Legal skirmish colors National Day of Prayer

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WASHINGTON (RNS) As Rep. Randy Forbes sees it, the decision by a Wisconsin federal judge that the law creating a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional is little more than one person’s opinion. Millions of Americans, Forbes said, think otherwise. “That’s not what the Constitution says,” the Virginia Republican declared Wednesday (April 21), surrounded by […]

  • mikhastur

    all of this hullabaloo about this ruling attacking their freedoms is so much horse hockey [to us a colorful Texan expression]. No one can or would stop James & Shirley Dobson [or whoever else] from praying all they wish. But they have no right to have a government stamp of approval on their prayers.

    besides….. whatever happened to “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:5-6

    I am constantly amazed at how blithely so many christians ignore these words of Christ.