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A Perry Parody

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Yesterday, Rick Perry released an anti-gay ad blasting open service for gays and lesbians in our nation’s military. He said in the spot:

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion.”

The tone of the ad has inspired more than a few parodies, and we’d love to see yours. So, here’s what you can do: create your own ad (keep it clean) and post it to Facebook or email it to us. We’ll post the best over the course of the next week. You can email entries to

The internal debates within the Perry campaign are now threatening to get more buzz than the ad itself – the Huffington Post reports that the ad split Perry’s senior staff, with the campaign’s top pollster calling it “nuts.”

Perry is forging ahead with his campaign in Iowa, announcing today a NOM-style “wall to wall” bus tour.

Check out the ad – which currently features over 240,000 “dislikes” compared to 5,000 “likes” on Perry’s YouTube channel:

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