Texas Governor, and possible GOP presidential candidate, Rick Perry has endorsed ‘The Response’ a prayer event scheduled for August 6 in Texas. “As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy,” Perry wrote on the event’s official Web site. Perry’s critics are concerned about his distinctly Christian approachto public prayer as well as his association, through ‘The Response,’ with several problematic pastors, among them John Hagee, controversial for his comments on Israel, the Roman Catholic Church and Islam, and C. Peter Wagner, who has suggested that the Catholic veneration of saints is an evil practice. Should politicians be judged by the religious company they keep?
Politicians should be judged by the company they seek. There could be a circumstance beyond Governor Perry’s control that would cause him to keep the company of a fool, but only a fool seeks the company of a fool. In this case I would define a fool as a fully grown American, let alone a governor, who doesn’t recognize hate when he hears it, even when that hate comes from “a man of God.” When it comes to the fools in this case, does seem Rick Perry qualifies.
Norman Lear | Jul 13, 2011 10:26 AM
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