Ron Paul steals the show at Faith Coalition

Ron Paul surprised delegates at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference last week by quoting long portions of the Bible to buttress his political views.  Romney, Bachman, Pawlenty and most of the other GOP presidential hopefuls showed up at the event.  The Faith and Freedom Coalition is organized by Ralph Reed and is referred to by some as the new Christian Coalition.  But while some of the speakers stumbled uncomfortably over Christian buzzwords, likely supplied by their handlers, and other speakers ignored the special character of their audience altogether, Ron Paul launched into a scriptural defense of his views.

Paul reminded his audience of the Biblical story of 1 Samuel chapter 8 when the Israelites demanded a king and God warned them what would happen. They would be burdened with taxation and the King would take their sons away to die in distant wars.

“I don’t think we need a king,” Paul told the audience, “and we don’t need Washington to act as if they’re the king of this country.”  His speech evoked the largest applause and cheers of the day.

Ron Paul’s recent appearance and the reaction of his audience reflects a growing trend among evangelicals who see the erosion of the constitutional right of freedom of religion to be the new threat.

“This is no longer about Christians trying to force prayer in schools or an end to abortion,” a famous televangelist told me.  “While we have been busy talking about those things we have had the constitution stolen right before our eyes.  This is now about whether or not we have the right to worship freely.  The battle is now over the constitution itself.”

Last year Ron Paul was criticized by some Christian leaders for defending the rights of Moslems to build a Mosque in New York City.  Libertarians, who defend the congressman point out that  less than 1% of the American population is Islamic. 76% are Christians.  If the government is given the power to decide where and when a house of worship can be built the Christians, not the Muslims, will suffer most.  In recent years Christian pastors and denominational leaders have grown frustrated as State and County governments use zoning boards to block the construction of new churches, keeping the land on the property tax roles.  In some of the largest counties in America a new Christian church cannot be built.

“More and more Christians are seeing the critical importance of Ron Paul’s message,” says Brian Jacobs, a former consultant for the Billy Graham organization. “If we compromise the constitution, even to promote something we want, in the long run, we are undercutting ourselves.” Jacobs helped arrange the meeting between Billy Graham and George W. Bush in Jacksonville, Florida, the day before the national election in 2000.  Jacobs is now actively supporting Ron Paul’s candidacy.

Bill Spiegel, a former member of the Senior Bush President’s Economic Council and the Southern Baptist Liaison for George H. W. Bush says, “Much of the money that was going to evangelical lobbies in Washington is now going to Ron Paul.  And the Christian leaders in Washington have been taken by surprise.  It is because the people are seeing what the leaders are missing.  They don’t want power they want to be left alone to worship in freedom and Ron Paul is the only candidate who is defending that right consistently.”

Ron Paul shared with the Christian activist audience his own experience as an OB doctor, delivering more than 4,000 babies.  And why he supports Right to Life.  “Let me tell you,” the congressman said, “life does begin at conception.”

Perhaps his biggest applause came when he told the audience, “We have, as a people, lost our confidence and our understanding of what true liberty is all about and where it comes from.  It doesn’t come from the government.  Our liberties come from our Creator.”


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Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

39 thoughts on “Ron Paul steals the show at Faith Coalition

  1. Thanks for this note, Mr. Wead. I wasn’t aware Paul attended the conference, and am heartened to hear of the positive response to his message.

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    1. From Samuel:

      “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants……

      And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”

  3. Good article Doug. When they start to realize Ron’s positions in greater detail, they make a whole ton of sense. Ron is not a cheap, soundbite type of guy. There is a deep and solid philosophical belief backing every single stance that he takes as you well know.

  4. Ron Is an incredible Man that see’s the entire picture. Some are so narrow minded in their views (Not just christians) that they forget the reason they can say what they want and share their views are based on the same rights they are trying to take from others. And NOW look! Finally someone is standing up for all of us not just the one filling his pockets. He especially defends those he does not like!! Just because it is their right to feel and think and say what they want! Hooray Dr. Ron Paul

  5. I’m voting for Ron Paul all the way! His actions match his words and so do his policies.

  6. Funny, I didn’t see any other stories where Ron “stole the show.” But it is campaign season, right Doug?

    1. Yeah, the media tends to loathe to report on Ron Paul for some reason. I vividly remember in 2008 when Paul came in close second in the Nevada Primary and his name was literally blotted out of the electoral pie chart. It should probably make you wonder whit it is that the media is afraid for you to know…

  7. I agree. It was refreshing to have someone understand the faith they espouse instead of the other opportunistic so-called leaders who are merely looking for votes.

    I almost thought I was in church when Ron Paul went a few minutes providing a small sermon from 1 Samuel 8. He even said it was easy to remember because he always quotes the Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution to limit government! Hah!

  8. Please, all of my American friends around the world……please join me in the support of Dr. Ron Paul for President in 2012. Everyone keeps saying that he can’t do it, but I know that it can be done. If we join together, and don’t let the media and the government tell us what will happen, I know that we can do it. Our nation needs someone like Dr. Paul, someone that feels the people. Thank you!!!

  9. Dr. Ron Paul is THE MOST PRO-LIFE republican presidential candidate with a very long voting record to prove it. And having personally delivered more than 4000 babies does not hurt either.

  10. Ron Paul is the only man who will do what he says once elected to office, even if it’s a threat to him personally, he will go down with guns blazing in the defense of liberty. The other candidates are just telling Tea Partiers and Christians what they want to her for now. Once elected, they will behave like they have always behaved if you just take a look at their individual records, you’ll see this is true.

  11. Paul has it correct its freedom of religion not freedom from religion. If freedom is denied for one it can be denied for all.

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  13. Wake up voters! This may be our last chance to get it right. Ron Paul has the best ideas on how to get our nation headed back on a good footing. It’s a shame that we didn’t pay attention to what this man was saying back in 2008, and even beyond. He’s not lying to us and will perform his presidential duties just as he’s stating in this campaign. If you want your life back , vote for him or stay away from the ballot box and go back to drinking your Koolaid.

  14. Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself.
    Mr. Paul has not survived in politics for 22 years and maintain the ethics and morality he has by being anything other than stellar.
    If You refute the above comment, then I please invite You to listen to him speak about key issues. It is amazing how well he comes across because he doesn’t have to remember lies like other politicians. He understands what is happening in the world and knows how to apply the basic principles of liberty to achieve the real change that America so desperately deserves.
    American to American we are all on the same team. So I present Mr. Ron Paul as my Candidate for 2011 and invite anybody to meaningfully and respectfully debate why he is not the best for American and its people in 2012.
    Ron Paul = A real change, not for special interest, but for America’s Interests!
    Thank You for Your time
    Ron Paul 2012

    God Bless America. God Speed Mr. Ron Paul

  15. Mr. Doug Wead, thank you so much for joining the Ron Paul campaign — I just read the daily Paul, and when I saw you mentioned and read the post that your on the team, I knew from reading your blog posts, that I had to say thanks — let’s win this man! God bless, and thanx again!

  16. Ron Paul is the only candidate I would consider voting for in the coming presidential election. All the other candidates are bought and paid for by the special interests. They pretend to be “Conservatives” but they are all for more undeclared wars, more inflation, more regulation of our lives, and less freedom.

    Only Ron Paul believes in limited Constitutional government and restoring our freedoms. Ron Paul in 2012

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