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APR 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gov. Perry baptized in same creek as Sam Houston

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has long revered Texas icon Sam Houston and now shares a spiritual connection with one of his political heroes: getting baptized in the same waters. Perry was dunked last month in Little Rocky Creek near the small town of Independence in a private ceremony witnessed only by close friends and family, spokeswoman Lucy Nashed confirmed Tuesday. It's the same rural and rocky spot where Houston was baptized before becoming the seventh governor of Texas in 1859. "Gov. Perry has a deep and abiding faith in God, and like many people of faith, the governor wanted ... Read More

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