Skip to comments.Rick Perry Baptized Anew in Historic Creek
Posted on 05/02/2014 7:42:50 AM PDT by thetallguy24
Before he launched his bid for the presidency three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry drew thousands of worshipers to an air-conditioned stadium in Houston, where Christian conservative activists prayed for the nation and the soon-to-announce candidate proclaimed his faith in God.
Perry is still said to have his eyes on the White House, but the religious event he staged last month was nothing like the flashy prayerpalooza at Reliant Stadium in 2011.
With only close friends and family looking on, the born-again Christian governor was baptized outdoors, in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston, the first elected president of the Republic of Texas and one of the most colorful political figures in American history.
When Houston emerged from Little Rocky Creek near Independence, Texas, in 1854, he was reported to have proclaimed, I pity the fish downstream.
Theres no word yet on what Perry said after he was dunked, but his office confirmed that the ceremony took place last month. And the pastor whose congregation still uses the creek for baptisms recounted the governors subsequent visit to the nearby church, where he said Perry played a soulful hymn on the organ and soaked up the rich local history.
Gov. Perry has a deep and abiding faith in God, Perry spokesman Felix Browne said in a written statement. Like many people of faith, the governor wished to reaffirm his commitment in a way that holds great personal meaning.
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Reminds me of the parable of the tax collector and the pharisee, and Rick Perry has never acted humbly.
A retarded snake oil salesman?
You follow him everywhere?
Sweet pic - !
This is a theologically incorrect interpretation of baptism.
“This is a theologically incorrect interpretation of baptism.”
True. It’s God that does the washing.
So by that picture you can tell the man never acts humble. I think the comment you made says more about you than you imagine.
A month later?
What, pray tell, is your definition of "highly publicized?"
I would say you are quite correct.
This is between Rick and God. Not our business but personally I think it is neat.
Rip, unless you just woke up, apparently you ARE AWARE that this Texas Tribune is funded by soros. Why are you shilling for that liberal rag here at FR?
It’s in the Christian Post, is that better?
A month later? It was published 5 days ago.
Its on Bloomberg, Christan Post, WaPo, The Right Scoop, News Max, The Blaze, and more.
I’d call that being highly publicized.
I didn't see any interviews. Did you? That's what I call "publicizing."
What you listed is copy-cat reporting.
Get a dictionary then:
publicize: make (something) widely known.
You quoted the Texas Tribune, duffus.
It has only recently come to light.
BTW, I don't care about it, or WHY he did it.
Perry did not publicize it and there were no press releases regarding the event.
You need the dictionary!
This is boring!!!