Sunday, April 18, 2010
It Was Just a Matter of Time
Video via: CitizenLink.org
Every day more of our freedoms are threatened. Every day we hear stories about how God is being expunged from our country's history.
After being established by Congress in 1952 and a specific date for the holiday being set in 1988, America has been celebrating The National Day of Prayer. The day falls on the first Thursday of May. If U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb gets her wish, The National Day of Prayer will become extinct. Another liberal activist judge we can thank for trying to remove God from our country's history. It was just a matter of time.
According to Liveshots Blogs Fox News.com:
The National Day of Prayer, honored in the United States for more than a half-century, is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled.
In a 66-page opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb said the holiday violates the "establishment clause" of the First Amendment, which creates a separation of church and state.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) is the founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Rep. Forbes answered some questions about this issue on the CitizenLink.org website. I've posted the questions and you can check out Rep. Forbes' answers at the CitizenLink link provided at the end of the post.
Rep. Randy Forbes on the National Day of Prayer Decision
by Kim Trobee
A federal judge ruled this week that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.
As founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., said the decision deprives us of “the very principles we need to secure our freedom.”
1. A federal court in Wisconsin has ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. Tell us your thoughts on that decision.
2. The ruling may go all the way to the US Supreme Court. Given the current makeup of the court, do you anticipate a favorable ruling at that level?
3. In his first year in office President Obama signed the proclamation on the day of the event with no ceremony. What message does that send to the nation about religious liberty?
4. The National Day of Prayer has been recognized dating back to the 1700s with the Continental Congress. Is there still a place for such a celebration today, or is the court correct that its day has passed?
5. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and organizations like it have been filing lawsuits like these for years. What should people of faith do to protect their religious liberty?
Go to CitizenLink.org to see Rep. Forbes responses to the above questions.