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Pastor Dennis Terry Introduces Rick Santorum: ‘We’re a Christian Nation; if You Don’t Like it, Get Out’

Rev. Dennis Terry

Rev. Dennis Terry

The circus that is known as the GOP presidential primary is still undecided, and may likely remain that way up until the Republican convention. Rick Santorum has been one of the surprising success stories in this race, going from polling at 2% early on to now emerging as the greatest challenge to Mitt Romney.

This is shocking because many considered it a bygone conclusion that Santorum was an outlier, someone so far to the right that there was no way that he would have a chance with the mainstream in the Republican party.

Santorum’s problematic stances range from birth control and abortion to his interventionist position on Iran. When it comes to Muslims it is clear that he is a bigoted Islamophobe. He was featured as a regular speaker in David Horowitz’s “Islamofascism week” and also supports profiling Muslims.

Santorum was featured recently on Loonwatch for illustrating why the “Christian religious right” is one of the greatest threats to our nation, This is Why Radical Christians Are the Greatest Threat to the US Constitution.

Now here he is being introduced by Rev. Dennis Terry, delivering an unequivocal message that America is a Christian nation and implying that all who don’t agree with that can “get out.” For some reason I imagine Santorum, who believes the Church should have a role in the operation of the government, probably wholeheartedly supports such a proposition:

Pastor Dennis Terry Introduces Rick Santorum, Tells Non-Christians And Liberals To Get Out (VIDEO)

“I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation…There is only one God and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words.. Listen to me, If you don’t love America, If you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say – GET OUT. We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ.”

In a revival type speech, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dennis Terry introduced Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Christians, according to Rev. Terry, are the conscience of the state and even the key to turning the economy around. The pastor offered some pointed words about abortion, gay marriage, and prayer in schools, shouting about ‘sexual perversion’ and putting God back in Washington, D.C., as Senator Santorum was seen clapping, if not cheering, in the background.

“I know what’s in his heart. It’s the fact that he’s a Christian,” said Vickie Raabe, a 69-year-old Baptist who told the Washington Post she would be voting for Santorum in 2012. Evangelicals have become Sen. Rick Santorum’s major source of support in the 2012 election as they turn out in record numbers for the Catholic candidate.

But as then Presidential hopefuls Senator Barack Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin, and Senator John McCain found out, endorsement from pastors can be a double edge sword.

At the end of the evening Rev. Terry prayed over the presidential hopeful asking for God’s will to be done in the upcoming election intoning: “God, have favor on Rick Santorum.”

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  • Géji

    Farlowe replying to @Muslim’s Quote:“If there is one god, how can you worship god and god’s son who himself is god” — Relied, Quote: “In the first half of your life you learn to obey your father. In the second half of your life you learn to love your son. Are you not both father and son but at different times?”

    (lol), although I love how you’re trying to make sense of the trinity atheist Farlowe, and that with some sort of “Islamic” understand, replying to Muslim, but I gotta admit, if ought to try and put an Islamic “understanding” to it? it wouldn’t be speaking on terms of human-god comparison or analogy , most definitely that would seem gibberish, Islamically that is.

    > “In the first half of the bible the world learns to obey the “Father””

    Well, in the bible world-(and not “the world” of itself), yes, they “learn to obey the “Father”.

    > “In the second half of the bible the world learns to love the “Son”.”

    Again , the bible world, and that’s only “in the second half” of the bible world, but “to love the “Son”? ‘S’on of what? God? the “Father”? and if yes, then wouldn’t that be implying two different settings? one “Father”, the other “Son”? Cause as you said yourself, that’s not learned “in the first half” of the bible world, which is after all implying another different setting, I admit it’s still kind of confusing, at least Islamically that is.

    > Is the God of the world not both Father and Son but at different times?”

    lol, Farlowe, replying to Muslim? that got to be I think the most bizarre question, wouldn’t you think? either way, no, some may see it that way, but definitely to many others, “the God of the world” is not “both Father and Son”, and that at no-time whatsoever. Again, it’s good of you to try to make understand “Muslim”, but I would think a human-god comparison, or two gods coming at “different times”, either way seem kind-of bit gibberish, Islamically that is, of-course.

