“Strong”: on Provoketive

In this article, I take on Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad:

In every single sentence of Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad, he weaponizes his faith.  Not only that, Perry knows exactly what he’s doing.  He knows that there is a subset of the American population that thrives on the belief that LGBT people have an agenda and are out to destroy traditional values; that children are punished for praying; that President Obama is not only not a “real” Christian but actively wants to destroy religion (by which he means true Christianity, of course—who really cares about the Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and so forth). [continued]

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