Meet the Nutjobs and Bigots Headlining Rick Perry's Prayer Event: No Room for Gays, Jews, Even Oprah

It's bad enough that Texas Governor Rick Perry believes talking to Jesus will solve things like, oh, a drought. Personal beliefs that reflect a distrust of human endeavor are one thing, but he also demonstrates a sincere conviction that prayer trumps policy, and that's why he's involved in the massive upcoming pray-a-thon known as "The Response." 

The People for the American Way/Right Wing Watch have put together a mash-up youtube video just showing Perry's political oily smoothness contrasted with the hate-spewing nuttery of his top-billed invitees, including those who think Oprah--yes, Oprah--is a harbinger of doom.

Watch the video below.


As Brian Tashman of Right Wing Watch wrote yesterday:

Texas Governor Rick Perry is working a number of radical preachers to plan his upcoming Christians-only prayer rally. Perry's partners in the event include extremists who believe that tolerance for homosexuality caused the September 11th attacksOprah Winfrey is the harbinger of the Antichristthe deadly Japanese earthquake was caused by the country’s Emperor having sex with a demonthe repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell caused bird deaths in Arkansas and violence should be considered to overthrow President Obamaamong many other extreme beliefs.

Want more on this motley crew of fire and brimstone? Here's Rachel Maddow's segment on the same from last night:


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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at July 13, 2011, 2:51am

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