Gov. Rick Perry of Texas once proclaimed “Days of Prayer for Rain” in the Lone Star State, and is now arguing that prayer would be a stronger force against gun violence than President Obama’s package of proposed restrictions on firearms.

“Guns require finger to pull the trigger: The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is evil prowling the world. It shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help,” Perry told a news conference on Thursday.

Well, it might just work. Let's give it a go.

Dear God, who desires the wellbeing and safety of all your creatures but most especially those who are still young and innocent, make this world a safer place where children can play in the streets and study at school without being shot to pieces by psychopaths who have somehow managed to get their hands on enough weaponry to keep an East African civil war going for a year. Far be it from us, your humble servants, to suggest how you may achieve such a peaceable kingdom on earth but a good start might be the turning of the hearts of your people in Texas to vote Rick Perry out of office at the earliest opportunity or, even better, to impeach him now for gross stupidity, extreme crassness and not having the common sense of a dead house fly from Arkansas. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who told his disciple to put down his sword. Amen.



  1. There is a movement in Texas, albeit a small one so far, to secede from the United States and return to being the Republic that existed briefly after the Mexican War.

    Obviously the educational system in Texas, beyond the fact that they teach Creationism as a resonable alternative to evolution, also fails in history as well.

    The last time Texas and their fellow southern states tried seccession it didn’t work out so well for them.

    However there are also a growing number of people in other parts of the country who would be more than happy to say “good riddence” to them.

    So Bon Voyage Rick. Don’t let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.

  2. Hmmm..he held a day of prayer for rain when the state was dry as a bone. Lets see, how did that work out? Wasn’t the state mostly on fire not lon after that? No rain to speak of in the areas that needed it. So, either God hates Texas or prayer DOES NOTHING! Praying to stop gun violence but giving everyone a gun is like…I can’t think of anything stupid enough to compare it to!

    • I’m still struggling with the idea that if the young man had not been able to get his hands on all that military hardware the children would still have died. I know Mr Perry must be right because he’s a governor and I’m just an unemployed, good for nothing priest, but I really can’t work out how that could be right.

  3. Wow! These comments might be OK if this man was a bishop, like, the leader of a church. (Actually they wouldn’t be) But this is a political leader. A leader of the people in a secular sense. Why is he so derisive of the term secular? He’s a secular leader! Isn’t his job to help make intelligent laws? What an idiot! Does he not even pretend that he tries to represent ALL the people in his state, as their governor? It’s shocking. Where is the separation of church and state? Mindless talk like this belongs inside a house of religion not in the parliament. (or at a press conference).

    Americans need to look to the French. I much prefer how they try to be scrupulous about this sort of thing.