Fellow Christian Leader (A letter written by Emmy Award winning Justin Machacek)Submitted by Zak Carter on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 15:40
"Recently, I have had the great opportunity to sit down with Dr. Paul to discuss his Christian faith and worldview, along with abortion, Israel, religious freedom, the IRS’s pressure to silence free speech through the threat of 501c3 status, the War on Drugs, and his willingness to speak more directly with Evangelicals nationwide. His clarity and understanding was profound leaving those of us on the call with a new respect for a man many have overlooked this primary season. I’ve attached several of Dr. Paul’s quotes from our most recent conference call with evangelical pastors and leaders. Please take a little time to review them.
One very important thing that stood out to me in our call was Dr. Paul’s understanding of the bible. He spoke clearly about the Levitical law, referred to Jesus in the temple, and used the term “we” when discussing the potential persecution of Christians based on recent legislation like the NDAA. He put a specific importance on personal spiritual decisions and recognized not only that our rights come from God, but also that God draws us to Himself through love and persuasion.
One of the Christian businessmen present on the call said of the experience, “Dr. Paul makes Ronald Reagan look like an average conservative. The complete media blackout from both seemingly liberal and conservative outlets has made it very difficult to get his message out to the masses. In reality his views have a constitutional appeal that cuts across party line and captures the ideals of independents. There can be little doubt that if evangelicals were made aware of his views and heard first hand his explanations on abortion, gun rights, gay marriage, our monetary system, defense etc… that the move towards the RP camp would be dramatic. His consistency over the past 30+ years and his clairvoyance of events is simply unprecedented.”
Another leader said, “Most vivid to me was the stark contrast between the information we received from the conference call, compared to the sparse 30-second sound bites we all heard during the heavily biased Presidential debates. What emerged from my point of view was a man who stood tall on critical issues important to every thinking American… At a time when our entire way of life is in jeopardy of being irreparable compromised, on this conference call Dr. Paul emerged as a thoughtful and responsible leader that was never allowed to shine through during the recent debates."
If you are like us, and millions of other Americans, who are still not enthusiastic about nominating a moderate like Mitt Romney then you’re likely looking for an alternative. Evangelicals for Ron Paul would like to remind you that there is still a viable opponent in the Republican primary race. We urge you to take another look, or for some a first look at the only remaining protestant Christian left in the GOP primary. Now that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have effectively ended their campaigns for the white house, our hope and prayer is that you will thoughtfully consider supporting Dr. Ron Paul this primary season. Your participation in joining evangelicals for future calls & web seminars, evaluating Dr. Paul’s statement of faith, submitting thoughtful policy questions/concerns, and reading through the quotes from our recent conference call with evangelical leaders would be a great help to our cause. The fight is not over and ultimately, win or lose Evangelicals can still vote their morals and conscience without regret this primary season. We hope to have the largest delegate count possible at the Republican National Convention so that true conservatives, freedom lovers, and modern defenders of life and the constitution have a loud voice to influence the party platform and hold any nominee to those same conservative values.
Many in the media have declared this race as over and Mitt Romney as the presumptive nominee. However, this race is not over until Romney has secured the nomination with 1,144 delegates. You may not be aware that Ron Paul has now won the states of Iowa and Minnesota. He is also doing very well in the delegate counts of Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Nevada, Missouri, and Washington. When the delegates are tallied, Ron Paul will most certainly be on the ballot in Tampa and can win the nomination as long as Mitt Romney does not gain the majority of delegates beforehand. Evangelical Christians can unite to nominate a real conservative to draw a stark contrast and defeat President Barack Obama in November.
Thank you so much for your time in considering this very important cause. We owe it to our country to evaluate the facts of every potential nominee. Please review the quotes from our call, the information on our blog, and RSVP regarding your willingness to evaluate Dr. Ron Paul’s candidacy for the Republican nomination and participate in a potential web conference with Evangelical pastors & leaders. The race is not over and we hope to gain your support in the upcoming primaries. May our God richly bless you.
Justin Machacek is an Emmy award winning television producer, independent faith-based filmmaker, and promotional creative. He serves as the president of Reel Deal Productions, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas and as the Senior On Air Producer for one of the largest Christian media networks in the world. Justin has worked closely with many of the most prominent Christian ministries and faith-based media organizations in America. Justin is a spokesman for Evangelicals for Ron Paul. www.evangelicalsforronpau...
Thank you so much for letting me spread this letter around Justin!