This man has been chosen and ordained by God or at least the morons that God speaks to believe and are trying to convince the southern church folk. Ever wonder why does God only talk to mentally challenged people and make them his messengers?
Conservative Christian leaders are heaping praise on presidential candidate Rick Perry an early but important show of support from a vital GOP constituency. I remember a person they praised and supported 8 years ago, George W Bush, and we see how well that worked out. Apparently, the ghost of Reagan has inhabited the racist, ignorant body of head executioner Rick Perry. Like Reagan, they say, Perry is a big-state governor, a staunch conservative and, significantly, a fellow Christian. So we want the second coming of Reagan? I thought we wanted the second coming of Jesus. Make up your minds... Here we go...a fellow christian?! Again with this?
Perry, in turn, has suffused his campaign with religion, building on strategies honed for years in Texas politics. Yes, Texas a place where you can get raped, lynched, shot and executed while you get prayed over or told you are going to hell all in once spot. Not exactly Disney Land...
He has huddled with social conservatives at a Texas retreat, hosted a high-profile Christian prayer rally in Houston (prayerpalooza) and recited his prodigal-son spiritual testimony at the late Jerry Falwell's Liberty University (basically a fly by night mail order clown college that has less credibility than the university of phoenix). Of course those of us that have common sense, know that it's nothing more than a cynical attempt to pander to the least intelligent and sophisticated among us, to vote against our own self interests, and to override all critical thinking skills.
On Tuesday (Sept. 20), Perry said his Christian faith includes a "clear directive" to support Israel, a view shared by many evangelicals, who believe God gave the land to the Jewish people. Even though that's not historically accurate. Since Israel has only been a country for say like 50 years, after WWII, and the Jews were settled there in Palestine because no one wanted them in Europe or the US, so the West forced the Palestinians out of the West Bank and moved the Jews in. By force...we then gave Israel an army, weapons, excuses and the Palestinians got rocks. That's kind of the reason they want to blow us up all the time.
Among Perry's supporters are famed cult leaders, blasphemers, thieves and cranks:
Donald E. Wildmon, founder and former head of the American Family Association, is endorsing Perry. The Mississippi-based AFA organized and spent 600,000 to finance Perry's prayer rally, called "The Response," and later directed its 30,000 participants to a new Christian voter-registration campaign.
"I think the overwhelming majority of what's often called the 'religious right' will support the governor," said Wildmon, whose organization boasts a mailing list of 60,000 pastors and operates 180 radio stations. "I'm going to do whatever I can to help the man get elected." Former Focus on the Family head James Dobson has gushed over Perry on his new radio show, calling him a "deeply committed Christian" and a courageous leader. Dobson was a co-organizer of The Response and will reportedly appear with Perry at an event in Orlando next month. Dobson, the one that blames every disaster on gays, blacks, the devil and pacts with the devil, the candlestick maker or the voices in his demented mind. I would rather be endorsed by a voodoo priest or Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch than Dobson.
In addition, Perry has been invited to appear with Dobson and Barton at a Nov. 12 event called "One Nation Under God" that aims to teach Christians to see "history and current events in light of God's Word, and how to take action that aligns with his truth." Oh yeah...more fantasy and apocalypse now hallucinations that could make Glenn Beck concerned for Perry's mental health.
Perry's very public "I once was lost, but now I'm found" spiritual speech at Liberty University last week got the media's attention, but it was his confab at a secluded Texas ranch in August that impressed the religious right heavyweights, said Land. How original, didn't the Marion Berry, the Mayor of DC say the exact same thing when he got caught with blow on tape back in the 90's? Isn't this the chorus to Amazing Grace? Let's be original, I mean if you are going to try to appeal to my Southern Christianity, try not to be so obvious.
More than 200 social conservatives were there -- from black Pentecostals to conservative Catholics to Latino evangelicals, according to Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
"The general feeling people came away with is that this guy is the real deal," said Land, who attended. "I don't see how the meeting could have gone any better for Perry."
Mark DeMoss, who heads a Christian public relations agency and advises Mitt Romney's rival campaign, said he is not surprised that many evangelical leaders back Perry.
"A significant number of evangelicals have always wanted above anything else in their candidate, someone who shares their Christian faith and theology, and apparently Gov. Perry does," DeMoss said. For every church leader that attended this blasphemy, their tax exemption should immediately be revoked. This is a blurring of the separation of church and state that our Constitution protects us from. I believe our founding fathers knew that our electorate would be so stupid that if people said Jesus enough times or if our government said Jesus enough times, then science, math, history, facts would leave the world. If the American way of life would be "yeehaw Jesus take the wheel", then let's end it now.
If so called mainstream evangelical Christians support this person, they deserve what they get. The fact that so many Evangelica
I don't know what type of Christians these people are, but they don't follow any tenet of Christianity or any religion for that matter, they just bastardize the name for their own purposes. Evangelicals: the group that believes that it's appropriate to tell people that they are going to hell for being different, says THEM. The group that can't read the Bible yet misquotes scriptures every day and are unable to grasp simple concepts like gravity and other things we learned in elementary school. These are the people that think that the phrase, "I'm not a racist, I have black friends" doesn't make them racist and that somehow who gay people poke affects them personally. Rick Perry represents the mentality of the south and if we want to look at signs from the Lord, then why has God tried to destroy the Southeast over the last few years with Katrina, Ivan, Ike, various tornadoes, etc...? Evangelical Christians in the south and their gross stupidity dragging the country and the world down. Since they have become active in the political process, it's been one disaster after another in their attempt to turn a republic into a theocracry. They hate the "Muslim caliphate", like they know what it means, but they seem to want a so called Christian one. I'll pass and welcome the next tornado to blow me away before I submit to President Perry and his Cabinet of idiots that thinks it's OK to secede from the union because we have a darkie as a president.
The only people missing from the list of Perry's supporters are the Devil, The Grinch, The Joker, The Riddler, Two Face, Mr. Freeze, Mum Ra and Darth Vader and I think I would put more credence in these guys than the evangelical retard squad.
You notice that Perry is always waiving a finger, and I ask myself "where has that finger been?" I know where he and his supporters can put it. SIT AND SPIN MY FRIENDS....