Texas governor defends prayer day after lawsuit filed

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    Jul 15, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    "I can't wait until the 6th of August rolls around and we fill up Reliant Stadium with people who are Christ-loving and realize that our country has gotten off track," [Texas Republican Governor] Perry said a day after an atheists and agnostics group sued to stop the governor from using his government office to promote or recognize the Houston event, called The Response.

    "Just like back in days of old, God is the same God we had from the days of Israel, and in the book of Joel it said to blow the trumpet and assemble the people and go into a day of fasting and prayer to ask for God's direction..."

    Among The Response endorsers listed on its website are Pastor John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, who has said God sent Hitler to hunt Jews so they would return to Israel, and Mike Bickle, director of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., who has called Oprah Winfrey the harbinger of the anti-Christ.


    Can US Republicans get any nuttier? Who here supports them?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43758839/ns/politics-more_politics/
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Just as well you "come out" as a bisexual late in life when so much of the hard ground work had already bee done for you by a younger generation. You did not have to deal with the dark days when we homosexuals had not rights at all. Something I am proude to of been apart of changing in my state, because those born before me did nothing but hide. But then my sexuality has never been a choice either...........
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidJust as well you "come out" as a bisexual late in life when so much of the hard ground work had already bee done for you by a younger generation. You did not have to deal with the dark days when we homosexuals had not rights at all. Something I am proude to of been apart of changing in my state, because those born before me did nothing but hide. But then my sexuality has never been a choice either...........


    The self appointed King of Texas is wacko ( kinda like the self loathing gay conservatives on RJ ). Exhibit a ^^^
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    Jul 15, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    I thought TX was gonna break off and be its own country. I wonder how that's coming along.
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    Jul 15, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought TX was gonna break off and be its own country. I wonder how that's coming along.


    haha not so good after Texas needed a government handout to cover expenses from the wildfire disasters. Gov Perry wanted to secede so he could appoint himself King of Texas. Wacko!!!
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    Jul 16, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    Ezra Klein has a funny story about Perry and his prayers:
    Got to read it in full to get the joke, but here's the end:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/what-more-did-you-expect/2011/07/11/gIQATAE5FI_blog.html
    One week later, the market bottomed out. The Dow dropped by 1,000 points. Interest rates skyrocketed. The indicators for employment and GDP growth turned south. Word leaked of the Republican negotiator’s repeated requests to let God handle the debt ceiling. The public turned on him, and the stress of that rejected led to a massive, and tragically fatal, heart attack.

    Upon arriving in heaven, the man marched straight over to God. “Heavenly Father,” he said, “I had faith in you, I prayed to you to save us, and yet you did nothing. Why?” God gave him a puzzled look, and replied “I gave you the option to raise the debt ceiling clean, convinced the other side to give you almost everything you had ever asked for in the past, and sent everyone I could think of to warn you about what would happen if you kept refusing to come to a deal. What more did you expect?”


    http://www.coolfunnyjokes.com/Funny-Jokes/Religious-Jokes/The-Big-Flood.htmlIt had been raining for days and days, and a terrible flood had come over the land. The waters rose so high that one man was forced to climb onto the roof of his house.

    As the waters rose higher and higher, a man in a rowboat appeared, and told him to get in. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the man in the rowboat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.

    The waters rose higher and higher, and suddenly a speedboat appeared. "Climb in!" shouted a man in the boat. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the man in the speedboat went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.


    The waters continued to rise. A helicopter appeared and over the loudspeaker, the pilot announced he would lower a rope to the man on the roof. "No," replied the man on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me." So the helicopter went away. The man on the roof prayed for God to save him.

    The waters rose higher and higher, and eventually they rose so high that the man on the roof was washed away, and alas, the poor man drowned.

    Upon arriving in heaven, the man marched straight over to God. "Heavenly Father," he said, "I had faith in you, I prayed to you to save me, and yet you did nothing. Why?" God gave him a puzzled look, and replied "I sent you two boats and a helicopter, what more did you expect?"