Federal Judge Strikes Down National Day of Prayer Law

”’[I ]ts sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function,’ a Wisconsin judge wrote in the ruling, referring to the 1952 law that created the National Day of Prayer” -CNN

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Sean Fericks's picture

I have three issues against the National Day of Prayer.

1. It invites the federal government into religious affairs. The federal government has enough things to take care of. Please stay out of my prayer life.

2. It is a means for opportunistsic humanists to play church (and many of the religious right are naive enough to believe them).

3. It is an affront to the exclusivity of the true gospel. I think that the last President to believe the gospel as I believe it was Jimmy Carter. Why would I want a UCC member to lead me to prayer?

There is no sense in calling America to a day of prayer to an undefined Deity. It is an unecessary offence to the atheists we are trying to win. It should be an affornt to separatists as well.

Dave G's picture

...and I bet they'll replace it with a "National Gay Affirmation Day" or some such...;P

I'm sure that would do a better job of serving a secular purpose...heheh.

Sola Scriptura, both mentally and physically.
That means no other books about Bible interpretation on my shelf, sorry...;)

1 John 2:27-29