Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently attracted national attention for publicly mixing Christianity and politics, is putting some of his money where his mouth is – but not, critics say, very much.
According to an analysis of his tax returns by the San Antonio Express-News, the Republican Perry has given half a percent of the $2.68 million he earned as governor to churches and religious organizations.
Speculation about whether Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, will join the Republican presidential field is intensifying, as more and more Republicans encourage him to enter the fray.
Earlier this month, Perry made national headlines by partnering with a conservative Christian group to host a forthcoming prayer event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.Continue Reading on religion.blogs.cnn.com