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Christians are key to reviving America, and if you don't like it, get out, proclaims pastor introducing Santorum to Lousiana church forum

Christians are key to reviving America, and if you don't like it, get out, proclaims pastor introducing Santorum to Lousiana church forum

Dennis Terry and Tony Perkins pray over SantorumGOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spent time at various Louisiana churches yesterday as part of his campaign there. The Times-Picayune reported that he stopped at the First Baptist Church of Bossier, Calvary Baptist Shreveport, and attended a community service at Greenwell Springs Baptist, the home church of Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, who sat down with Santorum in a question and answer session.

Right Wing Watch 's Brian Tashman posted videos of the Greenwell Baptist event almost immediately. The first featured Greenwell Baptist's Pastor Dennis Terry's introduction of Santorum, where he loudly proclaimed to an audience that erupted into cheers and standing ovations:

I don't care what the liberals say. I don't care what the naysayers say. This nation was founded as a Christian nation.

The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, there's only one God! There's only one God, and his name is Jesus! I'm tired of people telling me that I can't say those words. I'm tired of people telling us as Christians that we can't voice our beliefs or we can't, no longer pray in public.

Listen to me, if you don't love America and you don't like the way we do things, I've got one thing to say: Get out!

We don't worship Buddha! I said we don't worship Buddha, we don't worship Mohammed, we don't worship Allah, we worship God. We worship God's son, Jesus Christ.

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I believe the church is to be the conscience of the nation. The church needs to be the conscience of our state and our local community. Listen closely, now hold on for just a moment. As long as they continue to kill little babies in our mother's womb, somebody's got to take a stand and say it's not right. God be merciful to us as a nation. As long as sexual perversion is becoming normalized, somebody needs to stand up and say God forgive us, God have mercy upon us. As long as they continue to tell our children they cannot pray in public schools or pray in open public places today, somebody's got to take a stand and say God forgive us, God have mercy upon us. As long as they continue to tear down traditional marriage — listen, God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman — and as long as they continue to attack marriage, somebody needs to take a stand and say no! No! No! No!

I tell you my friends, I believe that Christians in America are the key to revival. I believe that Christians in America is [sic] the key to the economy turning around. I believe that Christians in America is [sic] the key to the jobless rate to continue to go down. I believe it's a spiritual thing. If we'll put God back in America, put God back in our pulpits, put God back in our homes and in our statehouse and then in Washington, D.C., then we can have revival in America and the Holy Spirit will show up and great and mighty things will happen for this country.


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During the question and answer session, Santorum assured Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council that he would re-instate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," saying that military personnel need to keep their private lives private, whether they are homosexual or heterosexual. Under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, gay and lesbian service members feared being outed against their will and being dishonorably discharged. Thousands were discharged because of the policy, and there were instances where service members were outed against their will in what was called "third party outings."

Terry and Perkins both prayed over Santorum, the other candidates, and President Obama. In the prayer, Terry prayed,

We pray tonight, Father, for your will to be done in this upcoming election. God, we want revival in America. And Father, you know my heart. I pray, Lord God, that you would allow the man in office that you want, God, a man that you can use. And Father, I'm not telling you how to do it or what to do, but I'm just asking you tonight, Father, hear our prayers. God, you know our hearts, and I'm asking you tonight, Father, from this moment forward, have favor upon Rick Santorum. Watch over him, bless him, keep him safe.


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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • Sheldon

    "I don't care what the liberals say. I don't care what the naysayers say. This nation was founded as a Christian nation." – Dennis Terry.

    Doesn't that say it all? He doesn't care about the truth, about the true history of America. Why not just say that he wants to make America a Christian nation? At least that would be honest, and he might be surprised by the support he may receive. But this… this deceit. By denying history, he denies the struggles and achievements of your ancestors. He denies their courage to push ever forward in the face of adversity. He denies the ultimate sacrifice many of them freely paid to secure a better future for posterity. He denies all of this in the name of religion and politics… for shame!

    As to the church being the necessary moral conscience in the world, this site does a damn good job of helping expose that lie. You've heard the tales, you've read the stories… no need to recount them here. Besides, are you so dumb you can't live a good and proper life without being told how to?
     
    Someone once said, and I would appreciate if anyone reading could direct me to the source, that a good politician knows how to do this very important thing… "You fabricate a crisis, manufacture the news surrounding the crisis and then convince people that you are the only one suitable to solve the crisis.".  I suppose the same could be said of clergymen.

  • Larry Linn

     

    "The question
    before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by
    his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious
    miracles?" -John Adams

    "In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to
    liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot." – Thomas Jefferson

    "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for
    every noble enterprise." – James Madison

    "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or
    Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and
    enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."- Thomas Paine

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    You know, I don't like the way the Religious Reich does things, but the fact is, that (religion wise) isn't how we have traditionally done things in our government, here in the U.S.  Some  Americans ARE Buddhist, but they do not worship Buddha, which this dude doesn't seem to get.  Some people DO worship Ah-yah in the U.S., as Hunuman brings the mountain to Muh-am-mad and drops it on his head.  And some of us are humanists/atheists/skeptics/freethinkers.  Just because not all of us are Xians does not mean we don't love the U.S. any less.  We just want the Religious Reich to follow the Constitution, which was never based on the 10 Commands in their story book.  There are no babies in women's wombs for a few months after conception, just developing cells, which even into the second trimester could be a chimpanzee baby.  Oh wait, human women are carrying apes even onto birth.  Whatever, the fact remains, it's none of the Religious Reich's business what a woman does with her body.  Children can and do pray in schools, they just don't do it aloud nor is it guided prayer.  No one is destroying marriage, etc etc.  I really get sick and tired of the Religious Reich's LIES.  Isn't there a commandment that says, "Thou shalt not lie?"  Oh yes, "Thou shalt not bare false witness" means they shalt not lie.  How stupid can they be?  Well, they can worship their Volcano deity, but I'm not one to worship it.  Why doesn't he get out, esp if he doesn't like the fact that we do not base our laws on his primitive and archaic story book.  He's certainly full of selfishness and bull manure, that is for sure.  I hope they do not succeed in putting God, who never was to begin with, in our government or we will have a Theocracy, which our forefathers never wanted to begin with and it will no longer be the United States of America.  It is a shame that the Religious Reich cannot see what they are doing due to their selfishness and desire to force people to be like they are- selfish, hateful, abusive, cruel, and inhumane.  Gee, sounds far worse than a little two/three year old, screaming "MINE! MINE! MINE!"

  • Wildnjoyful

    how unamerican!

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