Texas Governor Collaborating with Anti-Gay Groups for Day of Prayer

Governor Perry. Image via governor.state.tx

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s collaboration with anti-LGBT groups like the American Family Association (AFA) and individuals from TheCall and the International House of Prayer as part of “The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” According to the Response’s website, America is mired in economic, social, and “most of all” — moral crises. The day of prayer is scheduled to take place August 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

“Governor Perry’s decision to work with such blatantly anti-LGBT groups on an event billed as a day of prayer is disturbing,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Despite his horrendous track record on matters of equality, Perry is an elected official with a responsibility to work for the rights and protections of all Texas citizens. Aligning with groups who, on a daily basis, seek to demonize LGBT Americans sets a dangerous precedent.”

HRC has already launched a response to this through their Call It Out webpage. Click here to sing an open letter to Governor Perry.

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