…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…
Note from Ted: Actually, you do need to be in the pew every Sunday to “know” things like this. There are no good secular arguments against allowing gays in the military or getting married. Homophobia in America is strictly a religious fueled issue and these bullshit religious beliefs have absolutely no place in American politics. Rick Perry is just another ignorant homophobe that has no right to be anywhere near the political system.
Rick Perry. Dancing with rabbis. About 4:55 into the video.
note from bleh: Absolutely LOVE that he has no idea what to do.
It’s a good thing, with Texas literally burning, that our presidential candidate and governor shows such faith that he’s taking the time to make sure the evangelical right wing knows that the gays and those who need abortions won’t have rights.
The best church sign ever?
I just wrote an email to FamilyValuesHypocrite@gmail.com that read: *exploding high five*
Over the coming months, the media’s going to talk a lot about whether Perry can unite the evangelicals, secessionists, and let-them-eat-cake corporate fat-cats like his Texas predecessor George W. Bush. What they might NOT talk about as much are the horrifying statistics and human costs of Perry’s record, including high rates of poverty and uninsured children, a relentless attack on teachers and public education, escalating costs of college attendance, and an evisceration of the social safety net here in Texas.
And while the media might rave about his record of “job creation,” they might not remember that the vast majority of those jobs are minimum-wage jobs that don’t help working-class folks escape the cycle of poverty or create sustainable economic growth for the middle class. They might give some quick lip-service to his flirtation with secession, or his comments that he wants to put major policy decisions in God’s hands. But they probably won’t get down into the weeds - not just yet, anyways - of the real Rick Perry, the man who politicized the forensic science commission to cover up for executing a potentially innocent man; the man who cares more about shoving a vaginal probe in every abortion-seeking woman than funding public schools and employing teachers; the man who in eleven long, long years has done an awful lot of harm to an awful lot of people. And while many of us are proud of Texas, proud of our history and heritage, of the many great folks we’ve produced, we’re not proud of Rick Perry or what he’s done to our state.
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