Posner on Perry at Liberty University

by Michael Sean Winters

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Sarah Posner, at Religion Dispatches, looks at Gov. Perry's speech yesterday at Liberty University. She rightly notes that the governor's talk was devoid of the neo-Pentecostalism that was part of his Prayerfest in August. Liberty University is a fundamentalist school, and they have long been suspicious, and more, of Pentecostals. Indeed, In Jerry Falwell's long career, no event brought greater harm to his ministry than his attempt to save the Pentecostal ministries of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. We must always remember that the term "Religious Right" covers a very diverse group of believers.

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