For Ron Paul, it’s not that he lacks conservative beliefs, but rather his personal brand of conservatism that turns some voters off. But should evangelicals take another look at the Texas congressman’s bid for the White House?
Two pastors have recently made the case for why evangelicals should take another look at Paul, and in the process, addressed reasons that might be hindering Christians from backing the libertarian politician.
Dr. Jim Linzey, a retired Army National Guard chaplain and evangelical supporter of Paul, noted that Paul doesn’t tend to talk much about his faith while campaigning.
“I don’t think Ron Paul wears his religion on his sleeve and I think that is a good thing,” Linzey told The Christian Post. “My reason for supporting Ron Paul is irrespective of his evangelical beliefs as a Southern Baptist, but solely based on principle, in that he seeks to base every approach to problem solving and decision making on the Constitution.”
Linzey continued, “Since the Constitution is based on the Bible, then it would behoove me as an evangelical to support the candidate whose political philosophy most closely lines up with the Constitution,” said Linzey.
And earlier in January, Voddie Baucham, pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, wrote in a blog post about his support for Paul. He explains that he is supporting his state’s representative for three main reasons: Paul is a Christian conservative, a Constitutional conservative and a consistent conservative.
Source: Christian Post | Paul Stanley