Rand Paul: Jesus was anti-warSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 14:21
By JAMES HOHMANN | 6/13/13 1:07 PM EDT
Making the case against excessive American engagement overseas, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reminded social conservatives Thursday that Jesus was anti-war.
“I can recall no utterance of Jesus in favor of war or any acts of aggression,” Paul said at a kickoff luncheon for the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. “In fact, his message to his disciples was one of non-resistance.”
The likely 2016 presidential contender quoted Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Paul stressed that America needs a strong military but that it should be used sparingly.