Earlier this month, we reported on Dr. Rick Scarborough's "40 Days to Save America" prayer program that will begin September 28 and continue through election day on November 6 in order to create "a Great Religious Awakening" that will prevent America from "spiraling down into an unGodly mess of secular humanism, immorality, corruption, deceit and attacks on religious liberty."
Myles Collier, contributor to The Christian Post, reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry joined a conference call about this event, calling on Christian warriors to save America's religious freedom.
The governor is quoted as saying, "Satan runs across the world with his doubt and his untruths and what have you, and one of the untruths out there (that) is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena."
Perry warned that America is involved in ongoing "spiritual warfare" because "President Obama and his cronies in Washington continue their efforts to remove any trace of religion from American life and it falls on us, we truly are Christian warriors, Christian soldiers, and it falls on us. I mean we truly are Christian warriors, Christian soldiers, and it's for us as Americans to stand our ground and to firmly send a message to Washington that our nation is about more than some secular laws and activist courts." (The audio can be heard in the video embedded below.)
The 40 Days to Save America program is directed by a number of New Apostolic Reformation and Christian right activists whose organizations were involved with Perry's controversial "The Response" prayer rally in August 2011.
Commentator David Pakman notes that Republican politicians Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann were also on the conference call with evangelical clergy. "It's funny, warriors who must stand our ground, Christian warriors — and it's the Republicans accusing the Muslims of engaging in a religious war. Very strange, a lot of projection going on," Pakman said.