Blankets, Booties, and Jesus: Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas

Blankets, Booties, and Jesus: Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas

As guest of honor at a 2010 fundraiser for the Beltway 8 Crisis Pregnancy Center in Houston, Texas Governor Rick Perry told the pastors and anti-choice activists that, “I feel like I am in the garrison of an army that has devoted itself to the defense of the unborn, here in this state and across the country and am proud to be counted in the ranks.”

For those attending the fundraiser, which took place at Grace Community Church, Perry sketched the battle lines of a struggle “bigger than any law or policy.” Citing Paul, he described a struggle, not against “flesh and blood,” but, “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

“Because we know how the Bible ends,” Perry continued, “we can rely on His strength to persevere and never, ever give up, in doing good.” Read More