Paul (pictured at left) has threatened to skip the Monday debate on KET because of an ad the Conway campaign is running that claims Paul belonged to a secret group during his college years that mocked Christianity.
The ad also repeats an anonymous allegation about a prank at Baylor University involving Paul.
During a stop in Louisville Thursday, Paul said he’s disappointed and saddened that the commercial has drawn so much national attention.
“To tell you the truth, I’m not a real public person about talking about my faith. I think it’s a private matter and really as a reporter you have no right to question my faith, but neither does another candidate, he said.
Conway has repeatedly defended the ad, saying it raises valid questions about Paul’s behavior.