Rand Paul, like his father, courted the college vote with his libertarian views on national security issues. Ron Paul also held some of the religious vote by ditching those views to express his wholehearted objection to women's rights in general and abortion rights in particular.
Rand, on the other hand, has decided that he must ditch everything he courted those college kids' votes for. Check out this interview, where he panders with impunity to the hard right Christian wing of the Republican Party.
In a video posted yesterday by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Rand Paul addressed “a group of pastors and religious leaders at a private prayer breakfast” in Washington D.C. on Thursday about the need for “revival” in America complete with “tent revivals” full of people demanding reform.
He suggested during the event that the debate about legalizing same-sex marriage is the result of a “moral crisis” in the country: “Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”
“We need a revival in the country,” Paul said. “We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying, ‘reform or see what’s going to happen if we don’t reform.’”
Previously, the likely presidential candidate said that gay marriage should remain banned because it “offends myself and a lot of people.”
So government is bad unless it's in the face of people who love each other and women who want control of their reproductive systems. Good to know. Pay attention, young people.