Rick Perry’s Christianity is Good for America
For those who couldn’t tell from my name, I’m a Jew. Not only am I Jew, I’m an Orthodox Jew. I pray three times a day to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I keep kosher. I wear phylacteries in the morning, and I say the Shema at night.
And I love Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s “The Response.”
On August 6, Perry is hosting a “day of prayer and fasting” in Houston. “With the economy in trouble, communities in crisis, people adrift in a sea of moral relativism, we need God’s help,” Perry said in announcing the event. “That’s why I’m calling on Americans to pray and fast, like Jesus did, and as God called the Israelites to do.”
The left has entered the same bizarre and fetishistic anti-religious frenzy they always do when someone on the right mentions God. Asking God’s help and guidance constitutes abdication of personal responsibility according to Justin Elliott of Salon, who headlined his idiotic piece on The Response, “Rick Perry Platform: Let God Figure it Out.” Barry Lynn, executive director of the secularist Americans United for Separation of Church and State, remarked, “I have never seen a governor initiate and lead this kind of Christians-only prayer rally.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation sued to try to stop Perry from attending the rally, even though it’s not a state-sponsored event.Continue reading at townhall.com