Texas Prayer Day Stirs Debate, Includ...

Texas Prayer Day Stirs Debate, Includes Anti-Gay Pastors

There are 707 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 15, 2011, titled Texas Prayer Day Stirs Debate, Includes Anti-Gay Pastors. In it, EDGE reports that:

A prayer day called "The Response" organized by Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stirred controversy -- not least because of the views of some of the pastors and organizations associated with it.

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Since: Dec 08

Seminole, FL

#1 Jul 15, 2011
Governor Goodhair is also known as Governor Bigot and fortunately will never, ever be President. Even the Bush camp won't support this fool.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#2 Jul 15, 2011
Wow, I'm just SHOCKED by the way these ummmm Religious Leaders feel about the GLBTQI Community, the Muslims, Islamic, the Japanese and want to blame the woes of the world ON ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING but on where the blame truly lies.......which in my opinion truly lies with idiots such as these people!!!

JMPO!!

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#3 Jul 15, 2011
Yet another unsuccessful mix of religion and politics.
Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#4 Jul 15, 2011
ah, ameriKKKa.

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#5 Jul 15, 2011
the man is evil, he has those evil eyes with no soul.

Since: Dec 08

Seminole, FL

#6 Jul 15, 2011
This "event" will be very carefully watched and every word of hatred and bigotry will show up on You Tube so fast it'll make your head spin.

I subscribe to the A F A web announcements to stay on top of what they're doing and so I can use their own web response system to counter their bigot campaigns. I suggest anyone who cares about Gay rights do so.

On that note, they have been BEGGING for people to make reservations for this hate fest. I don't know if it's because they're not getting the numbers they need or not. And of course they're begging for $$$ for this thing but they do that constantly. I"m praying for rain and lightning with wonderful roarings of thunder.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#7 Jul 15, 2011
Should this be a surprise to anyone? Fortunately, social conservatism does not play well with the voters that matter, the independents. In a general election, the fringe right like Perry and Bachmann are severely disadvantaged.
LML

Herne, Germany

#8 Jul 15, 2011
I these guys not just anti-gay, they're anti-brain...

CaptainRight

Since: Jun 11

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#9 Jul 15, 2011
About time sane heterosexuals fought back.
Bob

Houston, TX

#10 Jul 15, 2011
What do you expect from a rogue governor who violated the Geneva convention, by executing a Mexican national without upholding his right to representation from his own country?
This guy is pathetic and should be impeached.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#11 Jul 15, 2011
Uh, wasn't there talk about Texas seceding from the Union recently? Can we get that into the works PRONTO? It'll be a win win for all of us.
The Troll Stopper

Christiansburg, VA

#12 Jul 15, 2011
CaptainRight wrote:
About time sane heterosexuals fought back.
You're paranoid, dude. Gays are NOT out to get you, regardless of whatever the religious fanatics and the hate-radio hosts are saying.

Since: Jun 09

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

#13 Jul 15, 2011
Wow.. Just wow... I knew that they were some religious extremists who were idiots, but this takes the cake. Just wow. Speechless..-

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

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#14 Jul 15, 2011
CaptainRight wrote:
About time sane heterosexuals fought back.
Honey, what makes you think Rick Perry is sane? Or more importantly, heterosexual?

My favorite bumper sticker here in the Lone Star State is the one that reads: "Gay marriage is already legal in Texas. Just ask the governor's wife."
Equal Equals Equal

San Leandro, CA

#15 Jul 15, 2011
I just don't get this - especially from Public Office holders (e.g., governors, etc.) There is a little ol' thing in the US Constitution declaring "Separation of Church & State". This seems to fly in the face of that. If it were a gathering of INCLUSION of ALL & NON Faiths, then I would feel differently about it. But this just wreaks of a THEOCRACY and CULT.

Since: Jun 11

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#16 Jul 15, 2011
Curteese wrote:
Uh, wasn't there talk about Texas seceding from the Union recently? Can we get that into the works PRONTO? It'll be a win win for all of us.
I am a Canadian thus I don't know what it takes to get the lone star of hate state of TEXAS to secede from the rest of America. Is it possible to set up a referendum by the Federal government to ask Texas to leave? I know they can secede at any given time on their own volition.
Again it is the fundamentalists religions That foment hatred totally contrary to Jesus' teaching to love thy neighbor as yourself. He didn't state any exceptions to this dictum. To me they are the Anti-Christs. If it rains and thunders and a tornado sweeps down on this stadium on that prayer day, would anybody in his right mind say this is god's punishment for these hypocrites who go against Christ's teaching? Well only other zealots would.
I love to state an oxymoron here: thank god i am an atheist.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#17 Jul 15, 2011
CaptainRight wrote:
About time sane heterosexuals fought back.
You are so right!

It is about time that the sane heterosexuals fought back, against the insane ones that do not support the US Constitution and equality for all Americans.

So glad to have your support. Get out there and spread the word for equality.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#18 Jul 15, 2011
Equal Equals Equal wrote:
I just don't get this - especially from Public Office holders (e.g., governors, etc.) There is a little ol' thing in the US Constitution declaring "Separation of Church & State". This seems to fly in the face of that. If it were a gathering of INCLUSION of ALL & NON Faiths, then I would feel differently about it. But this just wreaks of a THEOCRACY and CULT.
Unfortunately, the separation of church and state is not in the Constitution, but comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson many years after the Constitution was written. It has been used by the SCOTUS however and is therefore tacitly accepted as law, but not Constitutionally required.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#19 Jul 15, 2011
It was not merely a call for a prayer day, as the headline and summary here say.

It was an explicit call to Jeebus, to xstainity, not to prayer. It reveals Perry as a theocrat before anything else he is rumored or thought to be: Closet case, incompetent Governor, secessionist, Hair Club for Men patron, etc.

CaptainRight

Since: Jun 11

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#21 Jul 15, 2011
The Troll Stopper wrote:
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You're paranoid, dude. Gays are NOT out to get you, regardless of whatever the religious fanatics and the hate-radio hosts are saying.
Neither are goat humpers. It's irrelevant.

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