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Organizers for the Aug. 6 rally, called "The Response," have repeatedly insisted that the event was "apolitical," despite the fact that it was spearheaded by Perry, who announced he was running for president the following week.

Now, the American Family Association (AFA)

take their Christian enthusiasm to the voting booth, calling into question the political neutrality of Perry's prayer rally. 


According to its website502 Bad Gateway United in Purpose, a Christian nonprofit that mobilizes Christian groups to engage in politics.

Although Wildmon's email does not specifically endorse Perry's presidential campaign, it is evidence of the latent politics behind The Response. While the prayer rally itself remained largely apolitical, it unified broad networks of conservative evangelicals