Rick Perry denounces “Obama’s war on religion” in new TV ad

December 7, 2011

Governor Rick Perry accuses President Obama of leading a “war on religion” in his latest ad, a thirty second spot airing in Iowa that also condemns gays serving openly the military and regulations on school prayer.

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” says Perry, who is polling at around 11 percent in Iowa according to a NYT/CBS poll released yesterday.

“But you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.”

As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion, and I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.”

Perry was quick to criticize Obama on Tuesday after he advised U.S. diplomats and foreign aid workers to help “protect the human rights of LGBT persons” abroad.

“Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money,” Perry said. “Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.”

Here’s the Perry’s new ad, via RPerry2012:

Comments

It is always a great concern when a candidate for president demonstrates a lack of understanding of what America’s version of democracy is.

Every American, regardless of race, gender, religion, ancestry and, yes, sexual orientation should be allowed (even expected) to serve our great nation.

Rights for gays are the same as the god given unalienable rights for all people. This is the foundation from which we base our policies. Failure to denounce the repression of these rights for gays is to support the repression of rights for all including Christians.

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