This political video is incredibly transparent in its true meaning. Anyone in their right mind will easily read between the lines of Gov. Perry’s message as it is a message built on hatred, fear and loathing.
Gov. Perry, how do you have the temerity to invoke the words “religious heritage”? In case you didn’t know this, Governor, every person in this country is afforded the RIGHT to practice faith according to their own beliefs - it is not, as you would have us believe, solely a Christian nation. America is a nation that embraces religious freedom.
Religious freedom is one of the founding premises of this country. As American citizens we are free to participate (or not) in the religious practice of our choice - that means American citizens have the right to be Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc. That freedom to practice the religion of choice is granted to us without shackles of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation. Shackles, I might add, that hundreds of thousands of American men and women have fought and died in order to keep the shackles of religion and religious extremists out of our government.
This sound principle of religious freedom affords this nation a huge advantage over so many other countries that connect, by their own accords, their laws and political existence to a singular religious belief. In contrast to these systems, the American system of religious freedom affords us greater depth and understanding of what it means to be human - to rejoice in our commonality and continue to build understanding of our differences. That is what makes us strong.
As a candidate running for President of the United States, your pronouncement of a one-sided ideological belief and using that as a platform for candidacy is nothing less than criminal and is, most certainly, fraudulent in the actual practice of Christianity. Your insipid video has utterly failed to coral the Christian community as it only serves to further establish your narrow mind and ludicrous attempts at masking your profound bigotry and prejudice by hiding behind the word Christian.
Like millions of other AMERICANS, I will no longer cower behind the ugly euphemisms spewing out of the mouths of religious zealots like you, Gov. Perry, or any dolt that follows your narrow-minded line of thought and reason.
The founders of this country wisely put in place the words that nullify any attempt at creating or organizing a state run religion - its called separation of church and state. That means separation of any religious institution and all its religious practices (and all the accompanying dogma) from those institutions that are in any way connected to the three branches of government. Total and unequivocal separation of a single religion from local, state and national government and all local, state and national public institutions. And that includes schools and the military! How dare you imply that gay American soldiers serving in any branch of the military are in any way less deserving of our support for the sacrifices?
Gov. Perry, in your video statement you have proven to this American that you are anti-American. You’re belief in state sanctioned religious practice in and around government and public institutions is pure folly and is about as anti-American and anti-democratic as one can imagine. The only thing more foolish than your outright message of hate are the fools who follow you.
Please, drop out of the race. And I mean the human race as you are far, far from being recognizable as human.