After years and years of public service and elected office, Rick Perry is very aware of the criticism Democrats and the liberal media consistently dish out to any Republican who uses the “J” word. Rick Perry openly talked about Jesus and prayed aloud in a football stadium full of over 30,000 fellow believers. But with all of the eyes of the nation watching, Rick Perry sawed the limb off in his national debut. Whatever positives and whatever negatives come with expressing a strong believe in the Bible and faith in Jesus Christ are now Rick Perry’s as he runs to replace Barack Obama as President of the United States.
"Father, our heart breaks for America," Perry said in 12 minutes of remarks that included prayer and Bible passages – but no direct mention of politics or his presidential plans. "We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government and, as a nation; we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us."
Undoubtedly, the Democrats will send out their messengers for tolerance and argue that the Christian prayer rally planned over a year ago indicates that a President Perry would treat all non-Christians as second class citizens. Of course, they will have very little proof that Perry has done any such thing as the Governor of Texas, but their intolerance of Christianity is rarely subdued when Christians dare to raise their heads and speak like many Presidents have in our history.
At a minimum Perry’s campaign has returned to the rhetoric of former Presidents like Washington over 200 years ago and Lincoln 150 years ago and now he will face the wrath of a secular media and a Democratic party that has many in it that look at Christianity as a crutch, Jesus Christ as a myth, and the Bible as a source for jokes.
Liberty Dispatch salutes Rick Perry and asks believers who read this site to pray for him and pray for America and the choices we have to make as a country in the coming days.