Ron Paul’s campaign has launched an Evangelicals for Ron Paul movement.
“Evangelicals are hurting as much as any other segment of America during this economic stagnation, which manifests itself in record-high unemployment, barely palatable growth and widespread loss of opportunity,” said Doug Wead, a senior adviser to Paul, in a statement. “In addition, cash-strapped local governments use land-use privileges to erode the rights of those who wish to establish a house of worship. Pastors assert that they cannot construct needed churches because zoning boards prefer not to allow properties to be transferred to the nonprofit, and thus tax-exempt, sector.”
“There is so much outrage about the economy, the corruption of the political system and rights erosion that Ron Paul is seen as the only presidential candidate who is trusted to deliver the message reliably, consistently and unapologetically,” Wead concluded.
Below the jump, the list of evangelical leaders affiliated with Paul, as provided by the campaign.
Brian Jacobs, a former consultant to the Billy Graham Association and to the Kenneth Copeland Ministries. In his New York Times bestselling book The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House, Time Magazine assistant managing editor Michael Duffy credits Jacobs with bringing together Billy Graham and then-Governor George W. Bush;
Bill Spiegel, the Southern Baptist Liaison to the George H.W. Bush 1988 campaign and a member of the senior Bush’s Export Council;
Sydney Hay, former general consultant to the 2008 Duncan Hunter presidential campaign and was the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 1st Congressional District of Arizona.; and
Dan Godzich, a veteran of numerous political campaigns including the Bush-Quayle ‘88 presidential campaign.