This won’t be news to anyone from Texas, but our governor, Republican Rick Perry, is a walking disaster. From The Dallas Morning News:
SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry, after a God and country sermon attended by dozens of political candidates Sunday, said that he agreed with the minister that non-Christians will be condemned to hell….
“If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God almighty through the authority of Christ and his blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket,” Mr. Hagee said during a service interspersed with religious and patriotic videos.
Asked afterward at a political rally whether he agreed with Mr. Hagee, the governor said he didn’t hear anything that he would take exception to.
He said that he believes in the inerrancy of the Bible and that those who don’t accept Jesus as their savior will go to hell.
Fortunately, there is (some) hope, with all of the other three main candidates in the race criticizing Perry. And, as usual, flamboyant Independent candidate, Kinky Friedman, doesn’t disappoint:
“He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” independent Kinky Friedman said.
Mr. Friedman, a Jew, said Mr. Perry’s comment “hits pretty close to home.”
“Being obsessed with who’s going to heaven and who’s going to hell is kind of a pathetic waste of time,” he said.
Things aren’t looking particularly good for Kinky or Democrat Chris Bell, the only two people in the race actually qualified to govern the state, but I’ll keep hoping until the bitter end. Now, fellow Texans, get out and vote!