Behind the Scenes, Christian Right Leaders Rally Behind Rick Perry

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Behind the Scenes, Christian Right Leaders Rally Behind Rick Perry
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 10:50am

I was wondering if there was still an active "Christian Right" they've been so quiet of late.

Does Perry stand a chance in hell of being nominated by the GOP?

http://swampland.time.com/2011/07/05/behind-the-scenes-christian-right-leaders-rally-behind-rick-perry/

In early June, TIME has learned, a group of prominent figures on the Christian Right held a conference call to discuss their dissatisfaction with the current GOP presidential field, and agreed that Rick Perry would be their preferred candidate if he entered the race. Among those on the call were Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; David Barton, the Texas activist and go-to historian for the Christian Right; and John Hagee, the controversial San Antonio pastor whose endorsement John McCain rejected in 2008.

Religious conservatives have often played a substantial role in choosing past Republican nominees, but leaders on the Christian Right have been conspicuously quiet so far in this campaign season. Privately, however, they are enthusiastic about Perry and are encouraging the Texas governor to throw his ten-gallon hat into the ring.

Perry’s favor with the Christian Right is relatively new, and he is their candidate of choice as much by default as anything. Many leaders had hoped that Mike Huckabee would make a second run for the nomination and give them a fellow religious conservative (and a Southerner) to support. When Huckabee chose to sit out the race and Haley Barbour stepped aside as well, some Christian Right bigwigs considered throwing their support behind Newt Gingrich.

The former Speaker has made religious freedom for Christians his signature issue over the past few years. And more importantly, Gingrich needs religious conservatives more than they need him — he might feel indebted to that constituency if he won, the thinking went.

 


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Very well said. That's exactly what I think about the issue.
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I'm very aware of what it is. I was asking for the posters definition. Care to expand on your knowledge of the use of RU-486, how it works, when it is useful, and the risks involved in using it?
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Registered: 11-27-2009
I could never belong to a church like that. I have a difficult time understanding that type of lifestyle and wanting to be a part of it. Just like that Four wives, or what ever the name. The reality show about the polygamist. These women look to get into these arrangements. (Note: He's actually not a polygamist, there is only one legal marriage involved. And I don't watch the show as a rule, I just have 3 20 somethings that love these reality shows, I watch what they watch)
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Many abortions are now done with a drug - see this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_pill

Requiring a woman to undergo a vaginal ultrasound when she would be using the chemical approach would make no sense. It would be a waste of money & invasive.

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My opinion is no more full of hype and rhetoric than that of those who believe in personhood for fetuses.

A chemical abortion is better stated as a "medical abortion," one that is done with the use of medication, done before 7 to 9 weeks.
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What makes you think that women choosing abortion don't already know this?
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Plus, is it a requirement for anyone to have a more in depth understanding to recieve any other medical procedures? Should one be forced to understand the workings of the pancreas and glucose uptake before recieving care for diabetes, must one understand the mutations and capillary flow of cancerous tumors to recieve the removal of a cancerous tumor, should one be forced to understand degenerative disc disease before recieving back surgery for cauda equina syndrome? It's all a resounding NO, in those cases. If a person WANTS to learn more about those things, they are free to choose to do so. But they are not FORCED to learn it before recieving medical care.



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Registered: 11-27-2009
I agree. Do you think the ultrasound requirement was designed for this type of procedure in mind? I don't. I think it's done for those that are carrying a fetus with a heart beat and tiny little limbs and those big paddle-like hands and feet.
Do you know, is the requirement a transvaginal ultrasound or ultrasound of either type?

I can see a Dr. doing one as a matter of routine and to rule out abnormalities such as ectopic pregnancy

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Good point again.

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