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"Strong" +
:30 ad run starting Dec. 7, 2011 in Iowa.

Perry: I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion.  And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.

Faith made America strong.  It can make her strong again.

I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message.

Text: Approved by Rick Perry and paid for by RickPerry.org, Inc.

Notes: This ad provoked considerable criticism (1, 2), inspired quite a few parodies (3), and rose in a matter of days to become the most disliked video on YouTube.

From the Perry campaign press release...
"From refusing the protect the Defense of Marriage Act in court to mandating abortion and other 'health' practices over the objections of church-affiliated hospitals, the Obama Administration is waging a full scale assault on Christians and people of faith," said Perry campaign communications director Ray Sullivan. "Gov. Perry believes in the religious liberty embodied in the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers. Rick Perry will be guided by these principles as President of the United States."

Here are some examples of the Obama Administration's war on religion:

"[B]ut the [Obama Administration] mandate requires religious employers to provide coverage for birth control methods that could result in abortion, a serious erosion of religious liberty in America." Source:  The Heritage Foundation, 12/1/2011

Catholic Bishops Target Obama on Religious Freedom in the US,  http://www.christianpost.com/news/catholic-bishops-target-obama-on-religious-freedom-in-the-us-57661/,10/9/2011

"[T]he Obama Justice Department has now asked the court to disavow the ministerial exception altogether. This would mean that, in every future case, a court-and not the church-would decide whether the church's reasons for firing or not hiring a minister were good enough." Source: Wall Street Journal, 10/5/2011

"Hearing:  Obama Admin Discriminated Against Catholics on Abortion," Source: LifeNews.com, 12/1/2011

"President Obama, in a striking legal and political shift, has determined that the Defense of Marriage Act - the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages - is unconstitutional, and has directed the Justice Department to stop defending the law in court[.]" Source: New York Times, 2/23/2011

"Military chaplains have been cleared to officiate at gay weddings and other same-sex unions celebrated on or off military installations, after the Pentagon rejected arguments that such ceremonies would violate federal law." Source: Fox News, 9/30/2011

Obama Leaves God out of Thanksgiving Speech, Riles Critics,  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obama-omits-god-thanksgiving-address-riles-critics/story?id=15028644#.Tt6sDpj3AdU,11/25/2011