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Perry: Let Us Pray--In Schools

By Alyson Klein — December 07, 2011 1 min read

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry has launched a new campaign ad, promising to end “Obama’s war on religion”, including limits on prayer in schools.

Here’s a snippet from the ad, airing in “heavy rotation” in Iowa, according to this story.

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. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.

Quick fact check: The Obama administration has indeed overseen the dismantling of the “don’t ask don’t tell policy”, allowing military personnel to serve openly regardless of sexual orientation. But there haven’t major policy shakeups to that level on Christmas or prayer in schools during the president’s tenure.

Watch the ad here:

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