Perry: Texas Leads on Life, Religious Liberty

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit on Saturday, Rick Perry took the opportunity to discuss life and religious liberty:

And what we’ve been able to do in that state over the course of these last few years, during that decade, whether it was protecting life, and whether it was passing parental notification bills, whether it was standing up and again limiting, limiting to 20 weeks that abortion bill.  That’s the type of leadership, that’s the type of foundation that’s a powerful one, that makes a difference. It says to people, this is a place that believes in liberty.  We believe in freedom, we believe in religious freedom in the state of Texas. We passed that religious freedom bill in 1999, and I was proud to work with George W. Bush as the Lieutenant Governor to pass that. You see, that’s the power of consequence, that’s the power of principle, that’s the power that I think is taught in the bible.

Governor Perry did not discuss marriage at this event.

Joshua Pinho works for American Principles in Action.