  • mindy1

    @At Frank-well put :D

  • http://yehoo.de Frank Libbon

    Pastor Dennis Terry Sir,
    Prior to the American Revolution, most of the then Colonists, being British Subjects, worshipped in the Church of England. In 1776, at the start of the Revolution, the Abolition Act prohibiting state sponsored religions went into effect. In 1879 (after the Revolution) representative from all of the original 13 States established the Constitution of the United States, followed by the Bill of Rights. Using Jefferson’s thoughts, the representatives, some being Dietists, many being Masons, and many also being distrustful of the Clergy, wrote the First Admentment to the Bill of Rights regarding Freedom of Religion, establishing a Secular Nation, where everyone could worship, or not worship, as the deemed appropriate. In fact, George Washington, the Father of Our Country, in 1790 wrote: “every person must be protected in worshipping the Diety as his (or her’s) own conscience dictates.” Pastor, I served with the US Army for 43 years and while I believe, my belief is between God and Me, and is neither your or anyone else’s business. John Jay, a devout Angelican, and the first Justice of Our Supreme Court, nominated by Washington with the Unaminous Approval of the Congress, knew well what America was all about, said: “GOOD
    Christians do not behave such ways.” Got the message Pastor?? As far as I am concerned your comments are bordering on Sedition, if not Trison, and I would strongly recommend you not leave caution too far behind. Don’t you ever dare tell anyone to get out of Our Country. You may end up suffering what Barry Goldwater recommended be done with Jerry Falwell, that being getting a good kick in the ass.

    An Old Soldier

  • H. Torrance Griffin

    @Tank

    Sounds too much like that elitist book learning.

    @Augustinus

    Got a link? He is a loon as well.

  • Omar

    @Isha Merredka
    I’m not a Christian and i wrote that as a mockery because the statement “we worship the God of Abraham that is Jesus” is ridiculous enough and no comment is needed …

  • Columnist

    revenge Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    The first victims of forced Christianization were white Europeans like the Saxons and the Prussians.

  • NurAlia

    A person who has a mindswt of an ‘exclusive dieity’, such as the one exibited here in the article, is also most likly to ‘scapegoat’ others based on race, religion, and national origin.

    I dont know which comes first, but a bigot must jusify himself being ‘superior’ over the people he ‘hates’.

  • Muslim

    Muslims also do NOT worship Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihi was-salam)!

    What about the Semitic Arab Christians of Palestine (Jesus’ country) who also worship Allah?

    How about Malaysian Christians who worship Allah too?

    Jesus prayed to Allah (according to scholarly Christians) because he spoke (the Semitic languages related to Arabic i.e.) Aramaic (& Hebrew).

    The Aramaic word for God is Allah. This can be seen in the online Aramaic dictionary at http://www.atour.com/cgi-bin/dictionary.cg i?string=god&B1=Search&Search_Field=Meaning&VTI- GROUP=0

    Jesus also prayed with his head on the ground as Muslims do. This can be seen in the Bible at
    Matthew 26:39 and he (Jesus) went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed.”

    The Bible also tells us that this is the way the Prophet Moses prayed in Exodus 34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.

    (Most) Christians no longer pray this way and (many) Jews no longer pray this way. This is the way that Muslims pray ”

    Christianity (origin: Middle East), emerging from Palestine & spreading to important centres like Egypt, with increasing schismatics as it went further afield e.g. to Europe.

    Look at the Coptic Christian (Egyptian Eastern Orthodox) prayer that resembles the Islamic salat (salah), that surprises the Protestant Anglican (Church of England) priest .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLFeldPG3Y &feature=related

    Judaism :They appear to have managed to retain their unitarian monotheism (~Tauheed) unlike most Christians (who came after them) .

