It is disturbing, to see a grown man who boasted about teaching Sunday School while holding the highest office in the world, sit in front of a camera and with a straight face, knowingly lie. That is exactly what former President Jimmy Carter did while being interviewed by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.
It all started because Texas Governor-Presidential Candidate Rick Perry called for a national day of humiliation, prayer and fasting for our country, inciting a gasp of outrage from a small but vocal minority in this country. Never has there been a greater need for God’s guidance and protection over America than today.
And to see a current presidential candidate invoking, by collective prayer, the presence of God in America, brought a sigh of relief and encouragment to the largest portion of the population of The United States.
The moment the call for public prayer in Texas was announced, the battle was on between those who rejoiced that a man in public office was sincerely seeking God’s guidance, and those in the minority who are determined to abolish prayer.
Pittsburgh’s Helen Trautman sent clips from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the New York Times that bashed Gov. Perry for the prayer rally in Houston that was attended by 30,000 people from all over America.
The Gazette (8/9/11) headlined their scribble: “Perry’s Rally; A Presumptive Candidate Mixes Politics and Prayer.” No byline was given. Their Marxist inspired complaint was, “What about those who do NOT believe in God?”