I started this back when Rick Perry announced he was running for President. Kinda late now, but whatever.
I will never vote for Rick Perry for anything. There are multiple reasons, but all I need is one. And that one is this video:
Why, you may ask? Simple.
"You don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."
Ummmm...our kids can openly celebrate Christmas AND pray in school. However, religious celebrations can't be mandated by the school so as to not alienate the non-Christians or the non-praying students. But, that's not the real issue.
But, that's not the real issue.
The issue isn't even that he's basically coming out against gays. People do that all the time. I don't like it, but, depending on their other stands on the issues, by itself it's not a deal breaker for me.
My issue...this video to me basically says that gays can't love the country enough to serve in the military AND alludes to the fact that they can't love God or be loved by God because they're gay. He does this by (somehow) comparing gays serving in the military to prayer in school. What does one have to do with the other? Unless you think they are basically the same topic. Kinda like I am in one small department of Human Resources, gays in the military is another small department of God Hates Fags.
You can say I'm stretching, but I don't think it's really that much of a stretch.
I am also not ashamed to admit that I am a Christian. But, I am also not afraid to say that I will NOT vote for Rick Perry. Ever.
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