pray the gay – i mean the nation’s problems – away

Posted on June 11, 2011


Texas Governor’s Prayer Event Criticized –

The Web site created for the event, which is calledThe Response, says the meeting “has adopted the American Family Association statement of faith,” including the infallibility of the Bible, the centrality of Jesus Christ and the eternal damnation that awaits nonbelievers.

“I have followed religion and politics closely for 35 years, and I have never seen a governor initiate and lead this kind of Christians-only prayer rally,” said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of the Washington-basedAmericans United for Separation of Church and State.

In a letter to Mr. Perry, Mr. Lynn called on the governor to cancel the event, which he described as “a sectarian gathering that excludes millions of Americans.”

I’m glad this is being called out for the bullshit it is.  Of course it won’t mean much unless regular people say they’re offended by it.. those of us who are offended, anyway.  It’s going to take phone calls, faxes, etc.

This article does a good job focusing on how it excludes people of other faiths.. it fails to mention the ridiculous premise that we need to surrender our problems that are created by us to a higher power.  I am a deeply spiritual person, and i try to send the earth some love on a daily basis.. which i guess is like praying because they’re both sending out energy.  I think the earth and her inhabitants would greatly benefit from a large group of people focusing love and light to her and us.  Do I think its appropriate for a political figure to organize such an event? absolutely not.

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of NineteenPercent’s youtube videos and she said one thing that really stuck to me… we proclaim to have separation of church and state but politics and religion have a very intimate relationship.  What’s the difference?

Also interesting how Perry says it’s not supposed to be exclusionary or make anyone feel a certain way… but that is exactly how it’s making people feel.  The entitlement people have around these situations is astonishing.  Like when people say “that’s so gay” and I say “hey that offends me” and they say “well its not meant to”……. yeah, well it does ass hole so maybe you could try not to say it.  It hurts me when you say it, it won’t hurt you not to….