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Rachel Maddow Show VIDEO- Rick Perry: Conduit to radical Christian overthrow of the U.S. government?

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Kudos to Rachel for devoting a good block of time to Rick Perry's day of prayer event. "The Response" was organized and led by apostles of the New Apostolic Reformation. She also interviewed Forrest Wilder, author of the Texas Observer articles the subject.

Is anyone else covering this, because I sure haven't seen anything on it. Please watch, because these reports are very unsettling:

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Rick Perry's major "Response" event getting, well, minor response

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In a previous post, we informed you of probable presidential contender Rick Perry's very own wacky “Apostles”, a gaggle of goofballs who are supporting his Big Rally, a day of prayer and fasting (“like Jesus did!”) called “The Response”. Ricky is asking for God's help because we're a "nation in crisis." Gee, wonder who caused that crisis. But I digress.

The point is, there's this The Response event that he's been touting for some time now.

The trouble is, the response to The Response is relatively unresponsive:

(CNN) - Organizers of the religious gathering, dubbed "The Response," say only 8,000 people have registered on-line to attend this Saturday's event at Houston's Reliant Stadium, a venue with a seating capacity of 71,000.

Hmm, what does this remind me of...? Think. Think... Oh! I remember! THIS.

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Judge tosses out lawsuit seeking to stop Rick Perry's sponsorship of prayer rally

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As you may recall from your travels, or our previous posts:

Governor Rick Perry has invited all US governors as well as many other national Christian and political leaders. People of all ages, races, backgrounds and Christian denominations will be in attendance to proclaim Jesus as Savior and pray for America.

And you also may remember that one of his endorsers, John Benefiel of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, thinks that God has placed a curse on America because of its monuments to so-called pagan idols and wants us to renounce and/or destroy things like theStatue of Liberty, because it’s a “demonic idol”.

Atheists and agnostics were not thrilled with the idea that this little "do" was exclusionary, among other things. The Freedom from Religion Foundation argued that it would violate the First Amendment's establishment clause.

The judge disagreed:

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting, ruling Thursday that the group of atheists and agnostics did not have legal standing to sue.

U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller said the Freedom From Religion Foundation argued against Perry's involvement based merely on feelings of exclusion, but did not show sufficient harm to merit the injunction they sought. [...]

The foundation said it does not oppose politicians taking part in religious services, but that Perry crossed a line by initiating the event, using his position as governor to endorse and promote it and by using his official website to link to the organizer's website. The plaintiffs also contend that Perry's use of Texas' official state seal to endorse the event and his plans to issue an official proclamation violate the Constitution.

Maybe Perry and his Pray Day Peeps can use that day to pray away the recklessness and ineptitude of his own party.

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VIDEO: Rick Perry "Apostle" thinks Statue Of Liberty is a "Demonic Idol"

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Compared to Rick Perry, even slavery-lauding pledge signatory Michele Bachmann looks nearly mainstream. Please read Right Wing Watch for details, but the gist is this: Possible presidential contender Perry has his very own whackadoodle "Apostles" who are supporting his Big Rally, a day of prayer and fasting ("like Jesus did!") called "The Response":

Gov. Perry's Invitation to The Response from The Response USA on Vimeo.

Governor Rick Perry has invited all US governors as well as many other national Christian and political leaders. People of all ages, races, backgrounds and Christian denominations will be in attendance to proclaim Jesus as Savior and pray for America.

One of his endorsers, John Benefiel of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, thinks that God has placed a curse on America because of its monuments to so-called pagan idols. He wants us to renounce and/or destroy evil things like the Statu(t)e of Liberty, because, see, it's a “demonic idol”:

This is who Ricky pals around with. Spread the word.

Right Wing Watch has more here.

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Sarah Palin: "Gulf disaster needs divine intervention"

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Before I start writing this post, I need a moment to pray for divine intervention. Please, oh lord, let this be the Day of the Perfect TPC Post. Amen.

I feel better.

Now I can begin. As Alan Colmes wrote:

When President Obama invoked God during his prime time speech, he was criticized for going in that direction.

But that's not important now. What is important is that I stop all payments to my cable company immediately. Divine intervention should take care of it for me, so that I might use my dwindling bank account more effectively for things like, oh I dunno, food.

But will the almighty overseer of all miracles intervene divinely to stop Preachy McDivineIdiot in her tracks, too? Please join me when as I beseech Her to do what none of "man's futile efforts" have done:  Get McDivineIdiot to shut her ungodly mouth.

By the way, Preachy, how's that Big Oil palsy walsy thing goin' for ya?

Let us pray. With irrational nutcases like Preachy around, we need all the help we can get.

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