capture the support of evangelical and Catholics voters.
"Young Evangelicals and Catholics are savvy enough to do their homework on Obama and realize the consequences of him in the White House," Valentine said. "Obama has said the first thing he'd do as president is sign the 'Freedom of Choice Act' which would invalidate all the pro-life laws that we have fought so hard for."
"John McCain, on the other hand, has a stellar 24-year record on right to life issues that young Christians can be proud of," Valentine told LifeNews.com.
"Most importantly, he is committed to nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court with the guidance of pro-life champion, Senator Sam Brownback," he said.
The Obama faith tour is beginning this week and is similar to the evangelical outreach Obama attempted in Iowa an South Carolina during the Democratic primaries.
Related web sites:
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And the left will NEVER understand why it won't.
Where does he go to Church now?
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Where does he go to Church now?
BLT not a big draw amongst people with brains. Who would have thought that.
He’ll start attending the Mosque of his choice once he’s safely elected.
Awesome. When will the Jews shmarten up (I am one, so back off) and give this anti-semite/racist the cold shoulder.
Perhaps they should have called it the, "Leap of Faith Tour."
Just to let you know this was plastered all over the news today.....NOT!!
More like "jump ths shark tour"
......When will the Jews shmarten up....
Check this out.
From your lips...
Valentine: “The Obama ‘faith event’ might have been a bigger draw if they had advertised it as a circus show ... or perhaps a desperately hilarious comedy show,” he said.
he’s right, the people can’t be fooled by this “tour”...
15 people is 14 too many.
“Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour.”
Is a misnomer:
“Barack Obama: Lack of Faith, Family and Values Tour.”
There, that is better.
The left refuses to believe that Christians are not two-dimensional, gullible morons. The ignorance of “progressives” is almost as astounding as their arrogance.
Killing infants has never been a big sell to Christians of any stripe.
It is obscene that the Democrats think that they can make a case for it.
Hard to believe 15 people showed up.
“Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec”
Sad what many of our institutions of higher learning have become. They started with a strong theological foundation and now they have professors that don’t even comprehend a basic precept like “Thou shall not commit murder”. Tragic.