Rick Perry, Strong

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In response to Rick Perry’s campaign ad, “Strong”, I find it highly unacceptable for a person of his status. Being a church-goer myself, I feel that solely attending worship every week is not what makes one a “true Christian”. In order for one to be a true Christian, one must not only attend Church, but also believe that Jesus is Lord, which breaks down into the public confession of faith, determination to live according to the commandments of God, and having a willingness to believe that God is the creator, not the ‘evolver’ of all. In addition to believing that Jesus is Lord, one must also do many other things to be a true Christian, such as accepting the Bible as the full and final counsel of God, holding to all the essential doctrines of an evangelical faith, testing what one hears and does against the word of God, fearing God, holding him in reverential awe, and applying a Christian view to the current times, which does not mean thinking that something is wrong when gays can serve openly in the military, which brings me to my next point.

If you think that there is a problem with gay persons serving in the military, then look elsewhere for presidency. Not only is that statement highly prejudiced, it goes against what our forefathers said when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men shall be created equal. To me, that means that anybody, regardless of their sexual orientation, may serve in the military, as well as everyone having the right to vote, or the right to have their own religion without being prosecuted for it.

As for not being able to openly celebrate Christmas, nobody said that one cannot. If one were to say “Merry Christmas” in public, there would not me any mass murdering, or the like. Politically incorrect? Maybe, but certainly not illegal. Also, when was it wrong to pray in school? When I attended high school, every morning, I would stand up, along with everybody else, say the Pledge of allegiance, and then have a...
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