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[Freedom From Religion Foundation] asks court to bar [Gov. Rick] Perry from Houston prayer rally
Reuters ^ | July 13, 2011 | Karen Brooks, Austin

Posted on 07/13/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

A group of atheists and agnostics is suing to stop Texas Governor Rick Perry from participating in his much-trumpeted prayer rally in Houston next month.

The suit says the Republican governor, who is considering a run for president, is officially endorsing evangelical Christianity in violation of the U.S. Constitution by organizing and promoting the event as a state leader and on his official Texas governor's website.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, a government and religion watchdog group that says it has 16,600 members, filed the suit on Wednesday in a federal district court in Houston.

A Perry spokesman said the governor is moving ahead with the event, billed as "The Response" and hosted by the Mississippi-based American Family Association, a conservative Christian activist group.

"Governor Perry believes the prayer event will serve as an opportunity for Americans to pray together for our nation," spokesman Mark Miner told Reuters on Tuesday.

"This lawsuit does not affect plans for the event and it will proceed as scheduled."

"The Response" is set for August 6 at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

.....The rally is free and open to the public.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: christianity; church; faith; perrybot; rickperry

1 posted on 07/13/2011 2:35:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why is it NOW that we here all about Rick Perry’s fidelity to Christianity?

Was he doing these type of things before he decided to consider running for President?

I did not hear or see or read of Governor Perry doing this in the past.

IF he only started just recently doing these types of things, then it is highly contrived and really looks bad.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 2:46:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes. He did go to prayer meetings. He also wen tto National Guard funerals. And held babies for foto ops during campaigns. And shot a coyote while jogging. And told the EU to go pound sand when they last told Texas to commute a death sentence.

So what? You’ll still rag on him I suspect.

“Ronald Reagan is a RINO! He signed Amnesty! Cut-and-ran from Lebanon! Allowed 12 million abortions during his 8 years! Sold Iranian terrorists WMDs! Primary Reagan out NOW!”


3 posted on 07/13/2011 3:03:18 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Well said...


4 posted on 07/13/2011 3:04:55 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: HiJinx

ping


5 posted on 07/13/2011 3:10:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll bet they wouldn’t say squat about O’Boy attending a Mosque in Texas.


6 posted on 07/13/2011 3:14:57 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: sam_paine

Thanks for setting the record straight. Good grief, you’d think Perry was the enemy the way some people act. Four more years of obama and no one will recognize this country. The stakes are way too high this time around to play the 100 percent purity game.


7 posted on 07/13/2011 3:16:48 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: sam_paine
So what? You’ll still rag on him I suspect.

No, only if he started it lately.

BTW, with respect to Reagan's Amnesty, he admitted to his son Michael that is was probably the biggest mistake he ever made politically.

Now Perry on the other hand, is all Hat and no Cattle when it comes to being tough on Ilegal Immigration.

Lot's of symbolic stuff, but nothing of real consequence.

Against AZ1070.

In Mexico telling Mexican Politicians that he believes that Illegals in the country need to gain citizenship.

Now, if you want to keep your head in the sand and ignore this, that's your business.

I don't want another GWB where Illegal Immigration is concerned.
8 posted on 07/13/2011 3:22:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh, yeah. They believe in the separation of brains and state.


9 posted on 07/13/2011 3:30:21 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: SoConPubbie
No, only if he started it lately.

Tell us more. Have you been sitting behind the Perry pew in church? Do tell us more.

BTW, with respect to Reagan's Amnesty, he admitted to his son Michael that is was probably the biggest mistake he ever made politically.

Politically? So it was correct just not politically correct? Please elaborate.

Now Perry on the other hand, is all Hat and no Cattle when it comes to being tough on Ilegal Immigration.

It's so cute when you spice it up like that. What does that mean?

Lot's of symbolic stuff, but nothing of real consequence.

That's rather vague. Please provide some links to make your case clearer.

Against AZ1070.

If you meant to say, Perry felt it wasn't a good fit for Texas, then that would be accurate.

In Mexico telling Mexican Politicians that he believes that Illegals in the country need to gain citizenship.

Please provide your link because I have one that would say that is not true.

Now, if you want to keep your head in the sand and ignore this, that's your business.

I think you need to find facts to put with your charges.

I don't want another GWB where Illegal Immigration is concerned.

What are your solutions to assist with the border security Texas has been supplying along the 1250 mile INTERNATIONAL border it shares with Mexico?

10 posted on 07/13/2011 3:32:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SoConPubbie

We’re just hearing about this now because a handful of Perry supporters are posting everything Perry does.


11 posted on 07/13/2011 3:43:50 PM PDT by truthfreedom (type your name)
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To: All

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12 posted on 07/13/2011 3:45:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: truthfreedom

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2002
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RINO TX Gov. Perry trashes GOP Platform, disagrees with 50% of planks, supports only 7
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/715523/posts

“PASTOR ARRESTED FOR PREACHING”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723946/posts
This article states, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t really want a ‘hate-crimes’ bill to land
on his desk. But when it did, he signed it inside of three hours.“

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2003
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Laredo Democrat Accuses Governor Perry of “Political Blackmail”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/931825/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1030247/posts
In the last Texas governor’s race, the “white” Republican candidate, Rick Perry (BTW, isn’t Perry a common
Melungeon name?) was darker complected than the “minority” Democrat candidate, Tony Sanchez,
who was very obviously of the Caucasian race, with fair skin, blue eyes, and, at a younger age, light brown hair.

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2004
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TX Primary Analysis (How RINO Gov. Perry nominated a Democrat environmental wacko to our courts)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095994/posts

State approves bid for I-35 toll alternative (hmmm, I wonder...)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1303145/posts
Gov. Rick Perry, who proposed the 4,000-mile Trans-Texas Corridor during the 2002
election campaign, made an unusual appearance at today’s commission meeting, joining
the commissioners on the dais for a long presentation on the I-35 alternative.

Texas Gov. Perry denies reports about divorce, infidelity
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091259/posts


13 posted on 07/13/2011 3:46:04 PM PDT by truthfreedom (type your name)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Amendment 1 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment OF religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...” OF religion NOT *from* religion. Ugh, I get so tired of those who are ignorant to what the Constitution actually says. Matter of fact, if Perry or any other person (politician or not) chooses to assemble for whatever reason, it is covered under the 1st Amendment.

I am correct in my understanding, right?


14 posted on 07/13/2011 4:18:31 PM PDT by TeachX3
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To: TeachX3
The Left doesn't want any "authority" guiding us but government.

However, Rick Perry says to look elsewhere.

Transcript shows Perry likening office to pulpit ['God you're gonna have to fix this']

15 posted on 07/14/2011 2:23:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte; ...

Thanks for posting this CW. Been looking for something about it today.

TX ping.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 10:08:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Hope he tells ‘em to take a short leap off a long pier...or something even more pithy! :)

This will be a defining moment. I don’t think THIS governor will cave to extremists like these morons!


17 posted on 07/14/2011 10:10:40 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

“Maybe people would want to lock me up,” Perry said on an American Family Association radio show. “I think about those who talk about Christian faith as being intolerant. Isn’t it just the height of intolerance to say you can’t gather together in public and pray to our God?” The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, has filed suit against the Aug. 6 gathering at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

“You don’t hear much about the Muslims. You don’t hear much when it’s the Buddhists or whatever. I think the reason is there are those who are very concerned that the prayers will be heard and that things will happen. And that’s what happens with Christians come together and pray.”

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/07/perry-says-those-who-oppose-hi.html


18 posted on 07/14/2011 10:12:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Go back to Wisconsin and harrass someone else, you libtard morons!


19 posted on 07/14/2011 10:31:21 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W

He will cave to these morons the same way he caved to Mexico on the execution.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 10:33:33 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This was on KLBJ this morning. There are something like 700 of this group in Texas. I say we have them meet in Houston and see how many Christians show up to open a can of whoop @$$ on them.


21 posted on 07/14/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Bingo.

Nada!


22 posted on 07/14/2011 10:42:29 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Eaker; TheMom; humblegunner; Allegra

All you’d need is the Houston FReepers to skeer them all the way back to their Northern cave in a hurry! :)


23 posted on 07/14/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Got to get Whyisa there too.


24 posted on 07/14/2011 10:46:27 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That would be good! Geez, wish we could have ourselves a rally for this. Just too hard to organize. :)


25 posted on 07/14/2011 10:54:38 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I put this together as a comment to another thread but it might interest so posters here.

With his wife Anita locked in step with her husband, they'll be a match for the MSM.

The worst thing I've read that they could say about her is that she doesn't smile enough, that someone needs to goose her.

And Rick Perry's mom Amelia and her quilting should drive the MSM to the brink.

This will be something to watch.

26 posted on 07/14/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Arrowhead1952

Haha - you think I’m scary?


27 posted on 07/14/2011 1:10:43 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

No. LOL, just trying to alert Houston area FReepers.


28 posted on 07/14/2011 1:21:58 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Watchdog group” is what they call virulent anti-Christians these days, eh?


29 posted on 07/14/2011 1:48:57 PM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: Antoninus

NO kidding.

Makes you feel like a target.


30 posted on 07/14/2011 1:51:58 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Arrowhead1952

I agree with your tag line!


31 posted on 07/14/2011 3:23:47 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I agree with your tag line!

Thanks. I've now found two (out of 16) employees who voted the won, and neither will vote for him again.

32 posted on 07/14/2011 7:17:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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