July 20, 2011

If You Oppose Rick Perry's Prayerfest, You Are Intolerant

Rick PerryI know I just posted about him, but I simply couldn't resist following up with this gem. Besides, I predict that he will end up running for president, and that makes him someone we should get to know. According to The Dallas Morning News, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) claimed during an interview on the Family Research Council's radio show that those of us who object to his Christian prayerfest are "being intolerant."
Isn't it just the height of intolerance to say you can't gather together in public and pray to our God?
Gov. Perry, I'm not sure how pointing out that you are violating separation of church and state by using your office to promote one particular form of Christianity is intolerant. But I have a question for you. Isn't it just the height of arrogance to intentionally disregard what Jesus allegedly said according to your own bible?
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you (Matthew 6:5-6, NIV).
Instead of doing what Jesus allegedly instructed, it appears that you prefer to be like the hypocrites when you pray.