Newsflash: Rick Perry is praying to Jesus as Governor of Texas!! Call the cops! The travesty of it all!
Give me a break. Read his prayer below from “The Response” event this weekend in Houston.
Gov. Rick Perry: Lord, You are the source of every good thing, You are our only hope. And we stand before You today in awe of your power, and in gratitude for Your blessings; in humility for our sins.
Father, our heart breaks for America. We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government. And as a nation we have forgotten Who made us, Who protects us, Who blesses us, and for that we cry out for Your forgiveness.
We pray for our nation’s leaders, Lord -- for parents, for pastors, for the generals, for governors -- that You would inspire them in these difficult times. Father, we pray for our president, that You would impart Your wisdom upon him, that You would guard his family. We pray for our military and the families who love them. Father, especially for those special operators who lost their life yesterday in defending our freedoms.
You call us to repent, Lord, and this day is our response. We give it all to You. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen and amen.
Asking for God to step in and help with the affairs of America? Since when is that a problem? All the controversy over Perry’s appearance this weekend is really much ado about nothing.
Ever since America was founded, public officials have always been able to express their love of God in public. No taxpayer money was used, so it seems to me that critics need to get over this.
As for groups that were associated with the event that have made some controversial comments in the past, what politician can't be linked back to events they've done that have groups that have made similar controversial remarks at some point in their organization history? It happens all the time.
Politically, Perry’s action of wearing his faith on his sleeve will help in Iowa and South Carolina. As for more moderate states, my hunch is that Perry’s faith talk will be seen more as boldness, which plays perfectly with his brash Texas swagger.
Perry has talked the talk and walked the walk when it comes to creating jobs in Texas. He’s also talking the talk and walking the walk with regards to his faith.
The last time I checked you can talk and chew gum at the same time. They’re not mutually exclusive!
Plus, if Perry can turn around the economy, does anybody really care that he prays to Jesus in public? You would think they’d care a tad bit more about finding a job.
Wake me when this “controversy” is over.