Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rachel Maddow - Could Rick Perry be the conduit for a Christian takeover of the U.S. Government?

At the recent prayer fest in Houston, The Response, Texas governor, Rick Perry, surrounded himself with a number of loony-tune preachers who are part of the New Apostolic Reformation - a rapidly-growing Pentecostal type movement with the major goal of taking over the U.S. Government (among other things) and establishing a form of fundamentalist Christian "sharia" law based on the Old Testament.  Now, he didn't merely surround himself with these nutcases, they were "endorsers" of the prayer event!  It appears that a couple of years ago, Perry may have been "anointed" to represent these "true believers" in the race for the presidency in 2012.

Consider also that Perry talks to God.  That's not so bad, a lot of people talk to their imaginary friend in the sky.  But Perry, crazy as he is, actually believes this imaginary friend talks back to him and tells him things like he should run for president because Obama is a curse upon the earth, and because Perry, as president, would be in a position to undermine/overthrow the Constitution and make this nation truly a "Christian" nation!

Rachel provides specifics and details and offers some important thoughts and questions related to the Perry candidacy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Thanks to Atheist Cartoons.

Rick Perry's Prayer Ralley Dwarfed by Back-to-School Event

From Crooks & Liars:

Here's Rick Perry's Texas for you: While it seems his controversial prayer rally didn't go over so well, you can't say the same for a back-to-school event held just seven miles away the same day.

From Democracy Now:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Leads Controversial Prayer Rally

Texas Gov. Rick Perry led 30,000 people in prayer at a controversial rally in Houston this weekend titled "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis." The seven-hour gathering was designed by Perry and sponsored in part by the American Family Association, which opposes same-sex marriage and has condemned Muslims. The event, which drew 30,000 participants, was also backed by the International House of Prayer, whose evangelical founder argues Oprah Winfrey is a Satanic religious leader. Though billed as an apolitical day of prayer for a nation in crisis, the response was filled with calls for an end to abortion and gave Perry the opportunity to appeal to Christian conservatives. Perry is widely expected to soon announce his candidacy for U.S. president. Critics denounced the gathering for blurring the lines between church and state.

Texas Rally Dwarfed by Back-to-School Event

The Response was dwarfed in comparison to Houston’s first-ever, citywide back-to-school event held just seven miles away on Sunday. An estimated 100,000 people showed up to receive free backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, haircut vouchers, immunizations and fresh produce. The demand for the much-needed supplies was so great officials were forced to shut the event down at 10:00 a.m. and turn people away.

And it looks like Perry is about to finally announce his candidacy this week -- Report: Rick Perry To Announce Presidential Run Saturday.