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Is Ron Paul 'off the rails' on social issues?

(THE MORAL LIBERAL) — While attacks on Ron Paul’s integrity and exemplary moral conduct are not anything new (especially those coming from the Scribes and Pharisees that inhabit the so called “Religious Right”), it is disheartening to see them emerge from those who exhibit an understanding of the biblical natural law principles of individual liberty, peace and limited government denigrate the good doctor over trifling theological or denominational differences of opinion. One of the most surprising criticisms came from the pen of World Net Daily editor and columnist Joseph Farah, who has historically been an outspoken defender of the very principles that are articulated by Dr. Paul and the whole freedom movement.

In a recent column, Mr. Farah voiced his displeasure over what he perceived to be Dr. Paul’s neglect of “social issues” that dominate the political platform of the Christian Right and their allies in the Republican Party. “A perfect illustration of what I’m talking about came recently in an interview Paul did with CNN,” Farah wrote. He continued: “Asked about whether he considered so-called “social issues” a “winning area for Republicans in November,” he said: “No,” said Paul. “I think it’s a losing position.” We all know what Paul means. “Social issues” are loosely defined as “moral issues” like abortion and same-sex marriage.” (Emphasis added)