Perry is a shill for evangelical dominionists working, first, to subvert the constitution and then to supplant it with christian dominionist theology.
Other christian religion businesses are aligning themselves with the evangelical drive to enjoy ancillary and vicarious benefits.
Roughly 400 million dollars spent by christian corporations to lobby the government and regulators this year. Likely more than that will be spent during 2012; the most critical election year in our history.
Christian business is big business in the United States. These corporations employ lobbyists and deploy activists and acquire the same level of influence as the multinationals because the christian corporations are multinationals.
If you, the person or a non christian religion business, do not want to live in a christian nation, I strongly suggest that you take a deeper look at every political candidate at every level of government and watch for the talking points and key words given to candidates by christian lobbyists and advocates. Christian heritage, nation under god, no such thing as separation of church and state, identify first as christian and second as American, secular society as immoral and godless, religiously informed morality and many more like anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-contraception - all of which combine to increase the birth rate and give the religion business access to more children.
I realize that many people do not see the underlying nature and workings of a religion business but business is what a religion is. Remove the money and religion will quickly morph into some other form of enterprise or go defunct. Religion is a non profit corporate enterprise. Like all non profits, a portion of donated and sponsored revenue goes to the executives and managers and suppliers and so on. A major difference is that a franchised, multinational religion business holds an appreciably higher portion of donated and sponsor revenue for executives and managers, add real estate, investments and more revenue growing programs. The portion of product and services delivered to its clients is substantially less because much of it is imaginary or low overhead or low cost.
If you are moved by all the good a religion does, look closer and deeper, you might see that what you are looking at is a good public relations move or a way to get access to more clients among those made vulnerable to proselytizing and inculcation by their need for help or their insecurity or their grief or their confusion or their fear or their pain.
You could also ask yourself: do I really need a religion, does a religion actually have authority to speak for a creator of this universe, can a religion give me a guarantee of an eternal life after this life, can I not learn to use the power of decision correctly and wisely?
Faith is the active substitution of belief for knowledge. Is faith a sufficient support for decisions I want to make or is knowledge better? Do I want to be led by a person who will make decisions based upon faith instead of knowledge?
Remember the great decider? Faith in belief of weapons of mass destruction?