Update 2:54 p.m.: Rick Scott spokesman Lane Wright said there's no day of prayer and no Florida event planned, and that Scott has not committed either way to the Texas event.
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Update 7:22 p.m.: Welp, Wright was wrong. He called back and said the governor actually issued a proclamation last month declaring a day of prayer for the state. More details to come.
Update, 6/13/11: It's on. Kind of. Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the deets.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry invited the 49 other governors to his football-stadium prayerfest spectacular
in August, but Rick Scott might do him one better -- the Bald Terror may be hosting his own prayer day. Take THAT, Dirk Nowitzki.
Scott's prayer day was mentioned in passing in a blog post from the Family Research Council
, an anti-gay group co-founded by Miami activist and preacher George Rekers, who was disaffiliated from his many rainbow-bashing connections after we done caught him taking a young male escort to Europe
But despite the Family Research Council's claim that it's totally possible to un-gay someone
by using therapy, its blog-jockey deserves some
credit for a creative headline: It's the much-lamer "For the Gov of God"
now, but it appears to have originally been "Eat Pray Gov."
(NOTE: CNN has produced a three-part special report
about the suicide of one of Rekers' former patients; the final installment airs 10 p.m. Thursday night.)
Though we haven't heard back from the governor's office for confirmation, Scott pushing religion is no surprise -- especially given his previous role as the crazy preacher from Poltergeist II
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While it's unclear if Scott is hosting a physical event or just declaring a day of prayer (or if the Family Research Council got it wrong), Perry's definitely throwing a party -- more than 70,000 people are expected at Reliant Stadium for the event, which is being sponsored by the American Family Association
, an organization so friendly to the LGBT community that the Southern Poverty Law Center declared them a hate group.
Does anyone ever pray with a group that doesn't mind gay people? It's OK, though -- Perry's good at praying. He does it whenever he needs something he can't buy
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