The Response and Governor Rick Perry [POLL]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the prayer event over the weekend called, “The Response”. The event was promoted by Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Governor even spoke and prayed during the event. Around 30,000 people filled Houston’s Reliant Stadium on Saturday for the event and thousands watched online.
Governor Perry has been met with both praise and criticism for promoting the religious event. Some have said that it’s good to see a politician be open about his faith, while others say that Perry crossed the line when it comes to separation of church and state. According to the New York Times;
In many ways, the rally was unprecedented, even in Texas, where faith and politics have long intersected without much controversy — the governor, as both a private citizen and an elected leader, delivering a message to the Lord at a Christian prayer rally he created, while using his office’s prestige, letterhead, Web site and other resources to promote it. Mr. Perry said he wanted people of all faiths to attend, but Christianity dominated the service and the religious affiliations of the crowd. The prayers were given in Jesus Christ’s name, and the many musical performers sang of Christian themes of repentance and salvation.
So what do you think about Governor Rick Perry’s participation in “The Response”? Did he cross the line or not? Let us know your thoughts in today’s LFN Poll of the Day.