Perry’s Presidential Prayer

Texas Governor Rick Perry will likely announce his Presidential intentions this Saturday, but it’s what took place last Saturday that created some buzz.

The Governor hosted The Response: A Call for Prayer at Houston’s Reliant Stadium and allegedly 30,000 people showed up this free “Event”. In his invitation, Gov. Perry pleaded with Texans:

Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy. 

Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response. Therefore, on August 6, thousands will gather to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose.

I sincerely wish you will join me in Houston and take your place in Reliant Stadium with praying people asking God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees.

Sure its nice that people got together to pray, but this wasn’t just an evangelical day, it was a 7-hour political gathering ministered by the Governor to discuss our country’s ills: the economy, unemployment, world affairs, lack of leadership, and overall immoral and amoral behavior.

In case you’re wondering, the solution to our Nation’s woes: prayer, and “leadership” through God.

Hey Rick, a Governor should NEVER minister a prayer gathering.

This is a blatant offense to the separation of Church and State. The State cannot endorse any religion. The laws were established for a reason.

When you take public office you’re no longer able to do these things. You are a representative of EVERYONE in your state, not just your Church.

This is a scary trait in someone running for President of our country. Prayers are a personal communication with God. They are a means of finding answers within ourselves. Our National issues cannot be solved by prayer, only by action.

If there is a God, I truly hope he doesn’t care about American politics…doesn’t he have a Universe to worry about? To pretend otherwise is naive and dangerous.

Ricky, FYI, the non-Methodist part of the country won't like hearing  you think they have a spot reserved in Hell

This spiritual gathering was “proof” to Texans that Perry can be a leader and call on God to attack the big problems. Ignoring one of the main tenets of the Constitution is suddenly the litmus test for “leadership”.

But this is what people want in a “leader”, and they aren’t getting it from the amoral and secular Obama. Our country is in peril, which means that God hates us now for some reason, and that reason must be Obama. After all, if he didn’t hate Obama, why did he make him half black?

"Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from Heaven above, and watches Fox News."

Regardless, its moves like this that will likely put Perry at the forefront of the Republican race once he finally announces.

Some (like me) might say he’s crazy to pull a stunt like this, but you never know with the loud and powerful religious conservatives.

We’ll see if he abandons his overtly religious nature for a national campaign, but we all know Big Business and the Religious right rule the GOP; with the loud religious backing, big business and their dollars will start flowing.

In any case, I was taught its improper to talk about religion and politics at the dinner table, so I have nothing else to say right now about Governor Rick Perry, except that now I’m praying he doesn’t win.

Rick Perry’s Call to prayer — Guardian



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