(CNN) - A spokesman for Rep. Paul Ryan defended the Republican running mate's comments Sunday night –when he warned evangelical Christians that another four years of President Obama would threaten "Judeo-Christian values"– were part of a topic the GOP vice presidential candidate mentions "frequently during the campaign."
Spokesman Michael Steel said Ryan "was talking about issues like religious liberty and Obamacare."
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The remarks came during a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference call with conservatives over the weekend. Ryan used more heated rhetoric to describe the direction he says Obama will take the country with another four years in the White House, according to news organizations that were on the call.
Ryan, who is Roman-Catholic, said the president is leading the nation down 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."
Ryan was previously set to hold the tele-town hall in October but had to cancel due to a scheduling mix-up.
In the vice presidential debate, Ryan made a similar argument, saying aspects of Obamacare were "assaulting the religious liberties of this country."
"They're infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals," Ryan said in his face-off with Vice President Joe Biden in Danville, Kentucky.
He continued: "Our church should not have to sue our federal government to maintain their religious liberties. And with respect to abortion, the Democratic Party used to say they wanted it to be safe, legal and rare. Now they support it without restriction and with taxpayer funding. Taxpayer funding in Obamacare, taxpayer funding with foreign aid."
Ryan was referring to concerns that the U.S. Health and Human Service mandate on contraceptive coverage as a part of Obama's health care law violated religious freedom of conscience by requiring certain religious groups and organizations to provide contraceptive coverage for employees.
The policy now includes a wide exemption for religious groups; requires insurance companies, instead of religious employers, to foot the bill; and still includes a year to hammer out the details.
–CNN's Jim Acosta, Shawna Shepherd and Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.