    A Jewish prayer posture appears to resemble our salah (salat).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=0a HWASyMjwg

  • mjasghar

    interesting snippett, I’m surprised no-one picked up on this, about 25 secs in:
    “i’m tired of …. telling us as Chrisitians we can’t force our beliefs..”
    He must have relaised he showed his hand so them turned to flag waving and bigotry on those foreigners gods.
    Also in the second video, when he prays for Obama there’s some strange coughing, as if someone is holding in laughter
    I’m surprised sussanna isn’t commenting on this

  • http://www.loonwatch.com/2012/03/pastor-dennis-terry-introduces-rick-santorum-were-a-christian-nation-if-you-dont-like-it-get-out/ Isha Merdeka

    @Omar
    Did Abraham know Jesus? When and where was Abraham met Jesus?
    Even Jesus was worshipped his God of Abraham!

  • http://danielibnzayd.wordpress.com/ Daniel Ibn Zayd

    P.S.: The Treaty of Paris of 1783 starts out:

    “In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity.”

  • http://danielibnzayd.wordpress.com/ Daniel Ibn Zayd

    *Federally* the nascent country was without religious basis; but not without debate, and still the colonies/states had more-or-less official religions. We can thank Puritan intolerance for the state of New Hampshire, among other things. We might read “freedom of religion” as “freedom from a federal imposition on local/state religious affairs”.

    Beyond that, the idea that the United States has ever been honest in any treaty or state declaration that involves commerce (which covers basically everything the U.S. involves itself in) is ludicrous from the get-go.

  • Farlowe

    I thought the main religion of the US was pastafarianism (the Flying Spaghetti Monster) :-)

  • Farlowe

    @Muslim said
    “If there is one god,how can you worship god and god’s son who himself is god”

    In the first half of your life you learn to obey your father.
    In the second half of your life you learn to love your son.
    Are you not both father and son but at different times?

    In the first half of the bible the world learns to obey the “Father”.
    In the second half of the bible the world learns to love the “Son”.
    Is the God of the world not both Father and Son but at different times?

  • Augustinus

    How interesting that this man has all of you screaming and jumping up and down against bigotry, while you’re all completely silent regarding the decree of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia that all churches in the Arabian peninsula must be destroyed.

    It’s only bigotry when Christians do it, I guess.

  • Believing Atheist

    Great news.

    Dutch lawmaker quits Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party, criticizes it as undemocratic

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A member of Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party says he is quitting the party, calling it undemocratic and criticizing its recently launched website that solicits complaints about eastern Europeans.

    Hero Brinkman’s decision to quit is the most serious public sign of dissent from within the ranks of Wilders’ far-right party, which is the third biggest bloc in parliament with 24 of the 150 lower house seats.

    Wilders’s party also props up Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s minority government, voting with Rutte on key issues to give it a one-seat majority in parliament.

    Brinkman said Tuesday he would continue to support the government as a one-man bloc in parliament.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/dutch-lawmaker-quits-geert-wilders-far-right-freedom-party-criticizes-it-as-undemocratic/2012/03/20/gIQAx3NHPS_story.html

  • Just Stopping By

    “…an anti-Catholic, far right Protestant extremist (i.e. Evangelical).”

    Defining an Evangleical as anti-Catholic and extremist. Must be more sarcasm. http://www.loonwatch.com/2012/03/university-of-north-carolina-students-walk-out-on-david-horowitz-as-he-compares-muslims-to-nazis/#comment-154679

  • Abdul-Rahman

    And these are the same Christofascists (Chris Hedges “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America”) http://www.amazon.com/American-Fascists-Christian-Right-America/dp/0743284437) who cry and whine in a new McCarthy delusion of the alleged “threat” of Shariah law coming to America (just like how the Commies were going to turn America “Red” unless “good ole” Joe McCarthy fought them).

    Also I find it funny that this Dennis Terry clown is supporting Santorum (aka Frothy Mixture lol) who is a Catholic, Terry certainly seems like he would be an anti-Catholic, far right Protestant extremist (i.e. Evangelical).

  • Abdul-Rahman
  • Abdul-Rahman
  • Omar

    He worships the god of Abraham, Jesus!

  • http://www.wmonline.com BuddhaShrink

    “We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah….”

    Rev. Dennis Terry, you know what they say about unsolicited denials don’t you?

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