Rick Perry's Prayer Day Countered with Day of Debauchery and Gluttony

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A Facebook invite has been making the rounds with the aim of countering Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer event to be held at Reliant Stadium on August 6. The invite is a counter event titled "Day of Debauchery and Gluttony -- A Great Day of Sinning!"

The invite's sponsors appear to be three college-age men, two of whom went, ironically, to the Dallas-area private Catholic institution Jesuit College Preparatory School. We were unable to reach any of them for a comment.

The event, according to its description, is intended to be "inclusive of everyone who wants to show their extreme disapproval of Rick Perry and everything he claims to support and stand for."

This is certainly not the first public criticism of Perry's prayer event, though probably the funniest. A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Thursday by the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation in an attempt to block Perry's involvement.

The Facebook event appears to be taking a slightly different approach.

He wants a day of prayer and fasting...I'm saying lets do the exact opposite of this. Debauchery and Gluttony. Not just gluttony...hell, let's commit all of the seven deadly sins (though I strongly recommend you avoid wrath, as I think the world should generally be a happier place).

Organize events. Overeat, have sex with whoever you want to, be envious of your neighbors, be boastful, commit sodomy...I don't care. All we have to do is show that Rick Perry doesn't speak for us.

At the time this post was written, there were just under 3,000 people who had agreed to "attend." However many of them actually show up to express themselves, we recommend doing so as near Reliant Stadium as possible.



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Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

This is very shocking and unbelievable to see college men such absurd event. And this is very foolish that they are not coming forward now. I would like to share a quote which values courage:"The Channel is a mere ditch, and will be crossed as soon as someone has the courage to attempt it."

Jim
Jim

why these boys step forward and give us their names

Brian Hansen
Brian Hansen

Secular Government Day sounds better to me - and I think that's what this is all about. 

Katy
Katy

In the same way that Perry & Party should not have to wait for a special event to pray, I never have to wait for an officially-sanctioned day to commit debauchery and gluttony.

In fact, I'm doing it right now...

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

SIGN ME UP. Oh wait, every day at the Houston Press is a day of gluttony and debauchery.

Evan
Evan

Some extra consumer spending couldn't hurt the economy. 

DirkMasterV
DirkMasterV

Some gov't spending wouldn't hurt the economy either; especially since consumers aren't real fat now, considering wage stagnation and high unemployment.

Bill
Bill

I thought about participating in this proposed Day of Gluttony and Debauchery, but decided it might conflict with my slothfulness. 

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