American politician and business executive David Alfred Perdue Jr. is the current senator for Georgia. A member of the Republican party, Perdue has been in service as a senator from 2015 to 2021.
What is David Perdue’s Religion?
Perdue tied the knot with Bonnie Dunn in August 1972. The couple has three children together- a daughter, who died in infancy, and two sons, David A. Perdue III and Blake Perdue.
Perdue is a conservative Catholic Christian.
Role of Perdue’s religious beliefs in previous senate campaigns
Faith began to take the forefront as the Georgia Senate campaign began to heat up in November 2020.
Conservative Christians began rallying in favor of Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, while black churches and liberal Jewish groups backed Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Loeffler and Perdue are said to have benefited from the conservative Christian base that has long boosted Georgia’s Republicans. The reach of “the evangelical vote in Georgia is extensive and very strong,” Timothy Head, executive director of Faith and Freedom, said in an interview.
Perdue also received a lot of backlash for invoking a psalm calling down divine wrath on an enemy. The enemy in question was none other than the then president of the US, Barack Obama.
In his remarks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, Betsy Woodruff reported, the freshman Georgia Republican encouraged attendees to pray for President Obama. According to Perdue’s office, he said:
“I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president. In his role as president, I think we should pray for Barack Obama. But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray as Psalms 109:8 says. It says, “Let his days be few, and let another have his office.”
The original psalm reads:
- Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
- His children are fatherless, and his wife is a widow.
- Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg: let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.
- The extortioner catch all he has and lets the strangers spoil his labor.
- Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
- Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation following, let their name be blotted out.
Thus, one can safely conclude that Perdue’s comment was much more than a benign prayer for a change of hands regarding political power. It was a vicious call to action for all religion-oriented minds hearing these words to congregate against Obama.
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