Beliefnet
Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman: It is worthy to note that Gov. Rick Perry has been in the line-up of those running for the Republican nomination (opposing Democrat Obama if he gets the nod from the Republicans).  ▬ Donna Calvin

WRITTEN BY DAVE BOHON
MONDAY, 18 JULY 2011 17:34Excerpt from THE NEW AMERICAN! 
The atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFR) has filed a lawsuit against Texas Governor Rick Perry (left) in an attempt to halt the planned day of fasting and prayer he has called for on August 6th at Reliant Stadium in Houston. In a press release, the group said that it was joining five of its members in “asking the federal court to declare unconstitutional Perry’s initiation, organization, promotion, and participation in the Aug. 6 prayer event.” The group said that it planned to file a restraining order to block “Perry’s continuing involvement in the prayer rally….”

 

As reported by The New American, Perry has invited government officials, as well as individuals from around the country, to the event, called The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis. Noting that America has been “besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters,” Perry advised that as a nation “we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.”

 

On the event website, the Texas governor called on Americans to join him in asking for “God’s forgiveness, wisdom, and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees.”

Read more: http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/8264-atheists-trying-to-stop-texas-governors-day-of-prayer

Gov. Rick Perry

Advertisement

Previous Posts
Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus