Gov. Rick Perry’s “Protestant Christians only” Response Rally.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 7, 2011
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“I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.”

Sponsored by an anti-Islam, anti-Gay Rights group: The Response, though controversial in its thorough blurring of church/state lines, saw at least 40,000 seats in the stadium unfilled.

A rally in the US state of Texas has been criticised for crossing the line between religion and government.

It was sponsored by Republican governor Rick Perry, who is expected to enter the presidential race next month.

He prides himself on his faith, and he is urging followers to call on God to save the country.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Houston.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Gov. Rick Perry’s “Protestant Christians only” Response Rally.”

  1. DaveTelf says:

    can we please NOT let these manipulators ruin prayer for the rest of us?

  2. yogijulian says:

    can we please move on from prayer like we have from sacrificing goats?

  3. Angela says:

    For yogis who typically come from a place of acceptance of all beings – you seem to be harshly critical of others and their beliefs. This is not yogic at all. So ashamed to see this type of behaviors, so aggressive towards others.