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December 7th, 2011
06:57 PM ET

Perry hits Obama for war on faith

(CNN) - Rick Perry doubled down on his religion-based attack of President Barack Obama Wednesday, saying the president was preventing students from celebrating Christmas in schools. But just last year, Perry issued a holiday statement as governor of Texas that omits any mention of the Christian holiday.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Perry said Obama and the political left were waging a "war on religious traditions," including preventing students from praying in schools and having Christmas parties.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Rick Perry
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  1. Perk

    I'll end Obama's support Nov 18th to Slaughter Horses and convience him to support S1176 !

    December 14, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  2. gord

    happy holidays was invented by corp. to get non christians into a spending mold long before obama came along

    December 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    Real Americans say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.If people living here don't like it then get out of this country.The ones who don't like it are the first ones to ask for everything free.They must be communist,socialist or others who do not belong here,so leave as soon as possible.We are tired of you taking and not giving back.Jim Thomas Phx. Az.

    December 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  4. Christine Brombosz

    I was NOT going to watch this idiot (can't stand him or that other fool TRUMP) first of all why does he call you "WOOF"? he needs to learn English and is SSSSOO full of himself...this guy is delusional and stupid...can you imagine this NUT being president? where would he lead the country? would he be accepted universally? this guy belongs in TEXAS, on his horse guarding the border.... I have a question for all the contenders: In the past 10 years, how have you contributed or been responsible for getting the country into THIS MESS (by what you did or did NOT do)???

    December 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  5. Ron Hiller

    Yesterday, I heard that Rick Perry received an endorsement from television preacher, Rev. John Hagee. This occurred on the same day Rick Perry was courting the Jewish vote in New York. CNN also showed a clip yesterday of Rev. Hagee saying that all who have not confessed their sins and become born-again believers in Jesus Christ are going straight to Hell for all eternity. This leaves me a bit confused; either Rick Perry agrees with Hagee that all Jews are (upon their deaths) going straight Hell for all eternity, or he is in serious disagreement with Rev. Hagee’s theology. Which is it?

    December 8, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  6. Doug

    Rick Perry can still get a large percentage of the extreme religeous right vote. Most of that vote will be split between Perry and Bachman as long as they stay in the primaries. Don't believe any talk of the extreme religeous right voting for Newt Gingrich. That just isn't going to happen. Doug. pepperell MA.

    December 8, 2011 at 11:07 am |

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