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…from his short-lived position on marriage, according to Jennifer Rubin.  She quotes Gary Bauer’s mass e-mail:

Wednesday I took Texas Governor Rick Perry to task for his comment that he was “fine” with same-sex “marriage” in New York, even though he and the overwhelming majority of Texans oppose same-sex “marriage.” The problem with Perry’s “state’s rights” argument is that the militant homosexual rights movement has no intention of allowing each state to define marriage for itself.

In fact, the attorney general of New York this week filed a lawsuit seeking to have the Defense of Marriage Act declared unconstitutional. If that happens, Texas will be forced to recognize the “gay marriages” performed in New York. So much for states’ rights and the Tenth Amendment.

I’m pleased to report that Governor Perry clarified his remarks this week in an interview with my good friend Tony Perkins. During the interview, he made it clear he recognizes the threat that legalized same-sex “marriage” in New York poses to the traditional definition of marriage in Texas.

Moreover, Perry expressed his support for a federal marriage protection amendment, adding, “Indeed to not pass the federal marriage amendment would impinge on Texas, and other states not to have [same-sex] marriage forced upon us by these activist judges and special interest groups.”

Those hopelessly searching for a Conservative Messiah might term this a “flip flop,” but I say good for him.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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5 Responses to Gov. Perry Has Seceded…

  1. hunibuni2 says:

    If Mitt Romney had said that statement about smae sex Marriage, he would have been touted as a “flip-flopper” So that is what I say about Perry. He is a flip-flopper.
    He does not have half the business sense and experience that Mitt Romney does and Jobs, Jobs , and the economy is what we need——-A STRONG FISCAL CONSERVATIVE!!!

    • standfortruth says:

      When Perry’s statement gets little notice from the media AND the religious groups, it does make me wonder what the motives are. I agree that if Mitt would’ve said anything remotely like this, some might be frothing.

      Mitt appears to have learned some things since 2007. He’s not swatting at flies, he’s not impulsively hopping on bandwagons (signing petitions w/out careful consideration) or speaking derogatorily about other GOP candidates. And……haha……..he can’t “use” his religion to promote himself politically like some seem to be doing. Being religious is without a question a plus in my mind. USING religion to promote oneself is an extremely strong negative for me.

      Mitt is appearing to have the much needed demeanor of calm and kind ALONG with his extensive record of saving businesses, turning around deficits and leaving things much better than he found them! I’m much more behind Mitt this time than last!

  2. Paulydan says:

    As a southerner, I’ve come to realize that our southbound politicians use Christianity as a political selling point. As a believer, I must say, though, the idea is a bit repulsive. Perhaps a decision to highlight ones commitment to God, Country, and Family in daily kindness, generosity, love for neighbor, and acts of service would negate a felt need to advertise our faith on bumper stickers and campaign ads. Unfortunately, however, we find ourselves disgusted with the political process due, in part, to the sheer hypocrisy of many candidates. How many times have we said to ourselves: “Man, I’m so glad the election is over so Jack can be a horses ass again!” Really?

    • Paulydan says:

      As a southerner, I’ve come to realize that our southbound politicians use Christianity as a political selling point. As a believer, I must say, though, the idea is a bit repulsive. Perhaps a decision to highlight ones commitment to God, Country, and Family in daily kindness, generosity, love for neighbor, and acts of service would negate a felt need to advertise our faith on bumper stickers and campaign ads. Unfortunately, however, we find ourselves disgusted with the political process due, in part, to the sheer hypocrisy of many candidates. How many times have we said to ourselves: “Man, I’m so glad the election is over so Jack can be a horses ass again!” Really?
      I’ve observed Mitt Romney from a distance, and am convinced I need to take a closer look. I find him religious
      but unwilling spout his goodness in the political arena, nor does he seem to deem the nonreligious unfit for public service. He’s the grown up in the room. Always!

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