FaithWorld

from Tales from the Trail:

Perry speaks about his faith and failings

The subject was faith not policy in Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry's  speech at Liberty University.

In the 20-minute speech described as "perhaps his most reflective and personal," the Texas governor made no mention of the biggest issue thus far in the 2012 presidential race - jobs -  or his views on President Barack Obama, The Washington Post reported.

"Instead, the evangelical Christian governor spoke the language of the movement with ease," the newspaper said.

Perry talked about his life in deeply spiritual terms and cast his political aspirations as destiny, the Post reported.

"He who knows the number of drops in the ocean, he counts the sands in the desert, he knows you by name... He doesn't require perfect people to execute his plan," Perry said in the speech to an estimated 13,000 students and faculty at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.

from Tales from the Trail:

Golden Temple off Obama’s India agenda, Gandhi on

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U.S. President Barack Obama will not visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar during his trip to India next month, the White House confirmed on Wednesday

But he will make several other cultural stops, including two related to the revered Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, who is a hero to many African-Americans and was an inspiration to the U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Obama is visiting the Gandhi Museum in Mumbai and will also lay a wreath on Gandhi's grave in New Delhi during his visit.