Liberals are apoplectic with rage now that multiple polls show Texas Governor Rick Perry leading the pack of current GOP Presidential candidates, and that rage has infected the entire Democrat-media complex.
Consider a screed penned by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post.
According to Milbank, Perry is a “theocrat.”
Yes, Perry is passionately anti-government, or at least anti-this-government. But the man who suddenly tops the Republican presidential polls is no libertarian. Rick Perry is a theocrat.
Dictionary.com defines theocrat as:
1. a person who rules, governs as a representative of God or a deity, or is a member of the ruling group in a theocracy, as a divine king or a high priest.
2. a person who favors theocracy.
A perfect example of a theocrat would be the Ayatollah Khomeini, or the Taliban leader who ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist until coalition forces took the Taliban out of power.
But according to Milbank, Gov. Perry is a theocrat because he supports what most social conservatives support – traditional marriage (that is, marriage between a man and a woman), the Boy Scouts (gasp), and Christmas.
Milbank expresses horror at the idea that a public official like Perry might actually believe in God, and the Christian doctrine as spelled out in the Bible.
He quotes Perry’s book, On My Honor, but never counters the statements Perry makes:
In the book’s most talked-about passage, he likens homosexuality to alcoholism. “Even if an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to drink,” Perry writes. “And, even if someone is attracted to a person of the same sex, he or she will makes a choice to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same gender.”
Imagine those words crossing Bush’s lips. Or these: “The radical homosexual movement seeks societal normalization of their sexual activity. . . . They must respect the right of millions in society to refuse to normalize their behavior.”
Attacking Perry’s religion, Milbank adds:
Perry’s politics are religious in a way not seen before in modern-day mainstream presidential candidates. “Either faith in Christ can cleanse all people of their sin, or none, but not some,” he writes. “The truth of Christ’s death, resurrection, and power over sin is absolute. . . . What we believe about it does not determine its truthfulness.”
Perry has no use for those who “want to recognize Jesus as a good teacher, but nothing more.” Of those non-Christians, Perry asks, “why call him good if he has lied about his claims of deity and misled two millennia of followers?”
Again, Milbank attacks but provides no real response.
Worse yet, Perry opposes the ACLU, moral relativism and the theory of evolution.
He concludes by writing:
Though he speaks now as a small-government conservative, Perry argues in his book: “We are close to a tipping point in American society. If you believe there is right and wrong, that there are acceptable standards of behavior . . . then you have a stake in this war. If the attackers win many more victories . . . the culture war may be lost before we know it. If that happens, we will find ourselves living in a world where moral relativism reigns and individualism runs amok. Now is the time to enlist in this effort, to stand up and be counted.”
Many would argue that Perry is absolutely correct in his assertions, and America is close to a tipping point.
In short, the article is nothing more than an ad hominem attack on Perry, in that it attacks the Governor’s character without answering any of Perry’s arguments.
Milbank’s piece also exposes the Democrat-media complex’s sneering contempt for those who believe in God and traditional values.
It’s a sure sign the left is deathly afraid of Rick Perry.
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