Rick Perry is Gunning for the Christian Vote

by Matthew December 14, 2011   Blog

…and that’s not a pun on his ideas about Gun laws.

If you haven’t seen his latest political ad and heard of the backlash it has caused from several special interest groups, you are probably only watching Fox News.  For more on that tangent, read Kathryn Norregaard’s post here.

For now, head on over to youtube right now to watch the video I’m referencing.

Here’s the text of the clip:

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m Christian, But you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in schools.  As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion and I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith Made America strong.  It can make her strong again.”

The video has been parodied by many and almost instantly became an internet meme, which begs the question, did he really think this would work?

I have a problem with his argumentation, but even more so, I have a problem with what he infers are Christian values.  Is our faith really about creating animosity between us and other valuable citizens of our country who offer their lives for our freedom?  …Or could this be a ploy by Perry and his campaign to gain a few extra votes by appealing to anti-gay sentiments in a small percentage of Christians.

I sincerely hope that Christians see through this.













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