Evangelical conservative leader David Barton endorses Fallin

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 19-Jul-2010

David Barton, Christian minister and Republican activist named by Time magazine as one of “25 most influential Evangelicals” today (Monday, July 19) endorsed Mary Fallin in her campaign for governor. In a statement, Barton cited Fallin’s commitment to liberty and Constitutional principles.

“When our Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they did far more than lay out a series of legal rights for American citizens,” said Barton. “They created a nation that, for the first time in history, was held together not by force but by a shared commitment to freedom, individual liberty and a belief that God himself has bestowed rights to each and every person on Earth.”

Barton continued, “Mary has spent 20 years in office working to preserve those rights and to expand freedom in Oklahoma and everywhere. I believe she will be a great governor, and I am happy to offer my support and endorsement in her campaign.”

Fallin said she was thrilled with the endorsement and called Barton “an important voice in the conservative movement and a great lover of America and freedom.”