Gov. Perry's Call to Prayer
Divide between state and religion
- Duration 5:25
- Date Jun 24, 2011
Divide between state and religion
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Yet the -- and that's one of the criticisms of the American Family Association is so conservative on issues like gay rights and abortion that he would be alienating.
A more moderate independent bomb public if you actually decides to run for president and well indications he probably will he probably will -- for his very quickly.
Well you know some people say well this will alienate people I -- time will tell me there is still.
There there are still millions of Americans who.
Would say regarding things like the sanctity of human life in the sacred -- of marriage.
And the things that it made our country great what our founders call self evident truths and -- -- word and moral absolutes there are a lot of people that say.
-- look it's not a a narrower conservative position it's it's simply truth it's reality.
And so time will tell but I believe there are still enough Americans.
That believe in what is right and good and true -- virtuous.
That's not I believe if there's a candidate whether it's -- or whomever -- can't say that -- courageous enough.
To speak up and stand up for what is right I think the American people will get behind him.
Think as senator.
Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas is that consumer Roman Catholic he has agreed to go down there -- -- invited obviously.
The 49 governors but let me read you some of the comments they came up and an article.
At -- Dallas newspaper this -- from Katie sheriff is an independent writer producer progressive episcopalian activists.
Four and from Fort Worth she says I would not participate in this event because I think it is a cynical use of prayer and fasting as political theater.
For the sole purpose of advancing Kerry's presidential ambitions what you said about.
I say that is the fallacy -- reduction is some reduction is in the saying that something is quote nothing but.
-- that's nothing but political posturing that's nothing but using political theater as a means to gain headlines.
We don't know another person's heart.
I think look out with a nearly 10% unemployment rate.
With our house values plummeting the economy is in -- -- Going down the teams I mean we need to pray we really need to pray as a country and yeah I am not just saying this.
I really know nothing about Perry's.
Political aspirations are designs and the White House were not.
I'm just saying is as a Christian -- as a patriot.
That I think it's wonderful thing and for those that would look askance at this -- look at the history of our country the first.
Governor to initiate a statewide day of prayer was Thomas Jefferson when he was governor of Virginia.
Patrick Henry who was five time governor of Virginia Patrick can -- this that it cannot be emphasized too often are too strongly.
That this country was founded not -- religion nests but by Christians that's what Patrick Henry said.
I think about march 1864 that US House of Representatives.
In a document said that.
No purpose of action can be formed against this nation because -- -- they're talking about that the strain that unity the country.
We are a Christian nation founded on Christian principles.
Again so I'm.
It's gotta be pointed out that this is volunteering dom in August this gathering for prayer for America you don't wanna come you don't have to tell -- another is that.
-- this other comment from Deal Hudson and he's the president of the Catholic advocate and Washington DC uses a Catholic he says we he likes the idea and this is something that it.
That should apply to all non evangelicals he says it doubles often don't realize how they limit themselves.
By not taking into consideration.
Christian friends and allies who prefer different ways of expressing their fervor -- concern.
For future for the future of our nation what you -- about him.
Well you know I think that it's time that we we -- pull together around.
People that yes we believe in god we believe in moral absolutes we -- constitutional.
-- we don't wanna see America reinvented.
To be a pluralistic.
Nation European style we want to see America remain the great nation that it has been now for two centuries plus.
I -- let me say this it several.
Junctures in our nation's history recently in the late seventies and eighties -- -- there was you know there was a call to.
Have people that were you know.
People of morals and believed in absolute truth.
To come together and I would say that it helped Ronald Reagan get elected twice and I think it helped bush senior get elected.
I -- -- I think the the conservatives.
In this country and especially on religious conservatives are kind of -- minute I think there's.
There's some apathy and maybe a little bit of hopelessness.
And -- The evangelical Christians zone it's estimated that -- in the one out of three.
Vote or are registered to vote it.
So you know thank god.
-- and by the way let me say this we're not talking about.
How you do church we're talking about being -- and -- in our culture being up positive force for good.
Need to link arms with.
Roman Catholics and people that as I said believe in morality and truth.
And wanna see that the future years of our country be the best years yet all right I think you were my daughter -- McFarland.
I don't want to -- thank you very much for joining us.