Dear Reverend Gaddy,
I read with interest your comments in the Houston Chronicle (June 9th, 2011) where you criticized Governor Perry’s Prayer Rally, saying “I think the people of Texas elected him to be the governor of the state, not the pastor of the state.” Reverend, if you would take another look at the Good Book, you will find many historic references to governmental leaders on all levels, who took matters of state to the Throne of Grace.
In my view, and in the view of many others, Governor Perry is acting responsibly, taking the grave matters that affect our country, and seeking heavenly wisdom. As you will recall from your own study of scriptures, James says that wisdom that has not descended from above is ‘earthly, sensual, devilish.’ Surely, you would agree with me that matters of state, (local and national) fit into this category. How fitting for the top political leader from the great state of Texas to call a holy convocation to seek that wisdom which in the words of James is ‘pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.’
Again, I applaud Governor Perry for his courageous stance!
Until next time,