Kayser endorsement flap not having much impact on Iowa campaign

Several national news outlets covered the Phil Kayser endorsement story this week, but it may not be having much impact in Iowa.I spoke earlier today with another pastor who has endorsed Ron Paul, Brian Nolder, who said that the big stories there are the Kent Sorenson defection and to a lesser degree Ron Paul's newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s.Rev. Nolder, who does not hold the same theonomic views as Phil Kayser, had heard of the matter but did not think it was having much impact on … [Read more...]

Phil Kayser's endorsement of Ron Paul is the tip of the iceberg

Yesterday, I reported that Omaha pastor and Christian reconstructionist, Phil Kayser, endorsed Ron Paul for President. I pointed out that Kayser advocates the death penalty as viable for gays, juvenile delinquents and those committing other biblical offenses. Paul enthusiastically accepted the endorsement and, in turn, endorsed Kayser's assessment of Paul politics. Kayser claimed that Paul's views were the closest to biblical teaching of any of the other candidates. After Talking Points Memo p … [Read more...]

Ron Paul quietly removes Phil Kayser endorsement from website; Kayser removes link to his death penalty book

UPDATE (12/29): As commenter Jessica Naomi points out, now Kayser has removed a link to his death penalty booklet. It is still hosted on his website read it here. Even though I think Paul should have to answer for the glowing words about Rev. Kayser, I can understand Paul's action to remove the endorsement from his website. However, I am puzzled that Kayser would make his book harder to find.After Talking Points Memo and Huffington Post covered Christian reconstructionist Phil Kayser's … [Read more...]

Bachmann's campaign manager defects to Ron Paul, needs to change Twitter motto

Earlier today Kent Sorenson appeared with Michele Bachmann at an Iowa campaign event and then a bit later Bachmann's campaign manager announced that he joined up with Ron Paul. He became an ex-Bachmann.Given this defection, Sorenson's motto on his Twitter account is interesting:His new motto should be:Screw standing for something, I just want to win! … [Read more...]

Why Ron Paul appeals to Christian Reconstructionists

I think I may have this figured out.I have been thinking about why New Apostolic Reformation dominionists like Rick Perry, and Michelle Bachmann but Christian reconstruction dominionists like Ron Paul. We know why they don't like Mitt Romney (hint - in Christian dominionism of any sort, Mormons can't implement biblical law).But back to NAR vs. Christian reconstructionists; the focus of control is different. The NAR folks want to rule America as a Christian nation from the seat of … [Read more...]

Ron Paul touts endorsement of pastor who defends death penalty for gays, delinquent children & adultery

Phillip Kayser is pastor of the Dominion Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska, just across the border from Iowa. Yesterday, Rev. Kayser endorsed Ron Paul for President.  The Paul campaign clearly welcomed the endorsement calling Kayser an "eminent pastor." Ron Paul's Iowa Chairman, Drew Ivers, commended Kayser's view of Paul's approach to government, saying“We welcome Rev. Kayser’s endorsement and the enlightening statements he makes on how Ron Paul’s approach to government is consistent with Chr … [Read more...]

What do Dan Savage and AFTAH's Mike Heath have in common?

They both support Ron Paul.In a Slate article out yesterday, gay activist Dan Savage (the inspiration behind the It Gets Better campaign), defended Ron Paul in comparison with social conservatives like Rick Santorum, saying:"...Ron [Paul] may not like gay people, and may not want to hang out with us or use our toilets, but he's content to leave us the fuck alone and recognizes that gay citizens are entitled to the same rights as all other citizens. Santorum, on the other hand, believes … [Read more...]

What does Ron Paul really believe about gays?

Currently, with one week remaining until Iowa's Presidential Caucus, Ron Paul is in the hot seat. The Texas GOP hopeful denies writing racist columns for a newsletter bearing his name during the 1990s. Examining Paul's denials, the Washington Post's Josh Hicks gave Paul three Pinocchios which according to the Post means that Paul's statements are misleading and use "legalistic language that means little to ordinary people."Paul's views on gays are also open to question. One newsletter … [Read more...]