Rick Perry is pulling out all the stops to convince people that he is God’s own choice for the Republican presidential nomination, telling an audience in Iowa that he is stepping forward to answer God’s questions about which candidate to send the nation to fix all our problems.
Perry: I just want to challenge you tonight that the values that are going to be decided in Washington DC and in our state capitals, somebody’s values are going to be what are used to put legislation in place. I think the question is: whose values? And are people of faith going to stand in the gap for the unborn and for the traditional values that America was founded upon? Or are we going to continue to cede more ground to the secular left because of their threatening to sue us or the ACLU or the various, sundry groups. I think we don’t have a choice. If we’re going to get our country back, we have to stand in the gap; we have to be the ones that will stand up. As it says in Isaiah, in chapter 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’”
One almost pictures God’s list of things to do:
1. Help Tim Tebow win football games.
2. Decide which Republican should win and change people’s minds to vote for them.
Way down on the list, apparently, are little things like starvation, torture and war. Because God clearly has his priorities straight.