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Paul Ryan: Obama compromises America's 'Judeo-Christian values'

Paul Ryan was campaigning in Colorado over the weekend, where he held a 'tele-town hall' with evangelical voters.

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Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) waves with his family daughter, Liza Ryan, sons, Charlie Ryan (L) and Sam Ryan and wife, Janna Ryan (2R) and mother Elizabeth Ryan (R) during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan, the vice presidential GOP candidate, said on the campaign trail Sunday that President Obama's "liberal agenda" is compromising America's "Judeo-Christian values." 

"It's a dangerous path," Ryan said, according to Politico. "It's a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian values that made us such a great and exceptional nation in the first place."

The VP candidate was speaking from Colorado on a "tele-town hall" conference call with thousands of evangelical voters. The state was one of four stops in his five-state final push over the weekend. 

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Ryan also discussed how important a role his Roman Catholic faith plays in his daily life, Reuters reported

Though the GOP candidate has talked about his religion throughout this presidential election season, the Washington Post called his wording in this instance "unusually harsh," adding that "the sharp warning comes as Ryan and presidential candidate Mitt Romney are emphasizing bipartisanship on the campaign trail." 

Michael Steel, Ryan's spokesman, clarified the candidate's position, saying: "he was talking about issues like religious liberty and Obamacare – topics he has mentioned frequently during the campaign," the New York Times reported

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