In case you weren't aware, a Christians-only rally is happening today/tonight in Houston, led by TX Gov. Rick Perry. It's a little hard to find articles that aren't exclusively pro- or anti- this event. Here's the closest I've found to what's supposed to be journalistic and not editorial from the Houston Chronicle.
If you google Perry Prayer Rally, there's a ton of articles about it.
Thoughts on a Presidential candidate hosting this type of event, or what you think it will do to his race, if not the race as a whole?Perry sent an invitation to all the nation's governors, members of Congress, the Obama administration and the Texas Legislature, among others. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and House Speaker Joe Straus, who is Jewish, have declined. Last week Perry himself said, facetiously, that, maybe, he will be ushering Saturday and perhaps will have no official role.
The Mississippi-based American Family Association is paying for the event. The group condemns homosexuality, opposes abortion rights and argues the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom applies only to Christians. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the organization a hate group for spreading misinformation about homosexuals.
The group's notoriety and Perry's association with it, along with his focus on social and religious issues, run the risk of marginalizing a presidential run, Jillson said.