I just read a very disturbing article in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. The governor is coming to church in the Metroplex on Sunday. He's coming to sign two bills into law. Rick Perry is going to the Calvary Cathedral to sign bills restricting abortion and setting a vote on a definition-of-marriage constitutional amendment. Even for a governor who says bluntly that he thinks the United States was founded “on Christian faith,” it's audacious to bring a public ceremony into a church. As a preacher I cannot begin to express how this infuriates me, and I’m rarely at a loss for words! This is precisely why I am a proponent of strict church/state separation – the higher the “wall” the better!
Perry called Calvary Cathedral a “great setting” for a bill signing and said he hopes for a “large and boisterous” crowd. Yeah, but why will the crowd be there? To worship God, or to promote the agenda of the Republican Party? The latter would be idolatry! The idea of taking bills passed in the Legislature into a church to sign them into law is so over the top, even for this Republican (and if you doubt my credentials, check out my blogs from during the election).
Note to government: STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF “THE WALL!”