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August 8th, 2011
01:38 PM ET

Rick Perry holds religious gathering, leads prayer for United States

Over the weekend, 30,000 people attended a prayer event hosted in Houston by Texas governor Rick Perry, dubbed "The Response."

Perry called on both Christians and politicians to attend his religious gathering, during which he read passages of scripture and led the audience in a prayer for the United States' economy and political system.

Kasie Hunt, national political reporter with Politico, and Paul Burka, senior executive editor for Texas Monthly, join Carol Costello on American Morning today to discuss the event and to weigh in on whether or not Perry is likely to announce a run for President.

Filed under: Politics • Religion
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Raj, Toronto

    Perry was part of Al Gores campaign people. The mainstream will ignore this, the fact is he is a fraud at all aspects if you study him. The mainstream fails again

    August 9, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  2. Doug O

    Every public figure, when saying something inane, is headlined by all news media and all comedians – gender is not a factor. Remember the comment about how candidate Obama would answer the phone at 3 a.m. – how about candidate Bachman at 3 a.m. – "not tonight I have a headache"... if the fertilizer is spread then something will grow – without regard to the gender factor, the race factor, the ethnicity factor or the religious factor.

    August 9, 2011 at 6:25 am |