Texas Governor Rick Perry has come out warning that America is in the midst of "spiritual warfare" and urged Christians to not back down from what he described as a governmental push towards a more secular country.
The comments were made during a conference call on Tuesday with fellow evangelicals in anticipation of an upcoming event known as "40 Days to Save America," that starts on Sept. 28 and continues through the Nov. 6 election.
Organizers of the new campaign are urging followers to participate in the "national call to prayer, fasting and repentance" while also warning those to take notice of the fact that faith is continually being pushed out from the public square.
"I urge everybody listening to commit to these 40 days … to commit to spreading the word about this extraordinary event, commit to encouraging your fellow members of your congregation, or for that matter the people you work around daily, to join you in committing to taking the decisive action we need to spread God's grace throughout the United States," Perry said during the call as reported by the Statesman.com.
He urged listeners to get out and spread the word of the importance of getting involved in this election to come together as Christians to quell the continued attack on religious freedom in order to spread God's word to those who are shying away.
"Satan runs across the world with his doubt and his untruths and what have you, and one of the untruths out there (that) is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena," Perry said.
"And it falls on us. I mean we truly are Christian warriors, Christian soldiers, and it's for us as Americans to stand our ground and to firmly send a message to Washington that our nation is about more than some secular laws and activist courts," he added.