Ryan & Rand vs Jesus
Paul Ryan, GOP VP nominee, cites Ayn Rand as the reason he got into politics. His budget and policies reflect that fact.
Christians must choose: Ryan & Rand or Jesus.
$12,500 puts the ad on Fox, CBN, and other cable news networks in Ryan’s district for a week. $25,000 will put us at saturation rates, helping the ad break through with viewers and draw more national attention.
About This Campaign
The newly chosen GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan, along with his budget and policies, highlights the disconnect between the religious rhetoric of Republican leadership and their true priorities and inspiration. The “Ryan & Ayn Rand vs Jesus” ad uses Ryan’s own words and those of Tea Party patron saint, Ayn Rand, to highlight GOP hypocrisy and the deeply unchristian foundation of Ryan’s budget.
We need a minimum of $12,500 to start running the ad in primetime on Fox News and Christian Broadcasting Network in Ryan’s District. $25,000 lets us expand to other networks and evening news and get the ad to saturation rates for a week to make sure lots of people see it and they see it lots. The press needs more than a strong argument but proof of impact before a story takes off, and a buy like this will prove both, generating earned media and reporters asking Rep. Ryan and other leaders answer hard questions about their true priorities.
We’re pushing this out through Facebook, Twitter, and emails to thousands of people, but we can’t do this without you. Our leaders can’t just talk about faith and values to win votes and then base their policies on a woman who scorned the Bible’s teachings. This ad will hold them accountable. Rep. Ryan and his friends think they can have their cake and eat it to. Tell them they must choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus.
The ad works! When a longer on-line version of the ad was first released, it got immediate responses. TIME called it “a stinging attack…wholly unanticipated by Republican rising star [Paul Ryan],” and The National Catholic Reporter said, “This is a MUST-WATCH video.” Christian conservative icons Chuck Colson and Marvin Oalsky responded to the video by condemning Rand and warning conservatives about the dangers of her philosophy which vilified Christ’s command to care for the least and last, and replaced “love our neighbor as ourselves” with self-love as the highest virtue.
Even Glenn Beck was forced to backtrack about Ayn Rand! Beck had previously stated, “You got to love Ayn Rand. She’s great,” and did a show attacking our video. But it was clear he had not actually watched the video before playing it live for his listeners because after the video concluded he changed his tone saying, “I think Ayn Rand… because she hated religion so much — became a bigot.”
If this ad can change Glenn Beck, it can force a conversation about the anti-Christian and deeply disturbing philosophies that are driving many of our public policies.
Learn more about Rand’s disturbing philosophy, how it contradicts the Bible, and praise for Rand by conservative leaders at: http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/aynrandvsjesusmemo/