Had it happened in Iran, I wonder how this story would have been covered by the press? In a conference call with clergy last Tuesday, the governor of the second largest state in the union called for “Christian soldiers” to rise up and take the nation and give it back to the Christian religion. Gov. Perry called secular government a lie spread by Satan. He said the nation is engaged in “spiritual warfare.”

“In fact, it may be growing stronger as President Obama and his cronies  in Washington continue their effort to remove any trace of religion from  American life,” Perry said. “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 idea that we should be sent to the sidelines, I will suggest to you,  is very driven by those who are not truthful. 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.”

So riddle me this. If it is crazy when a leader in Iran calls for a holy struggle to establish an Islamic state, why is it not crazy when a leader in our country does the same thing using the Christian religion?

A longer article from the Austin Statesman on this subject is included below. (Thanks to Bob Dailey for link)