Rick Perry Vs. Satan
Man I miss seeing Rick Perry. He was always one cooky guy, but he does possess a religious zeal. Sometimes said zeal gets in the way of his common sense.
“Satan runs across the world with his doubt and with his untruths and what have you and one of the untruths out there that is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena,” Perry said during the call on Tuesday, organized by the Rev. Rick Scarborough.
Perry said the separation of religious and civic institutions in the U.S. began with a “narrative” that first took root in the 1960s.
“Somehow or another there’s this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it between the church and people of faith and this separation of church and state is just false on its face,” the governor said. “We have a biblical responsibility to be involved in the public arena proclaiming God’s truth.”
Now call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure that the founding fathers tried to prevent the integration of church and state for a few good reasons. One of which happens to be cross contamination. Such as a religious group establishing their religion as the dominant one and using federal authority to force others to convert or be punished.
Freedom of religion is a great thing indeed. It allows those who do not share the same faith as their political leaders to continue on their own path. I’m not sure why Gov. Perry thinks otherwise, but he hasn’t always been the brightest one.