Rick Perry reverses himself, calls God a “Delusion”

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by walter4, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...te-a-mistake/2011/08/16/gIQAM2azJJ_story.html
    By Dan Eggen, Tuesday, August 16, 6:32 PM

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    Religious conservatives in Texas were stunned in 2007 when Republican Rick Perry became the first governor in the country to order young girls to get a vaccine against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

    The vaccine would encourage promiscuity, according to many conservatives, who had long supported Perry’s views against abortion and same-sex marriage.

    It soon emerged that Perry was close to one of the lobbyists who was pushing for the order and who worked for the vaccine’s New Jersey-based manufacturer. That lobbyist, Mike Toomey, had served as Perry’s chief of staff and has since helped found a super PAC aimed at boosting Perry’s bid for the presidency.

    Now Perry, who long defended the vaccine mandate, has reversed his position on the issue as he launches his GOP presidential bid, calling the order “a mistake” and saying he agrees with the Texas legislature’s decision to overturn it.

    “The fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” Perry told reporters on the campaign trail over the weekend.

    The episode illustrates the difficulties Perry could face in navigating competing Republican interest groups, and it resurrects allegations of cronyism that have dogged the Texas executive throughout his political career.

    “At the time that he did this, it just had everybody scratching their heads,” said Andrew Wheat, research director at Texans for Public Justice, an Austin-based watchdog group that has frequently locked horns with Perry. “He wasn’t known as a crusader for women’s health. There’s no explanation that seems to make sense other than that Toomey’s got his ear and he got Perry to do this favor for him.”
     
  2. no republican politician would ever say that. republicans find god useful:

    "Religion is regarded by the common man as true, the wise man as false, and the rulers as useful."

    ~Seneca the Younger 4 b.c.- 65 a.d
     
  3. Hey, that's my line!

    :) Seneca
     
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    Free-T;
    Well actually much [not all] of the Bible is against religion;
    but for redemption. Big difference between redemption & religion:D

    Amd it sounds like Mr Senaca the younger;
    is a shy/ closet/ Christian, because of ''4 bc -65 ad.LOL:D ''

    Thanks, free-T
    murray TT