Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Religious Freedom Group Sues Perry Over Planned All-Day Prayer Event

First of all, the headline is a lie. This is not a "religious freedom group." This is a group that wants to eliminate religion in this country. Hence, their name, The Freedom From Religious Foundation (emphasis mine).

I don't believe their lawsuit has a chance. Perry is not mandating Texans appear at this gathering and he is not punishing any citizen that chooses not to attend.

Honestly, if people like this group had their way, there would not be a United States of America. The Founding Fathers prayed during the Constitutional Convention and their writings are filled with references to God.

Wait... I don't think the Founding Fathers were aware that they were participating in activities that violated the Constitution they were writing. Really? - Reggie

A Wisconsin-based religious freedom group is suing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential contender, in an effort to block his promotion of and participation in an all-day Christian prayer event to be held Aug. 6, arguing that it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

The Freedom From Religious Foundation, which claims more than 16,000 members, including 700 in Texas, filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday in Houston, contending that Perry’s actions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause by “giving the appearance that the government prefers evangelical Christian religious beliefs over other religious beliefs and non-beliefs.”

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