Joseph Farah

The other day we told you how social conservatives have their panties in a wad about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s shocking admission that he’s “fine” with New York’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Today, writing under the headline “Christianists turn on Rick Perry,” Joe.My.God. points us to what is quite possibly the harshest right-wing backlash yet over Perry’s marriage comments.

In a column posted on his right-wing news website Wednesday, WorldNetDaily Founder Joseph Farah writes that he was initially excited about a Perry bid for president. Farah said he attended Perry’s most recent inauguration in Austin, liked the governor’s idea for an upcoming day of prayer in Houston, and felt he could pose a formidable challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012.

“But you can forget all that – and all the nice things I said and wrote about Rick Perry,” Farah writes. “I’m afraid I’ve wasted my time and your time. In fact, I was just dead wrong in all of my conclusions about the governor of Texas. I no longer want him to run and no longer believe he is a viable candidate. In fact, I will do all I can to warn the American people away from him. … Evidently I was fooled by Rick Perry. I freely admit it. I feel unclean for the nice things I have said about him to date. Forgive me.”