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JeremyW's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by JeremyW

I know it's just another dim star in the constellation of problems that Texas has introduced to the world, but Rick Perry is running around crying about something he calls "Obama's war on religion" (if only!)...

From the article:

WALLACE: Question, Governor, how is President Obama waging a war on religion?

PERRY: Well, I'll give you a couple of examples, when you look at his attorney general and their Justice Department going all the way to the Supreme Court to change the way that churches are allowed to hire or fire their ministers or their staff. I mean, if that's not a war on religion, I don't know what it is.

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PERRY: I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian. And you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there is something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

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PERRY: Well, let me back up and say that I would support a constitutional amendment that would allow our children to pray in school any time that they would like.

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PERRY: I understand that. I'm just -- I'm telling you what I believe, Chris. And I happen to believe that Americans don't agree with that decision that was made in 1962. And that if we have a constitutional amendment election in this country, allowing our children to pray in school, I would suggest to you, will pass overwhelming.

...end quoting. "Will pass overwhelming"? I would suggest that maybe Texans should spend less time trying to telepathically communicate with the creator of the universe and spend more time communicating with their English teachers...

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:52:40 UTC | #898339