Perry's Private Meeting with Crazy Preachers

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent this weekend at a private gathering of some of the craziest of the wingnuts at the ranch of his biggest financial backer, including David Barton and Rick Scarborough. We all know about Barton, but Scarborough is a Texas evangelist I talked about in my C-SPAN speech (Part one, part two) in 2007. That year he started a crusade to get conservative Christians elected to school boards and local commissions to influence policy.

He’s also craziest enough to be one of the many bigots to believe that God intentionally sent AIDS to punish gay people. Video below the fold.

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About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • Foster Disbelief

    Ahh, Rick Perry. The Tea Party’s definition of a moderate republican.

  • Doug Little

    He’s also craziest enough to be one of the many bigots to believe that God intentionally sent AIDS to punish gay people

    But infection rates are disproportionately high for African Americans, so does that mean that God is more of a racist rather than a bigot?

  • Tabby Lavalamp

    But infection rates are disproportionately high for African Americans, so does that mean that God is more of a racist rather than a bigot?

    I’m assuming you meant to say “more of a racist rather than a homophobe”?

  • http://www.ranum.com Occam’s Blunt Instrument

    This is no doubt going to generate the same kind of screeching that Obama’s talking to Jeremiah Wright did. Right?

  • raven

    He’s also craziest enough to be one of the many bigots to believe that God intentionally sent AIDS to punish gay people.

    Worldwide, the vast majority of AIDS has been among heterosexuals. Well over half of the victims are women and children.

    God must hate heterosexuals, especially if they are women or children.

  • Aquaria

    Oh, he doesn’t just think the his genocidal sky fairy sent AIDS to kill gays. He files lawsuits like mad if any legislative act might be remotely favorable to GLBTs. He’s virulently anti-abortion and attacks stem-cell research whenever he gets the chance.

    He also hates Rick Perry for signing an executive order in 2007 making it mandatory for any female entering 6th grade to have the HPV vaccination, unless a parent opts out using the form all vaccine objectors must fill out. Far fewer than 1% of parents have opted out on that particular vaccination.

    One of the few decent things Perry has done, and this scumbag hates him for it.


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