Friday, August 5, 2011

Rick Perry Loves to Pray, Hate, and Not Work That Hard

Rick Perry has been spending his time doing really Christian activities, like ruining other people's lives, making up laws, hoarding all his money, and generally making the country uncomfortable with his extreme positions on just about every issue. Now, he's hoping to ruin your life and hoard his money from the Oval Office, but first, he's gonna pray about it.

NPR reports:
On Saturday, Perry, who is widely expected to enter the race for the White House, is hosting a religious revival in Houston to pray for what he calls "a nation in crisis." The daylong affair will be filled with prayer, inspirational messages, Scripture readings and praise music. More than 8,000 people have registered for the prayer rally, which is being held in the 71,000-seat Reliant Stadium, normally used for rodeos and NFL games. Perry invited all his fellow governors. The only one to accept was Sam Brownback of Kansas, but he is now backing away. His office says Brownback is "on vacation," and if he goes, "it's at his discretion and on his dime."

"With the economy in trouble, communities in crisis, people adrift in a sea of moral relativism, we need God's help," Perry said. "And that's why I'm calling on Americans to pray and fast like Jesus did."

That's right, evangelical Texans. Pray and fast in your temperature-controlled stadium, then return to your middle-class homes in your foreign-made cars. Just like Jesus would have.

The event is being paid for by the American Family Association, which describes itself as being "on the frontlines of America's culture war." The Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes the AFA as a hate group because of its fierce anti-gay agenda.

Of course they'll want to push the Jesus-hates-homosexuality agenda as well! I'm sure they'll find a creative way to proselytize an illogical correlation between gays and the economic downfall of our country. Those "facts" sure can be slippery! And as a tax-paying Texan, I obviously approve of the agenda to uphold the status-quo of "If times are troubled, politicians should probably organize prayer groups rather THAN DOING THEIR JOB OF FIXING THE STATE."

Glad we're still riding that wave.

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