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Monday, June 13, 2011

Rick Perry Wants All Religions to Worship Jesus Christ

Posted by on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Texas governor Rick Perry is planning a day of prayer and fasting to celebrate America in Houston on August 6th. People have criticized Perry for not including other religions in his prayer day. His spokesman's response is probably not helping those charges:

Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a “day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our troubled nation,” which has been criticized for being exclusively Christian, is open to people of any faith — “who will feel the love, grace and warmth of Jesus Christ in that assembly hall,” the event’s chief spokesman explained on Monday in a statement that provoked new charges that the event is intended to convert non-Christians.

So I guess in Perry's Texas, you can worship any religion, so long as it's Christian. Perry is the same dolt whose response to a drought involved asking Texans to pray for rain. Now that Newt Gingrich is a dead man walking, pundits are talking about Perry jumping into the presidential race. I think he's the only candidate—sorry, Santorum—who'd be able to get values voters out in any kind of significant quantity. If he were to run as a dumbass "What's-wrong-with-worshippin'-Jebus-on-the-government's-dime?" kind of evangelical Christian, he'd probably make a pretty big splash in the Republican field and change the conversation. Mitt Romney is probably praying that Perry doesn't run for just that reason.


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the idiot formerly known as kk 11

In November 2007, while Georgia suffered from one of the worst droughts in several decades, [Governor Sonny] Perdue, along with lawmakers and local ministers, prayed for rain on the steps of the state Capitol. This came shortly after Alabama Governor Bob Riley issued a proclamation declaring a week in July as "Days of Prayer for Rain" to "humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady in times of difficulty."

But maybe the reason he's a copycat is--it worked!

Just 3 months ago at the end of November, Lake Lanier was very close to its record low of 1,050.81 feet. It got all the way down to 1,051.35 feet, just 1/2 a foot away from the record. Since November there has been a solid amount of precipitation (even snow) that have helped fill the lake up to 1,057.45 feet as of March 1, 2009. That is an increase of 6 feet in a short amount of time and a good start to 2009 for Lake Lanier.
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on June 13, 2011 at 9:43 PM · Report this
balderdash 10
You're all really underestimating Rick Perry. Well, in one regard, anyway.

He's not rock-stupid, not really. I'm not claiming he's a genius; I think he's a middle-of-the-road politician as far as intelligence goes.

What he is, is a fucking lizard. He's a cold-blooded cynic who stumbled into a schtick that resonates with scared, undereducated fundamentalists in tiny shitty towns. Meanwhile he systematically dismantles everything that threatens the bottom lines of his sponsors - the Texas educational system, corporate financial oversight, safety regulations, unions.

He's a model Republican, really.
Posted by balderdash on June 13, 2011 at 5:45 PM · Report this
Spicy McHaggis 9
Governor Goodhair makes G DUHbya look intelligent.
Posted by Spicy McHaggis on June 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM · Report this
@4, no, no, I don't get offended. As a former teacher and behavioral specialist I do get frustrated when people don't take responsibility for their actions, instead choosing to point their fingers at others, even if the others are guilty. Nothing and nobody improves by pointing out the behaviors of others. Things and people only improve when they honestly assess their own behaviors.

The actions of Republicans shouldn't matter much to liberals, because liberals can't improve the predictably bad behavior of Republicans. Liberals should be able to do something about the conservative (and dishonest and illegal) behavior of Democrats, because liberals tend to vote for Democrats. And Democrats will continue to behave like Republicans as long as liberals support them when they do.

Obama hasn't had "failures," so much as he's just acted like a Republican. A "failure" is when you try to do something, and then fail. Obama has actually succeeded in being a dishonest authoritarian whose oppressive and destructive policies are supported by neo-conservatives. But the political writers here at Slog didn't even mention it when he signed an extension of the Patriot Act (after fighting liberal revisions to protect civil liberties), or that his war in Libya grows more illegal every day. If Obama was a Republican, those things would have been reported here, I'm sure.

@5, I agree 100% with you. I'm going to watch "the Black Death" on Netflix tonight!
Posted by LJM on June 13, 2011 at 3:24 PM · Report this
very bad homo 7
Prayer and fasting - that always works.
Posted by very bad homo on June 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM · Report this
Vince 6
Oh Jupiter, Zeus, Hera help us! Save us from these fucking idiots!
Posted by Vince on June 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 5
@3, and 4, BOTH parties are just fucking stupid and more than happily destroying the country. So let's stop fighting and watch what's on TV tonight!!!!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on June 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Geni 4
@3 - The fact that Democrats can be stupid too doesn't mean we have to stop pointing out when Republicans are stupid. You seem to want to talk only Obama's failures, all the time, and you get offended if anyone talks about anything else.
Posted by Geni on June 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM · Report this
And, in political news that actually matters, Daniel Ellsberg condemns Obama's wars in Libya and on whistle blowers.…

While Obama the President once again does the opposite of what Obama the Candidate promised and gives special access to top donors.…

But, hey, forget all that! Stupid Republicans are so stupid!
Posted by LJM on June 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM · Report this
I wish you were right about nobody bringing in the "values voters", but I think the evangelicals are going to be just fine holding their noses and voting for a Mormon.
Posted by Prettybetsy on June 13, 2011 at 2:27 PM · Report this
Maybe he's just not aware that other religions don't worship Christ.
Posted by STJA on June 13, 2011 at 2:26 PM · Report this

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