View Full Version : Hit Piece on the TX Preacher who Endorsed Ron Paul

01-18-2012, 12:19 PM
Voddie Baucham posted this in his Facebook page. Please show him support:

Wow! That didn't take long. I've written and spoken about the homosexual issue at length. Warren Throckmorton wrote one of the only negative pieces about my Ron Paul article, and O'Reilly's "Talking Points Memo" went for it like red meat! This is the "After the Ball" strategy at work!

My piece on Paul barely alluded to this issue. However, my opposition to homosexual sodomy renders anythin...g else I say moot in their opinion. Picking up on my statement about the Levitical death penalty (which I made in an effort to show the heinous nature of the sin from God's perspective), they double back and admit that I do not advocate for the death penalty today, but the damage is done! Yellow Journalism/character assassination complete. Another example of the power, influence, and organization of the radical homosexual agenda.


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Ron Paul’s campaign is proudly showing off an endorsement from the Reverend Voddie Baucham, a Baptist pastor in Texas with a penchant for deploying fire and brimstone language against gays in his sermons, whom he notes are “worthy of the death penalty” according to Biblical law.

In one 2009 blog post condemning President Obama for an official announcement celebrating the gay and lesbian community, Baucham took issue with Obama’s praise for the LGBT community’s activism on behalf of HIV/AIDS awareness.

“Hence, sodomites, who who are in large part responsible for the introduction and spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are praised for responding to this plague in an attempt to avoid annihilation (by the way, I know you don’t have to engage in sodomy to get HIV, but that doesn’t change the facts… see the book And the Band Played On for an honest look at this issue),” he wrote. “This is revisionism at its worst.”

The post, which was first flagged by blogger and psychology professor Dr. Warren Throckmorton, added that “The President goes on to celebrate the fact that this abomination (Lev 18:22) worthy of the death penalty (Lev 20:13) is now being celebrated in the open.”

While he invokes the “death penalty” it’s not clear Baucham actually endorses its use against gays. Repeated attempts to reach him by phone were unsuccessful and he notes in another sermon that, in general, he considers some commandments from Leviticus no longer applicable, having been fulfilled by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

In one of his sermons, “The Sin Of Sodom On Display in America,” available online, Baucham slammed the White House for inviting Eugene Robison, a gay Episcopalian bishop, to deliver an invocation before his inauguration.

“Not only is he a bishop who turns grace into lawlessness by being an alcoholic,
homosexual who abandoned his wife and then is called bishop,” Baucham said. “He turns the grace of our God into lawlessness.”

Paul’s campaign has aggressively courted the evangelical community in 2012, employing a radical anti-gay activist, Mike Heath, as its point person for outreach to churches in Iowa. A “statement of faith” on the campaign website lists biblical justifications for Paul’s positions on everything from anti-abortion laws to the gold standard. The message his staff seems to be taking to the evangelical community is that Paul’s small-government conservatism will mean less federal and judicial involvement in issues like abortion and gay marriage, an appealing stance for a religious community that feels under siege from courts and Congress.

This is the primary reason Baucham has endorsed Paul: “I know many Christians have been scared off by the ‘Ron Paul wants to legalize drugs, gay marriage, and abortion’ rhetoric,” he writes. “However, looking beyond the rhetoric reveals Paul’s true constitutional conservatism (and biblical understanding of jurisdiction). He has personal convictions, but those will not be allowed to steer him away from his constitutional oath. The presidency, and the Federal Government have limits.”

Of course, sometimes the Paul campaign’s zeal for attracting new supporters can get them into trouble. Last month, they celebrated the endorsement of a Nebraska pastor who explicitly calls for the execution of gays only to take the announcement down from their website after TPM reported on his views.

Baucham’s promoted endorsement comes the same week that The New Republic published a new set of Paul’s 1980s and 1990s newsletters, many of which contain incendiary rhetoric against gays and lesbians. Although the newsletters were published by Paul and some passages were apparently written from his perspective, Paul has denied authorship or knowledge of the newsletters’ content.

In general, the campaign frequently showcases pastors who attest that Paul’s states right view of gay marriage, a standout issue given Paul’s young, often socially liberal base of followers, is consist with the religious right. Baucham’s promoted post “Baptist Pastor Explains ‘Why Ron Paul?’ continues the pattern.

A spokesman for Paul did not respond to a question about whether the campaign took issue with Baucham’s rhetoric regarding the gay and lesbian community.

01-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Called this one, didn't I?

Where ya at, Rev9?

Again I say, discretion should be exercised in deciding whether or not to trumpet this endorsement to a particular prospective voter or group of same.

01-18-2012, 12:37 PM
This is yet another example of how intense and organized the anti-Paul "rapid response team is" when it comes to hit pieces. The point is not merely to respond, but to deny Paul from getting even one good news cycle out of a positive development. If a poll flattering to Paul comes out tonight, look for a poll with worse numbers to get released or disclosed within 24-48 hours to blunt the impact of the better poll. If Paul gets endorsed, same thing, throw out an attack piece ASAP to trash the endorser. Note that a fair amount of research went into building the hit piece on the preacher---the tell tale sign a response team is at work.

I still remember the attendee who questioned the economic plan of Pres. Clinton at a town hall one evening by asking him "what nation ever taxed itself into prosperity?" By the next morning, a hit piece on the gentleman's own tax history was being circulated on the news. Somebody on team Clinton literally burned the midnight oil to dig up dirt on the guy, rather than let his quote "win" the news cycle. This is the same kind of thing Paul is facing, as indicated by the story above.

01-18-2012, 12:50 PM
In a GOP primary that endorsement is probably helpful.

01-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Voddie Baucham posted this
Wow! That didn't take long. I've written and spoken about the homosexual issue at length. Warren Throckmorton wrote one of the only negative pieces about my Ron Paul article, and O'Reilly's "Talking Points Memo" went for it like red meat! This is the "After the Ball" strategy at work! Yer buddy is confused.

Talking Points Memo a.k.a. TPM has nothing to do with O'Reilly, who just coincidentally happens to have a "Talking Point" segment on his TV show.

O'Reilly is part of the CONservatard hacks at Fox News while TPM is a Democratard blog run by a liberal. So it's not a surprise that TPM is fully committed to slandring Ron Paul with their staple of manufactured-outrage hitpieces in order to keep the liberal/gay "plantation" firmly in the Democratic pen.

01-18-2012, 02:27 PM
Libs trying to make the case to fence-sitting indys and Dems that Paul is no different from the rest of the Neanderthallic GOP, and if they want to keep their rights they'll come home and vote for Obama.

Considering many here have advocated counting on those people to make up for a lack of popularity within the GOP, that seems mighty significant.

I live in a town with two primary demos -- college students, and Lutherans. I certainly don't plan on making this guy's name a part of my sales pitch.

01-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Its a way of trying to silence anyone else who may be thinking about supporting RP.

We need to expose this agenda.

We also have to send our support to these people.