Rick Perry's long faith journey culminates in presidential run
November 6th, 2011
09:13 AM ET
11 years ago

Rick Perry's long faith journey culminates in presidential run

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Rick Perry's new church is not like his old church.

At his new church, several hundred worshippers showed up in jeans on a recent Sunday to listen to high-decibel Christian rock from plush stadium-style seats.


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  1. john

    Rick Perry: A man who believes Talking to the Sky is a viable policy option.

    November 6, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    I'm finding this religious infusion (read cramming down our throats) into our political landscape disturbing. And especially when those who claim to be so incredibly religious that God talks to them are also so incredibly hateful and scornful towards half of us, as well as those of us in need. Do they not see the hypocrisy? I do.

    November 6, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. Dave A.

    This is a sick, dangerous man.

    November 6, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. one voice

    Rick is still actually a viable Candidate after that crazy talk last week? What is wrong with you people?

    November 6, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Another reason, there are so many, to NEVER let this idiot near the WH!!!
    I am sick and tired of these politicians trying to ram their religion and their "rights" down our throats. You want to worship your god, fine, do it on your time and DO NOT let it near me!!
    Look who thinks their god talks to them, the flake, the bimbo from AK, pat robertson (shove the devil into the mix on this one re Haiti). All crazies.

    November 6, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. Rajeev G

    Any time a politician claims that he communicates with God, run away from him as far you as you can!

    November 6, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Perry worships money - and himself.

    November 6, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. truindep

    I am not judging anyones religious beliefs , and I dont belive to know the motives of someone like Perry , what I do know is that Obama is the worst pres since Carter , and he needs to go, and who ever runs against him will be the next pres, if not he will lose the senate and be a lame duck anyway , so regardless, his reign of power is over !!!

    November 6, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. Whoosh

    Zombie like scary!!

    November 6, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  10. Bill

    The GOP has proven how far out in right field they really have gone with this bunch of preacher-types! It's bad enough they embraced this group of Teavangelicals like the second coming but to most people who can read and write these people they have as "candidates" are obviously so unprepared for the presidency it's downright embarrasing to watch and listen to them! Cain, the errant Baptist preacher, now Perry having some sort of mystical experience....wow. No wonder other fringe characters almost begin to look viable...like "Walden Pond" Paul or the Minnesota housefrau. We've got a real mess on our hands this election season!

    November 6, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. Neil IL

    Three republican candidates say their campaign for presidency is a mission from God.

    He dialed long distance and told them they need to run for president and win.

    If this is true, isn't He just #ucking with two of them?

    -Bill Maher

    November 6, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |