In I can see Rick Perry declaring it is wrong to investing tax dollars promoting a the personhead of many who many [Americans] of faith find so deeply sub-human.
According to Perry:
“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea,” he said. “This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many [Americans] of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”
Like the War on Christmas, this supposed War on People of Faith does not actually exist. It is the fantasy of certain Americans that there is great persecution for being a person of faith in this nation.
The reality, of course, is that being a person of faith is more han acceptable in America. You might face harsh mocking if, say, you are a member of the Westborough Baptist. You might get teased for being old fashion by some. If you are part of a near cult that practices things like Purity Balls? Yeah, people might think you are a bit creepy.
But the honest truth is, most of America tends to favor religion and religious freedom, at least for Christians. So much so, that people are arguing over whether their faith makes it okay to suppress the freedom of fellow Americans.
The reality is, every president has to proclaim a belief in God-and not just any god, but Jesus Christ to have even a reasonable shot at the presidency. It is scandelous to fight for gay rights. People are comfortable calling openly gay candidates fags and sodomites. Nobody bats an eyelash when a President claims to be a Christian though. People don’t take to the air in quite the numbers to denounce the Christian candidate for his belief in Jesus unless it seems to border on crossing that Church state line.
And Christians running for office rarely seem to see much negative impact when they do push the line of Church and state in campaign promises.
Perry has released an ad talking about the President’s war on faith, citing that it is some sort of crazy upside down world where gays can serve openly but little kids cannot say Merry Christmas in school. That second one is not really true…but it should be noted that it used to be that proud religious people enounced all the Christmas frivolity-like saying Merry Christmas. Yes, how dare we let American citizens serve without fear of being booted out simply for being gay. What a topsy turvy world we live in where we try and avoid bigotry.
Perry always comes across as living in a bubble, and this time is no different. He claims a majority faith, yet acts like it is this battered sliver of the nation with no voice. And he considers the rights and freedom of some Americans not worth fighting for, here or abroad. And that is unfortunate.
(Rick Perry’s Youtube ad summed up: I am a Christian, and not afraid to be a complete douche-bag about it!)