Comparisons of Rick Perry to Monkey Boy don’t do justice to the entertainment value the present Governor and presidential hopeful offers. If you like Palin, you’ll LOVE Perry.
On Thursday, campaigning in Portsmouth, NH he said to a young boy , “I hear your mom was asking about evolution. That’s a theory that is out there – and it’s got some gaps in it.”
He added: “In Texas we teach both Creationism and Evolution in our public schools — because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.” [via]
We know he disbelieves in “manmade global warming,” and accuses scientists of manipulating data to reach conclusions they like and for financial gain [via] . (In response, Fellow GOP presidential contender Jon Huntsman responded to Perry’s comments via Tweet on Thursday: “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” With that crackpot attitude, guess who doesn’t have a chance to win the ‘Pubs nomination?)
And we appreciate how, citing his Christian values, he opposes pornography and abortion, despite his shrewd 1995 investment in Movie Gallery corporation, whose productions include such gems as “Teens With Tits,” “Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1” or “Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6.” [via] But yo — bidness is bidness, and ‘Pubs say gubmint should be run more like bidness.
But most amusing by far is the governor’s heartfelt (if primitive) faith in the higher power preached by a cult of Christian fanatics whose ideological inclination makes Mississippi snake handlers look sophisticated.
The NRA, and Perry’s goal is to infiltrate government at all levels and believe it is their God given duty to reign over what they call the “Seven Mountains” of society: family, religion, arts and entertainment, media, government, education, and business. These are the nerve centers of society that God (or his people) must control…. The NAR believes we are in a second coming of prophets and that Texas is “The Prophet State” anointed by God to be the next wave of apostles, and in some hopes, Rick Perry as the prophet. — Newser
There’s even more here. These folks are genuinely, truly fuckin Pluto:
The movement’s top prophets and apostles believe they have a direct line to God. Through them, they say, He communicates specific instructions and warnings. When mankind fails to heed the prophecies, the results can be catastrophic: earthquakes in Japan, terrorist attacks in New York, and economic collapse. On the other hand, they believe their God-given decrees have ended mad cow disease in Germany and produced rain in drought-stricken Texas.
Their beliefs can tend toward the bizarre. Some consider Freemasonry a “demonic stronghold” tantamount to witchcraft. The Democratic Party, one prominent member believes, is controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. Some prophets even claim to have seen demons at public meetings. They’ve taken biblical literalism to an extreme. In Texas, they engage in elaborate ceremonies involving branding irons, plumb lines and stakes inscribed with biblical passages driven into the earth of every Texas county.
Rick Perry is their man, and he in turn embraces these lunatics. They were influential in “The Response” carnival of state-sanctioned religion Perry starred in this month, and he’s had lay-hands-on prayer sessions with them in his office.
If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government.
In Rick Perry, they may have found their vessel. And the interest appears to be mutual.
I recommend we keep an eye on this fascinating rejection of everything American, educated, and civilized, but here’s what stands out: Where is the scrutiny of the relationship between Perry and the NAR, comparable to the character assassination conducted by the right wing on BHO and Rev Jeremiah White? How come that allegedly unholy anti-American alliance, which wingnuts deployed to scare white middle America into soiled britches and sleepless nights, was headline news daily, and the Perry/NAR covenant in hell isn’t even noted?
Must be that right-wing lamestream media conspiracy everybody knows about.
Have a great weekend. And say your prayers — Rick Perry is watching.