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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 01:36 AM
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Five Scriptures You Won't Hear at Rick Perry's Prayer Event (from a Presbyterian minister)
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As a native Texan, I'm used to crazy religion and crazy politics. So, the announcement of Gov. Rick Perry's plans for "The Response," a prayer event scheduled for Aug. 6 at Houston's Reliant Stadium, was not a surprise.

But as a Presbyterian minister and community organizer, it's part of my job to stand up for my neighbors. The use of the governor's office to promote one religion in a country with such rich religious diversity is obviously unhealthy politics, but if one takes the Christian and Jewish scriptures seriously it is also unhealthy religion. Here are five rather important verses of scripture you aren't likely to hear at "The Response:"


Per DU copyright rules, I can't post the examples Rev. Rigby gives, but you can check out the whole article here.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-11 10:58 PM
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1. Amos 5:21-24...
A friend posted this article on facebook with this song by Jon Foreman for the reference to Amos

http://youtu.be/6uE1l75aiZc
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Thats my opinion Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:43 PM
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that you post this piece on religion and theology. We are finding a new contingent o solid voices in that forum. Don't mind what you will probably get as a response. Most of i will be positive. That is a forum where there are thousands of readers, and they need to hear this testimony. Post it, and I an others will be there to support you.
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