Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson: Christians ‘Should Be Ashamed of’ Rick Perry


Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson weighs in on Rick Perry's ad:

RobinsonIt is breathtaking (and not in a good way) when someone who aspires to be the Commander in Chief denigrates the soldiers he means to command. Just like all the other soldiers in our military, our gay and lesbian soldiers are dodging bullets and IED’s to preserve our rights as Americans. The right of all Americans to represent their country in our military is now the law of the land, a law that Gov. Perry apparently disagrees with and presumably would work to change if elected president.

The blood of gay and lesbian soldiers flows as readily and as redly as that of other young Americans fighting in Afghanistan, yet Gov. Perry feels free to use them as political cannon fodder for his campaign. In an attempt to garner conservative Christian votes, he would stigmatize these brave young men and women who are, as we speak, risking their lives on our behalf. If this is patriotism, count me out!

Perry "goes on to say things that Christians should be ashamed of him for."

What Perry gets wrong about religion in America [washington post]


  1. HadenoughBS says

    I’ve been ashamed of Perry and the GOPer-controlled state legislature ever since I arrived here in Texas. To foist this Christofascist on the rest of America is unconscionable. But, hey, that’s our schemin’, dreamin’, shot-from-the-lip Governor. Sorry, America. I wish we Dems could have kept him from office but the conservatives overwhelm us in this GOPer-leaning state.

  2. Tom in long beach says

    One issue that escapes people like Gov. Perry is the corruption that can and does occur when there is no separation of church and state. He needs to study the wars of religion in Europe to understand the need for a secular government. In other words he would love to impose his version of Christianity on everyone else, but would not like the Vatican or Salt lake city defining Christianity for him. The arrogance that I am right and need to impose my beliefs has caused untold suffering and evil.

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