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'Obama a threat to Judeo-Christian values'

2012-11-05 11:00

Castle Rock - In a telephone call with evangelical voters on Sunday night, US Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told potential voters that President Barack Obama's path for the United States compromises Judeo-Christian values.

The comment came during the final sprint for the US election on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a leading group of Christian conservatives, Ryan attacked Obama's vision in stark terms.

In the campaign's last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Ryan, his running mate, have argued that if elected, they would end partisan divisiveness and work with Democrats to find solutions in Washington.

"It's a dangerous path," Ryan said of Obama's plan for the United States. "It's a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilisation values that made us such a great and exceptional nation in the first place."

Routinely on the stump, Ryan says that the president's policies, particularly his 2010 healthcare restructuring, also known as "Obamacare", curb religious freedom.

"He was talking about issues like religious liberty and 'Obamacare' - topics he has mentioned frequently during the campaign," said Romney campaign spokesperson Michael Steel.

In the phone call on Sunday, Ryan discussed the importance of his Roman Catholic faith in his life.

After a weekend of cross-country barnstorming, Ryan concludes the campaign in his home state of Wisconsin with a late-night rally in Milwaukee on Monday.


Comments
  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 11:10

    What happened to separating God from state!

      michael.atkins.7547 - 2012-11-05 11:33

      Actually, the separation is between "church" and state, and more particularly between the "government" (leadership) of the church (or a particular denomination) and the government of the state. And it served as a protection for the church, where the state could not intervene in its' leadership. Such a "separation" does not imply the divorce of God from public life, and certainly does not imply the removal of values based on the Bible from public life.

      jody.beggs - 2012-11-05 16:15

      @casters.balle "How pathetic that you spend your lives trying to justify your empty, miserable, pointless existence. " Judge mental much ! We don't need your god and we especially don't want him in school's ! "Ironically, you bring God up more often in your utterances than a reborn Christian" How did atheitis bring up the god when article is about Judeo-Christian values ? Do you actually engage brain before commenting ? I bet your a "Paulinian" more than a christian ? Do you follow OT rules or are you a hypocrite ? Damn the man.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-05 11:11

    First World nations are doing perfectly fine without those various.

      SchrodingersDragon - 2012-11-05 11:35

      heh?

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-05 11:44

      Autocomplete. I meant *values, not 'various '

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-05 11:30

    I will be so glad when Obama wins and sends these red necks packing. How I wish we had a president of his stature instead of the goons we have.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 11:35

      The Christian Zionist Fundamentalist, think they have a right to push their religious bigotry around the world, with the bomb and the bullet if necessary.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 14:01

      What makes you conclude positively that I am a Muslim?

  • robert.reeve.7564 - 2012-11-05 11:35

    "We will offer the Christian world unheard of peace overtures, and these nations, stupid and decadent, will leap at the chance to be our friends; they will willingly cooperate in their own destruction. Then, when their guard is down, and they have gone to sleep, we will smash them with our clenched fist." Marxist Dmitri Manuilsky Don't let this happen!!

      Cayowin - 2012-11-05 11:56

      You know that Dmitry died in 1959? And the cold war is over? The largest communist nation is embracing Capitalist development and small business. The only communist state that still causing problems is North Korea and that has moved our of communism and into totalitarianism. So pretty sure that is one thing we dont have to worry about, but thanks for the warning.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-05 11:40

    Ja and? They days are over when a country and its laws are ruled by the stone-age values of religion.

  • emmett.wesleygarrett - 2012-11-05 11:53

    The race for the White House is really heating up now. Gonna be real interesting.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-11-05 11:54

    It is a sign of utter desperation when presidential candidates have to bring religion into the debates. It is a sign that they are probably fighting a losing cause and so scrape the bottom of the barrel. Any president who has to win over voters by appealing to their sense of other-worldly beliefs instead of their sense of reason or right-and-wrong, probably does not deserve to be president. Of course, I am in no position to criticise the States considering the useless, brain-dead mug that I have for a president.

  • uwe.klopfer - 2012-11-05 12:00

    That is hilarious... the PATRIOT act anyone...brought in by G.W Bush the last republican in office...talk about taking WAY freedonm.... "Faith and Freedom Coalition" should not be involved with politics...but hey...wherever the money is...

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-11-05 12:15

    Precisely what "Judeo-Christian values" exactly? Protecting paedophiles and errant priests? Defending serial women and children abusers? Practising homophobia and bigotism? Denying the reality of science? Promoting racism and paternalism? Pfffft! Do me a favour. Go Barack Obama!

  • carlos.neves.77398 - 2012-11-05 12:17

    The Republicans are getting desperate,

  • Adil Smit - 2012-11-05 12:28

    And the Republicans are a threat to equal rights for women with their comments on rape. A Republican senator actually beloefs dogfighting belongs in a civilised society. Enough said.

  • dean.isaacs3 - 2012-11-05 12:31

    @ michael.atkins7547 - sorry mate, you could not be more wrong. "The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” ~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams And, the best countries to live in are completely secular - Sweden, Norway etc. Theocracies are hell holes, worst places for human rights abuses etc.

  • seanrossouwslr - 2012-11-05 12:46

    "Obamacare curbs religious freedom". Like the freedom to decide to pray away your sons burst appendix, which results in him dying? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205306/Russel-Brandi-Bellew-Faith-healer-parents-avoid-jail-Austin-Sprout-16-dies.html

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-11-05 13:01

    Republicans = rightwing religious nutcases who thrives on WAR! Arrogant and egocentric. Typical: claiming God to only belong to them. Please please please US, show the rest of the world that more than 50% of your inhabitants have more than double figure IQ's! The majority can surely not already have forgotten what happened under Bush? Or do you really want to go back to moral and financial bankruptcy?

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 14:10

      The country, immersed in the greatest wealth of information, contains the most ignorant people in the universe.

  • fred.schoeman - 2012-11-06 06:57

    The Judeo Christian values I subscribe to is caring for the poor, promoting peace not war, working towards a society where love, peace and justice prevails. These are not the values of the Republican Party. Cuting taxes for the rich, invading other countries and discriminating against minorities are not what I call Judeo Christian values.

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