Perry’s Prayer Event is About Jesus, Says Event’s Director
Here is what Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, had to say about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer event being held today in Houston:
It’s actually government-supported evangelism. The aim of this event is to persuade people to adopt specific religious beliefs. That is never the government’s job. The sponsors will let non-Christians in precisely so they can learn about Jesus and be converted.
But is that fair? Hasn’t Gov. Perry claimed that this event is for people of all religious beliefs and denied that this is an explicitly Christian event?
Maybe it would be helpful if we could hear directly from the person in charge of organizing the event, Luis Cataldo. Here is what he had to say:
The church is gathered to honor one name, one kingdom, one rulership – the kingdom of Jesus, the name of Jesus. Only the name of Jesus.
Pretty clear, isn’t it?