Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry has referred to himself as a prophet in an interview with Fox News.
(Above—The Prophet Elijah Receives Bread and Water from an Angel by Peter Paul Reubens (1577-1640). I suppose it is possible that Governor Perry lives on bread and water in the $10,000 a month Governor’s Mansion he lives in at taxpayer expense.)
Here is what Governor Perry said—
CAVUTO: You have kind of like the Chris Christie phenomenon: very popular outside your state, still popular but not nearly as popular within your state. There are even Tea Party groups within your state who like you but don’t love you. […] What do you say?
PERRY: I say that a prophet is generally not loved in their hometown. That’s both Biblical and practical.
Governor Perry is considering running for President.
Does Governor Perry see himself as like Jesus?
Did Jesus afflict the poor and the sick as Governor Perry has done with the recently approved Texas budget?
Here is what it says in Matthew 7:15— “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Governor Perry likes to talk about religion, but he does not appear to enjoy giving his personal money to his church.
Governor Perry will be leading a day of prayer in Houston on August 6 that is being organized by a far-right wing group with a record of anti-gay and other extreme views called the “American Family Association.”
” Sparking the controversy are the group’s views on Christianity, its staunchly anti-gay platform and the inflammatory statements of one its executives, Bryan Fischer. In an interview with The Texas Tribune on Tuesday, AFA president Tim Wildmon said Jews, Muslims, atheists or any other non-Christian would “go to hell” unless they accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Wildmon’s father, Don, who famously took on iconic television programs like Three’s Company for promoting what he saw as an immoral lifestyle, is listed as one of the event’s chief organizers….. Over the years, Fischer has blamed gays for the Holocaust and has called on Muslims to convert to Christianity or face the wrath of U.S. military power. He also once blogged that social welfare programs made black women want to “rut like rabbits.”….”
I’m to the left in my politics. You may or may not agree with many of my views.
All I can say is that if Rick Perry is the Republican nominee for President, independents and people in the middle are going to have to decide if this is what they want.