(CNN)- On August 6, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants you to drop the Texas BBQ, grab a moist towelette and fold your hands to pray. On Monday, Perry declared the date a “day of prayer and fasting for our nation’s challenges.”
"America is in crisis, " the Republican governor says on a website promoting the event. "We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters."
just have to love it when people like Perry try to wrap themselves in religion along with the American flag. Too bad there are so many people here in the red state of Texas that still fall for it.
Perry just proved why he and the rest of the Republican Tea Party are completely unsuitable as leaders of a free nation.
I need to pray every time I see this fool.
"We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters."
What exactly is financial debt terrorism? What we have been besiged with is a multitude of ignorant opportunists in public life who run for office in order to line their own pockets. What we need is better public education in order to undermine ther rise of extremists who will lead this county astray.
All the unprecedented besiege is the direct net result of the past thirty years, of GOP thugs like Bush, and Reagan.And their Corporate America's greedy policies, and bribery of Iraq war, and Halliburton stuff.....Idiot, don't you know this truth.....what an idiot this nasty thug is.....shame America, you are electing these thugs...even third world will never elect these animals....into office....just vote any Democrat....period....Obama2012.....
“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6: 16-18.
Thanks Guv, we will all be sure and make a note of that. Only problem is, most of us pray every day, and there are
already people who are "involuntarily fasting", so why don't you use some of that $10,000/mo rent we pay for
your housing and have a BBQ for those who could use a good meal. I'm "prayin'" that you will run for
President so we can have a knock out "two birds with one stone" scenario.
What a moron what next year of the bible?
That whats wrong with the world to day, to much relligon!
Hopefully, Perry is leading the Texas GOP in prayer for the sick, the homeless, the gay, the ill, the downtrodden, etc., because if the GOP has their way, the only thing those groups will have is prayer.
He should fast for the next year...and while fasting, he should read the Constitution...there is a small bit about separation of Church and State he should familiarize himself with!
Prayer AND Fasting ?
If that were President Obama this article wouuld be 300+ comments long with people dressing him up and down on being Muslim.
Followed by him being a socialist-pinkie-commie-unamerican-terrorist.
I dare anyone to say otherwise.
I want a bbq that day
Uh – you might want to invite Gov. Barbor and Gingrich to fast also. THET NEED IT.
Why don't you (better yet) take a few days off from the hate-mongering.
My governor is so embarrassing! Ugh.
What about the people that live in Texas that do not follow or choose not to believe in religion? I have family in Texas and they are not believers, what say you?
I'm tired of palin and all the repugs, they ain't good for nothin!
nothing wrong with prayer...unless your a pagan or infidel....so pray for our troops to return home....
Amazing, this one day of prayer and fasting, that hasn't happened within Perry's 3 terms as governor and in an election year. The writing on the wall says Perry will be someone's VP thus validating himself among the religious right. I wish this had been Obama, that way the right would be able to see this for what it really is. Let it be a GOP and even Jesus couldn't make them see the real reasons.
What the??? Stop eating and fast for "financial debt terrorism" mixed with "natural disasters"????? What about the REAL woes of our country – OUR MEN/WOMEN fighting wars that are now irrelevant!!! Let's stop and pray for them!!!
This idiot wants the already hungry to eat the Bible, why doesn't Perry eat his Bible.
What a hypocrite.
Happy to pray. Vet in Texas – I do not understand your comments. God does not care if you are a Democrat, Indepedent, Republican or Communist. If you don't like Perry I am not a big fan either after voting for him once but even he could do a better job as President than Obama.