Rick Perry Goes All Out For Conservative Religious Voters in Controversial New Ad

Posted on December 8, 2011

Rick Perry has really done it this time. This new ad already has 270,000 dislikes (and rising) on Facebook, which has to be some kind of record. In the short video, Perry bemoans the fact that gays can serve in the military, but children cannot "celebrate Christmas openly" or say prayers in school. Perry's ad will resonate with social conservatives, but he cannot win a general election with an ad like this. Linking gays in the military with a "war on religion" is just a very bad idea. Also, it's ridiculous. Take a look:

Here is the full text of the ad:

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again. I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message."

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