Friday, June 17, 2011

Texas drought affected by Governor Rick Perry's prayer proclamation?

Neil was putting it mildly when he phrased his question: not quite as popular in his own home state.  According to the latest poll only 4% of Texans claimed they would vote for Perry as president of the U.S.

PERRY:"I say that a prophet is generally not loved in their hometown. That’s both Biblical and practical."

Rick Perry current governor of Texas considers himself a prophet? Since governor Perry considers himself a prophet its not too surprising to see that his response to the drought in Texas was to issue 3 days of state sponsored prayer.  You can see the severity of the drought 2 weeks before he issued his prophet of prayer
proclamation in the below graphic.
drought conditions in Texas as of April 12, 2011
Governor Rick "prophet" Perry's Prayer Proclamation:

WHEREAS, throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer; it seems right and fitting that the people of Texas should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this devastating drought and these dangerous wildfires;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal and robust way of life.
This is what the drought conditions in Texas look like now.  Obviously, his prayer proclamation was completely ineffective.  Either prayer's don't work or the gods don't listen to Perry.  Either way Texas is in a heap of trouble with the lack of rain and the lack of effective leadership. 
Current drought conditions in Texas: 6/14/2011

 source: drought monitor archives
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