Rand Paul: Country Has 'Sickness, Needs Spiritual Leadership'

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, son of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and talked about potential vice-presidential candidate, spoke at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event. In that speech he spoke of government morality. Specifically, Paul spoke of his stand against abortion and Barack Obama's supposed "evolution" on homosexual marriage.

"There is a sickness out there that needs more than political leadership. It needs spiritual leadership," he said. "In that cause, I'll do the best that I can."

Patch.com reports that Senator Paul went on:

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"I tend not to wear my faith on my sleeve," he said, adding later that "I see decisions government makes almost always in moral terms."

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He spoke about his opposition to abortion and homosexual marriage, his fiscal conservativism and his opposition to war....

His strongest partisan line was to criticize President Barack Obama's position on homosexual "marriage".

"He said that his views were evolving on marriage. Call me cynical, but I didn't think his views on marriage could be any gayer," Paul said.

Paul added, "What version of the Bible is he reading?"

"It’s not the King James version. It’s not the New American Standard. It’s not the New Revised version. I don’t know what version he is getting it from."

"Now that doesn’t mean we have to be harsh and mean and hate people," said Paul. "We understand sin and if we believe it’s sin we still understand that people sin. And we understand that we are not out there preaching some sort of hateful dogma against people. But that doesn’t mean that we have to go ahead and give up our traditions. We’ve got 6,000 years of tradition. There’s a lot of stability, even beyond religion, there’s stability in the family unit. Just from an anthropological point of view, the family is a really important thing. We shouldn’t just give up on it."

Some are questioning whether Rand Paul will be heir to his father's promotion of the Libertarian Movement. That has yet to be determined, but one thing is for sure, Rand Paul's father, Ron, continues to startle the establishment and collect delegates in the GOP presidential race.

The Des Moines Register has more on Paul's trip.

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