Tony Perkins, the President of the Family Research Council, spoke to Gretchen about whether this shows a favoritism toward Christianity that will hurt Perry politically. Perkins says that over 80% of Americans identify themselves as Christian, and "To say that we're going to have prayer, that's not out of the mainstream, that is the mainstream."
Governor Perry has teamed up with the American Family Association. Here is The the American Family Association pushing the event FOR PERRY:
Here is a humorous RESPONSE to the Perry event:
Just another TIDBIT from the home of the first 2012 testing ground:
Contrary to earlier reports from other media outlets that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad had signed a letter urging Iowans to participate in a day of prayer and fasting at the behest of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Branstad’s office says the governor merely received a letter from Perry asking Branstad and the other 48 governors to “calling upon your constituents to join us in prayer for our nation on August 6″ in a May 23 proclamation.
Branstad declined to make such a proclamation.Do you think that Governor Perry may have a Problem with the separation of church & state? Or at least, do you think he may be DANCING AROUND in a large grey area?