Unreal… Far Left Religious Leaders Protest Rick Perry For Attending Prayer Rally
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:47 PM
Former reporter and Director of the Texas ACLU, Terri Burke, is leadingthe protest movement against Rick Perry’s First Amendment rights. Perry will take part in a prayer rally on Saturday.
Far left religious leaders and community organizers are holding a protest today against Governor Rick Perry. The far left leaders are upset that Rick Perry is attending a prayer service that is Christian.
News Journal reported:
Three days before The Response, the Houston prayer event Gov. Rick Perry initiated two months ago, the response has been spirited among those objecting to the governor’s participation.
On Tuesday, more than 50 Houston-area religious and community leaders disseminated a signed statement drafted by the Anti-Defamation League expressing “deep concern” about a prayer rally “not open to all faiths,” while the Houston GLBT Political Caucus and related organizations announced a Friday rally at Tranquility Park to protest the event. The groups that represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people accused the American Family Association and other sponsors of the prayer event of hatred toward the GLBT community.
The ADL statement followed a June letter from the Houston Clergy Council that criticized the governor for excluding non-Christians, partnering with an anti-gay group and blurring boundaries between church and state.
Read it all here:
Aside from the fact that this does not exist in our Constitution, Separation of Church and State does NOT mean what she thinks it means:
And, also see:
The phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson wrote that the 1st Amendment erected a “wall of separation” between the church and the state (James Madison said it “drew a line,” but it is Jefferson’s term that sticks with us today). The phrase is commonly thought to mean that the government should not establish, support, or otherwise involve itself in any religion. The Religion Topic Page addresses this issue in much greater detail.
I do believe as a U.S. citizen, he is protected by the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.