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Rick Perry Attacks Gays in the Military, Obama's 'War on Religion' in New Ad: VIDEO


Rick Perry has a new ad out attacking gay service members and what he claims is Obama's "war on religion".

Says Perry in the ad:

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again."


Right Wing Watch notes:

Openly attacking gay people seems to be something of a new strategy for Perry. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama administration would be using foreign aid to work toward LGBT rights around the world, noting that in many countries people are routinely beaten, jailed and even killed just for being gay. In response, Perry lashed out with a statement accusing the administration of “promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable.”

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  1. Where in America are children prevented from freely being christian ? Is he utterly insane ? what a load of nonsense. The last time Christians where persecuted was in the Coloseum of rome when they were feed to the lions - pretty much after that they have had it relatively easy compared with ....ooh ethnic minorities, the disabled, women, poor people, the blind, unemployed people, or anyone who isnt a rich old white guy from Texas basically.

    Posted by: paul | Dec 7, 2011 12:50:58 PM

  2. OMG you're right DAVID EHRENSTEIN, from Wikiperdia: "When Rick Perry became Governor of Texas in January 2001, he tapped Connor..."
    That, plus the Z. Cavaricci belt (totally hilarious, MIKE128!! because I love using Z Cavaricci and Merry Go Round as punchlines for fashion faux pas) and you've cinched and clinched it. He's a closet homo.

    Posted by: shane | Dec 7, 2011 12:51:42 PM

  3. @ Jeff Kurtti : Got there before you, Jeff !! Ha ha , but thanks.....this needs to be flagged as hate speech by everyone.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 7, 2011 12:52:41 PM

  4. Flagged.

    Posted by: sylvatica | Dec 7, 2011 1:00:35 PM

  5. Perry's presidential campaign is obviously done at this point, but if he ever tries to run for anything again, we will play this footage over and over again. The American people overwhelmingly support equal rights now when it comes to gays and lesbians in the armed forces, and those percentages will keep going up. If he tries to run again, he'll be the next Santorum.

    Posted by: Jester | Dec 7, 2011 1:00:59 PM

  6. Yup, it's torturous for us liberals here in Texas; for anyone who can think actually. Man's a complete embarassment. You know it's over when the likes of Prick Perry start using the bashing of queers to try to regain ground. Now - we just need help booting his ass outta of Texas. Maybe a mandatory grammar test.

    Posted by: April in Austin | Dec 7, 2011 1:13:14 PM

  7. How many executions has this pig overseen again?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 7, 2011 1:14:14 PM

  8. Christ Himself is attributed with demanding that prayer be done in private, not in public. Sermon on the Mount, yo. If you don't like it, take it up with Him, Rick.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 7, 2011 1:15:52 PM

  9. For either this guy or Santorum or Bachman to win the nomination would be Christmas in July for the Democrats

    Posted by: RandyN | Dec 7, 2011 1:29:03 PM

  10. Just some historical (histrionic?) context.

    Posted by: Schnauzi | Dec 7, 2011 1:30:15 PM

  11. We can not be sure Jesus himself was Christian because there is no record of him being an obstructionist Republican.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Dec 7, 2011 1:58:01 PM

  12. Oh dear God PLEASE I can not WAIT for this man's gay sex scandal! With any luck it will be that he got donkey-punched by Rick Santorum.

    Posted by: NVAgBoi | Dec 7, 2011 1:59:40 PM

  13. Rick Perry's mind seems to live in some bizarro world where down is up.
    Kids (Christian and otherwise) are perfectly free to pray. As Little Kiwi noted, true Christian theology (I.e. that which respects the words of Jesus rather than those of some rich televangelist) asks Christians to pray silently away from others and not to make a public show of it, anyway!
    DADT is a question of free speech rights. It shouldn't br a tenet of anyone's faith (certainly not a Christian's) to demand that certain others hide their identities and lie in order to keep their jobs.
    And I post this during an intermission from a kids' Christmas concert that I'm watching. Yes, Rick Perry, those are still going on all across America despite your persecution complex.

    Posted by: Gregv | Dec 7, 2011 2:10:51 PM

  14. Have you actually read Jesus' teachings in the bible Mr. Perry - have you?

    Posted by: CGD | Dec 7, 2011 2:59:27 PM

  15. Perry is wrong legally. SCOTUS has ruled explicitly that the private prayers of students cannot be restricted during their free time in school and that free speech rights extend beyond or after school. In theory (and cases like this pop up all the time), the school would have parental control over students, which many principals have taken to include the subjugation of free speech, including online speech on the student's own time. However, if that were the case (and this is why they always lose) then yes, the school could suspend the religious rights of students in school or anywhere else (just as parents can). Anyone familiar with these arguments would know in an instant that Perry was very wrong here. But what he's actually inferring is that schools should not be allowed to expose students to viewpoints opposed to by parents or some community standard. That is, parents have a veto over the school's "cultural mission". This has never gained any traction in the courts because it is so unworkable and has no basis in the law.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 7, 2011 3:13:50 PM

  16. Cum out,cum out,come out you scary closet case and quit making it more difficult for those in the world who live their lives with honesty,integrity and truthfulness.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Dec 7, 2011 3:42:41 PM

  17. Watching this guy talk about this with Wolf Blitzer now on CNN...WOW... is there an assassin in the room!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Dec 7, 2011 4:32:34 PM

  18. Are kids condemned for praying in school? Well other kids are celebrated for their sexual rebellious choice. Obama is anti Christian and pro immorality. It's wrong to justify what Gods word calls sin. Homosexual groups constantly attack the Christian message that homosexuality is sin. The lgbt movement is intolerant to repentance. Obama is a Marxist wig a pretty smile who hides his hate for Gods will with ear tickling words.

    Posted by: truthislove | Dec 7, 2011 6:00:55 PM

  19. Letting gays serve openly is about welcoming everyone. Not favoring a particular religion in the schools is about welcoming everyone. There is no contradiction.

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Dec 7, 2011 7:14:57 PM

  20. Gov Perry who is Jeff Connor? Did you have sex with him?I fear that Perry is another closeted self loathing homosexual who is trying to exorcise his personal demons.Did you have your gaydor turned on during his girlie performance in front of the cameras in N.H.?

    Posted by: jack | Dec 7, 2011 11:58:15 PM

  21. Dear Mr Perry: we have much in common. we both served in the military and we are both gay. However that doesn't mean that i will vote for you.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 8, 2011 12:03:29 AM

  22. What kids are prevented from celebrating Christmas?? I've never heard of such nonsense. I'm an atheist, and all three of my kids celebrate Christmas. Like it or not, Christmas is still Christmas even if many families, including atheists, Jews and Muslims, leave Jesus out of it. Secondly, kids DO pray in schools, just not schools funded with Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, pagan and atheist tax dollars.
    This guys is finished. How dare he talk about Christian principles. The way he lives his life and the way he governs is evil.

    Posted by: boone68 | Dec 8, 2011 2:57:20 AM

  23. He's not even a Christian...he's a heretic. All Mormons are heretics. Sick, sad sinners protesting everything except their own flawed religion. Look in the mirror, Rick. YOU are the enemy against Jesus.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Dec 8, 2011 4:05:59 AM

  24. How appropriate that when I clicked on this post the ad directly above it prominently featured the word "SHAME".

    Posted by: HarleyDog | Dec 8, 2011 10:40:23 AM

  25. Haha, there are 186,000 dislikes for this video on Youtube, and only 4,000 likes. That's kind of awesome.

    Posted by: Drew Brown | Dec 8, 2011 1:20:35 PM

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