The Dallas Morning News reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry, "after a God and country sermon attended by dozens of political candidates Sunday, said that he agreed with the minister that non-Christians will be condemned to hell. ‘In my faith, that’s what it says, and I’m a believer of that,’ the governor said."
Independent candidate for Texas Governor Kinky Friedman, former lead singer of Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, and author of such tunes as "They Ain’t Makin’ Jews like Jesus Anymore", had this reaction:
"He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?" independent Kinky Friedman said.
Mr. Friedman, a Jew, said Mr. Perry’s comment "hits pretty close to home."
"Being obsessed with who’s going to heaven and who’s going to hell is kind of a pathetic waste of time," he said.
551,787 Texans (12.6% of the electorate) just voted for Kinky. But Perry was re-elected by 1,710,565 other Texans. Presumably all Christians.