The ad, simply titled "Strong" has caused some controversy. In it, Perry says, "You don‘t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As president, I‘ll end Obama’s war on religion."
Fabrizio expressed his discontent with the ad in an email to the ad's lead creator, Nelson Warfield. "Tony was against it from the get-go," Warfield told HuffPost. "It was the source of some extended conversation in the campaign. To be very clear: That spot was mine from writing the poll question to test[ing] it to drafting the script to overseeing production."
A spokesman for Perry's campaign called the internal disagreement "irrelevant."