View Full Version : Christian group plans straw poll, religion-and-politics faceoff

Patrick Henry
08-20-2007, 08:45 PM
People in the area need to go and vote for the good Dr.


Christian group plans straw poll, religion-and-politics faceoff

The Family Research Council is planning a three-day "Values Voter Summit" this fall, complete with a presidential straw poll and a conservative-liberal faceoff on religion and politics.

The council advertises the conference, Oct. 19-21 in Washington, as "the largest gathering of values voters from across the nation." It will include a gala dinner honoring James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family.

Other confirmed big names include council president Tony Perkins; Phyllis Schlafly, head of the Eagle Forum; activists Gary Bauer and Paul Weyrich; Robert Bork, Bill Bennett and former senator Rick Santorum. No word yet on whether any presidential candidates will be working the crowd.

A debate called "The Role of Faith & Politics in 2008" pits Jim Wallis, an evangelical Christian who edits the magazine Sojourners, against Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's government affairs arm and host of three syndicated radio programs.

Both men have written pox-on-both-houses books. Wallis, in God's Politics, argues that the right has hijacked faith and moral values and the left "doesn't get it." Land, in The Divided States of America, says both the right and left have misstated God's role in America's affairs.

08-20-2007, 09:27 PM
Oh wow, this group has a LOT of pull with social "conservatives". Schlafly has already come out for Tancredo. Bill Bennett... major Rockefeller Republican. Dr. Paul has some strong Christian supporters. I wish we could get some of them there.

Like this guy, Pastor Chuck Baldwin. He loves Paul. http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwina.htm

And how about that minister from Alabama that recently spoke. He's got the fire and brimstone down flat, eh?

There are a variety of others too. I just need to find their names.

Patrick Henry
08-21-2007, 06:10 AM

Patrick Henry
08-21-2007, 06:11 AM
Like this guy, Pastor Chuck Baldwin. He loves Paul. http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwina.htm

I like Baldwin. I voted for Peroutka in '04.

08-21-2007, 07:48 AM
Heck, it looks like Pastor Baldwin is even planning to hold a weekly prayer vigil for Dr. Paul and his supporters.


08-21-2007, 08:20 AM
i have no doubt that Paul will do VERY well with rank and file Christians.... but i'm somewhat worried that the church leaders themselves will come out and endorse someone like Brownback, or Huckabee.... someone with NO chance, because they don't want to be controversial this time around.

We'll see what happens. I know Dr. Paul has my church hands down ;)

08-21-2007, 08:25 AM
I just hope they organize for this thing and do it before the last minute. They could get some great speakers to show up there, if they just planned for it and asked. It would be a major coup for the Republican Party nomination, if he somehow managed to get this group's endorsement.