The Texas Governor Who Thinks Prayer is The Solution To Problems Will Announce His Presidential Candidacy This Weekend

Texas governor Rick Perry, a man spectacularly unfit for secular public office, will apparently announce a run for the presidency this weekend. If he gets the Republican nomination — and he’d have a strong shot — and then beats Barack Obama in the 2012 election, it’s all gonna end in tears. And environmental catastrophe, and policy that only benefits the wealthy, stupidity, and restrictions on secular freedoms and what the hell, maybe nuclear war with China, who knows (but probably not because his allegiance to his corporate puppet-masters will supersede his faith). Yet hordes of Americans will vote for him. Ugh.

But hey, Pat Roberson likes him. “[Rick Perry] has founded his administration on the bible and I might add, it works.” Ahhhhhhhhh.

(Official preemptive Seanbot caveat: no Seanbot, I’m not bashing every act of prayer here. I’m bashing prayer when it’s used as replacement for good public policy that helps people. I’m bashing the abuse of prayer, when its used as a get-out-of-doing-your-job-free card by wicked politicians. Any time a politician tells people they don’t need government help, they just need God, well, that’s a self-serving scam of the “hey, it’s not my fault the way I’m running things screws you over” variety. If there was a loving Christian God I don’t think he’d like bogus prayer much, either.)

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “The Texas Governor Who Thinks Prayer is The Solution To Problems Will Announce His Presidential Candidacy This Weekend”

  1. Thanks for the caveat, Stephen! Lol! *fist bump*

    I think it is obvious to many christians that Rick Perry is one of those folks who claims Jesus and warps his Word to eff with people as a false prophet, which is evil to the core.

    Everytime I read about him or Pat Robinson, a quote from one of Leonard Cohen’s poems rings in my mind, “he makes a puke of prayer.”

    I can’t imagine a life without spirituality of some kind but I can also respect folks who think God is like Santa or the Tooth Fairy and I don’t preach at them.

    My problem is when Christians are generalized and contextualized with hate and negativity and backwardness that brings out Seanbot’s Instant Attack Mode.

  2. Perry is a complete fool, and shames believers of every faith, Christian and non-Christian

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