Texas Gov. Perry's Day of Prayer Shadows 2012 Bid

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Aug 03, 2011 9:26 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — Openly and deeply religious, Texas Gov. Rick Perry organized what seemed like a slam-dunk event for a politician in a state where religion and politics walk hand in hand: He would fill Houston's Reliant Stadium with fellow believers in a seven-hour session of Christian atonement by some of the nation's most conservative preachers, exhorting believers to pray about the nation's moral decline.