Category Archives for Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s New Campaign Hire Thinks God Doesn’t Want Women to Be Leaders

Rick Perry has left the Texas governor’s office behind, but he still likes associating with religious-righters who want to take America back to the 1950s (or further). The Des Moines Register in Iowa reports that Perry has hired an ordained minister and radio broadcaster with ties to religious-right activists to serve as senior director on his upcoming […]

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Adios: Gov. Perry’s Top Religious-Right Moments

Gov. Rick Perry will officially become the former governor of Texas this Tuesday at noon when he hands over the keys to the governor’s mansion to Greg Abbott. And thus will end Rick Perry’s governorship after 14 years and change. Before he goes, let’s take a few minutes to look back at Gov. Perry’s most […]

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And This Matters How?

The religious right’s response to the indictments against Gov. Rick Perry has at times been comical. We’re not going to get into the details of the legal case against Gov. Perry itself — it’s not our thing here at TFN, and we’re not a law firm. What is our thing is monitoring and reporting on […]

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Rick Perry’s Cynical Explanation

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a lot of criticism earlier this month when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism while answering questions at an event in San Francisco: “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. I may have the genetic coding […]

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Rick Perry Hopes Folks Will Forget His Gay-Bashing History

Defending his offensive remarks comparing gay people to alcoholics, Gov. Rick Perry on Monday dug himself an even deeper hole. He even tried to dismiss his rancid history of pandering to religious-righters by bashing the LGBT community. CNBC’s “Squawk Box” host Joe Kernan told Perry how offensive his most recent remarks were: “I have a really high bar for what […]

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New Low for Texas Gov. Perry: Compares Gay People to Alcoholics

So this is what Texas Gov. Rick Perry had to say about gay people at an event Wednesday evening in San Francisco: “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,” Perry said. “I may have the genetic coding that I’m […]

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Texas Politicians Make the Case for Upholding State Bans on Interracial Marriage

In some ways, at least, that’s what it has sounded like since U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia on Wednesday struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. If many of  the complaints we heard from politicians and activists on the right sounded familiar, they should have: they’re essentially the same ones Americans heard when the […]

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Rick Perry Stands Up for Science? Oh Please.

Interesting tweet from Team Rick Perry today:  “Science needs to be part of the conversation on decriminalization of drugs.” @GovernorPerry #WEF14 #health — Team Rick Perry (@TeamRickPerry) January 23, 2014 Wait. Is this the same Rick Perry who says Texas public school science classes should teach creationism alongside evolution? Who, in fact, claimed in […]

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TFN President: Texas Women Don’t Need Lectures from Rick Perry about Dealing with Unplanned Pregnancies

We just sent out the following press release after Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s patronizing and deeply insulting speech at the National Right to Life conference this morning: TFN PRESIDENT: GOV. PERRY LECTURES WENDY DAVIS WHILE FAILING TO ADDRESS THE TEEN PREGNANCY DISASTER IN TEXAS Miller Calls on Governor to Add Passing Comprehensive Sex Ed to […]

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Rick Perry and Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert Rip Gay Scouts (Duh)

It’s hard to argue that Texas doesn’t have some of the most virulently anti-gay politicians in the nation. Consider, for example, Gov. Rick Perry and Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have audio clips of both politicians commenting about last week’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end […]

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