The evangelical left and Paul RyanPosted: August 12, 2012
CNN was quick to check in with progressive evangelicals on their reaction to Romney’s pick of Ryan. Here’s a taste:
The Democratic organizations, including progressive Evangelical Christian groups, have criticized Ryan’s principles and his budget proposals they say will negatively impact the poor’s safety net.
A video released by American Values Network linked Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman, to author Ayn Rand to make their point.
While Rand supported individual rights and limited government, she also largely rejected faith and religion.
The spot quotes Rand saying “I don’t approve of religion, it’s a sign of a psychological weakness.”
Ryan, a practicing Catholic, is subsequently quoted praising the writer, who passed away in 1982.
“Ayn Rand more than anyone else did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality individualism and this to me is what matters most,” Ryan says in the commercial.
The narrator then asks, “What matters most to you?”
And here’s the video: