Skip to comments.Perry offers praise, prayer but little on politics
Posted on 08/07/2011 3:59:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
...The nation's longest-serving governor noted that this "loving and personal God desires not a show of religion but a deep connection with our innermost being. His agenda is not a political agenda. His agenda is a salvation agenda."
God, he said, is wise enough not to be affiliated with any political party.
[Rick] Perry read three passages of Scripture: from Joel 2, Isaiah 40 ("They'll soar on wings like eagles"), and Ephesians 3. He closed his morning remarks with a prayer.
"Father, our heart breaks for America," Perry prayed. "We see discord at home, we see fear in the marketplace, we see anger in the halls of government. And as a nation, we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us. And for that we cry out for your forgiveness."
Perry also prayed for President Barack Obama, "that you would impart your wisdom upon him, that you would guard his family."
.......Barry W. Lynn, an ordained United Church of Christ minister and executive director of Citizens United for Separation of Church and State, was inside the stadium. He said he believed Perry was trying to "out-Jesus" Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich, two declared candidates who are making overtures to the religious right.
"Governor Perry achieved his goal today," Lynn said. "He drove almost every major religious right leader and group into his corral......"
........Except for the participation of prominent pastors and politicians - including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who read the Beatitudes - the seven-hour event resembled nothing more than a boisterous Sunday-morning worship service at evangelical churches across the nation. The prayers were long and heartfelt, the remarks earnest, and the music - gospel and Christian rock - inspired rapturous frenzies of arm-waving, swaying and singing along.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
That is just silly. But it’s Sunday. I realize you must be bored. I can’t play anymore right now though. Catch you later.
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