Viewers: Gov. Scott takes part in controversial prayer event
Rick Scott records message for Texas prayer event, critics say other religions were excluded. Video by fox4now.comvideo
NAPLES - "I learned to lean on Jesus Christ as a child thanks to my mother's lessons since then I have relied on prayer." Smiling in an online video, Governor Rick Scott proclaims his Christian faith.
Scott is supporting Texas governor Rick Perry's controversial mega-prayer event. Billed as a "Christian prayer meeting", some say the event left out other religions.
FOX 4: "What would you say to people who felt that particular event was exclusionary rather than inclusionary?”
Gov. Rick Scott: “You know my focus is that I'm focused on freedom of religion. Everybody has the right to believe the ways they believe. We have the freedom to get together and pray so I think it's great."
Many of you are speaking out about the controversy. Turns out, most of you support the governor's actions.
"We were founded on religious freedom and anybody, including politicians, should be able to exercise their choice of religions."
"I think Rick Scott is a wonderful man, and I believe if we had more prayer in this nation, we wouldn't be in the trouble we're in."
"What do they think America was based upon? It was based upon the bible."
Kevin from Naples disagrees: "I just wondered if he was praying when he robbed everyone from Medicaid and Medicare. I don't think church and state should be put together. I have to live in his home town and i'm disgusted that he acts like this."