Comments on: Governor Perry’s call to prayer http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415821 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 20:59:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415821 I have met Rick Perry. Guy gave me the creeps with his shifty eyes and fake smile. I would no more consider him a man of faith than I would any other televangelist.

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By: SanPa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415816 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 06:33:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415816 Now I bow my head to pray, and ask that Rick Perry go away. Amen.

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By: SanPa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415815 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 06:33:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415815 Now I bow my head to pray, and ask that Rick Perry go away. Amen.

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By: edgyinchina http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415814 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 03:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415814 A couple of years ago Gov. Rick Perry suggested that perhaps Texas should secede from the union (again)… Maybe they should…. then they can set up their religious right wing government, using the Iran model. Only with pastors instead of mullahs in supreme power…. that’ll work…

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By: NobleKin http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415813 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:23:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415813 To God or not to God?…That is the question.

If you are pandering to your base to garner votes, I’d say that is a pretty good political strategy in Texas and Mr. Perry knows this very well.

It will earn him forgiveness of the Texas budget deficit and his destruction of the Texas public education system.

And this evangellicalism facilitates similar views on a national level from far too many who fail the American standard for the separation of church and state.

Look up Fascism and compare it against the Neo-Con Christian movements in politics and business in America…scary stuff folks! And completely undemocratic.

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415812 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:55:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415812 I hear both sides, and I have tried life without God and with God. God is the only thing that made my life work right, and our country may find its way back to God. Prayer is the place to start. And who ever said that God was limited to Christians. All you Non God people are welcome to leave the United States. You have stomped all over my rights with your freedom of expression.

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By: moonhill http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415810 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:06:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415810 “Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”–Patrick Henry

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By: Groenhagen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415809 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:56:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415809 “This violates the First Amendment. There is no question about it.”

Limitin, are you aware of the fact that Benjamin Franklin called for a prayers during the Constitutional Convention?

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By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415806 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:10:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415806 Rick Perry is about as christian as the average hyena.

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By: Limitin http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/06/05/governor-perrys-call-to-prayer/comment-page-1/#comment-415803 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:45:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35117#comment-415803 This violates the First Amendment. There is no question about it.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Jesus is a Christian idea, and by stating that, “As a nation, we must come together, and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles,” Governor Perry has respected an establishment of a religion. He has made no law yet, but he has issued proclamations. As a non-Christian, this does offend me.

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