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June 03, 2005

Texas governor to sign bill in Christian school

From the Houston Chronicle:

Come Sunday, Gov. Rick Perry plans to sign legislation restricting abortion at a Christian school guided by a pastor known for his socially conservative causes.

Perry's supporters call the upcoming ceremony — where he also will sign a resolution banning gay marriage that then goes before voters — at Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth a "major victory" worthy of celebration for conservative Republicans.

His detractors, including groups championing the separation of church and state, protested Thursday that the venue is inappropriate.

Talk about “in your face”. I can't imagine any group I'd want to frustrate more than the anti-Christian, ACLU-type bigots that want to outlaw any public displays of faith.

Perry spokesman Robert Black said the governor won't be signing the legislation from the pulpit of the spacious Calvary Cathedral International next to the school.

He'll be in the Christian school's gym when he signs a bill requiring parental consent for girls undergoing abortions and a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

His signature on the latter is ceremonial because the resolution must be approved by voters to become law.

"It's interesting. No one seemed to protest the governor signing a bill at a business or a hospital," Black said. "It's not a political event. It's a bill-signing."

I have to admit, those Texans can generally pick good governors.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 3, 2005 07:30 AM

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