Christian Charity

Via Instapundit, Fred talks about Christian Charity:

Mixing theology and social issues on the campaign trail is rare for Fred Thompson, but he discussed it today answering a question from a member of the audience.

A woman asked him if he would “as a Christian, as a conservative” continue President Bush’s programs to combat global AIDS.

“Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it,” Thompson said.

“The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other.”

He received a round of applause for his answer, and went on to expand on the role of government in fighting AIDS and other diseases.

This guy gets it.  Hopefully this message will resonate with religious voters.

3 Responses to “Christian Charity”

  1. Sailorcurt says:

    Every time he talks about an issue or policy position, I like him just a little bit more.

    You said it: He gets it.

    Hopefully, there are enough Americans out there who still get it too to win him the nomination and election.

  2. VariableFeedback says:

    Every time that I listen to him speak, I wish that he had entered the race earlier. Unlike every other Republican candidate, Fred is not going to force me to make large concessions on issues that are important to me (gun rights being only one of those).

  3. straightarrow says:

    I am a Fred supporter, but he will not be the candidate. He gives answers and statements that require at least some acumen on the part of the listener to understand.

    We do not have enough people in this country with the ability to think their own thoughts. Therefore Fred will be bumper sticker sloganed out of contention. Not because he isn’t right, but because the majority have no grounding in common sense, history, or critical thinking. What they see as slow-witted in Fred is in actuality thoughtful and consistent.

    This is one of those myriad situations where perception trumps reality.

    Let’s all pray I am wrong, if you don’t pray, at least, hope I am wrong.