Perry's upcoming prayer event draws sharp criticism

I was wondering what this event was really all about. I believe in the need to fast and pray, but it seemed a little odd that only certain people were invited. It is alos seemed more like a 'cult' meeting than a gatherin of like people to pray together for healing of this country. Which I agree could use some healing. I wonder who is pay for this litle gig. I hope it is not the good people of Texas since we do not have money for schools, tachers and community centers.

Gov. Rick Perry's Aug. 6 day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium is generating significant heat nationwide, with critics protesting the exclusively Christian focus of the event and Perry's partnership with the controversial American Family Association, which advocates against gay rights.

Expressing objections on a variety of religious and cultural grounds, some opponents have organized a protest on Facebook, while others are urging the nation's 49 other governors invited by Perry to boycott the event.

To host the Reliant Park event, Perry chose the Mississippi-based American Family Association, a nonprofit that operates a network of 192 radio stations with 2 million followers that has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center for what the SPLC calls the dissemination of "known falsehoods" about homosexuality. The AFA also has called for numerous boycotts against companies and entities it says "promote the homosexual agenda."

Critics also accused Perry of using a religious event to boost a possible presidential bid.

Read more at source


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...