Perry's Response: Wingnuts Will Heal A Nation In Crisis

Abby Zimet

Presidential wannabee Gov. Rick Perry's day of prayer and fasting on Saturday will feature the wackiest of the religious right-wing. Among their beliefs: blackbirds are dying because of gay soldiers, the Statue of Liberty is a "demonic idol," the gay rights movement is a “satanic anointment," Hurricane Katrina was divine retribution for the city's sins, and Oprah is a “forerunner to the harlot movement" who signals the Apocalypse. Well, they might be right on that one. Still, it may be a flop: Only 8,000 believers signed up beforehand for a stadium that seats 71,500, and none of the 49 governors invited plan to attend. So much for a nation healing itself. Rachel Maddow has more on who will be there, and why you might not want to be.


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