Rick Perry has outdone his prior displays of ignorance with his mislabeled campaign ad, “Strong.” How is prejudice a show of strength? Perry starts off stating that he’s not ashamed to be a Christian–as if anyone is telling him to be ashamed. Then he launches into a false analogy between gays serving in the military and school prayer. Of course, one issue has nothing to do with the other; Perry is just issuing a cheap shot in an attempt to appeal to bigots. Finally, he nonsensically refers to “Obama’s war on religion” and “liberal attacks on our religious heritage.” With this ad, Perry shows once again how completely unsuitable he is to unite and lead this country. Watch:
Perry: I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again. I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message.
As of this writing, this ad has 5,171 "likes" and 244,247 "dislikes." I invite you to visit the YouTube site and register your disapproval.