Sunday, April 18, 2010

It Was Just a Matter of Time

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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

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 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 to see Rep. Forbes responses to the above questions.


  1. This is yet another nail in the coffin of prayer and against our religious rights. This ruling is absurd and violates our Constitution and our religious freedom. I will repost this video with a linkback.

  2. In my opinion, the idea of the National Day of Prayer wouldn't be such a big deal ... but this idiot judge clearly doesn't understand The Constitution.

    What I mean by this is that I don't think those of true faith - of any religion - need a national day to call us to our faith.

    However, the implication that somehow there's a relationship between a generic, not specifically denominational, voluntary day of prayer and the First Amendment is just ridiculous.

    These liberals and their separation of church and state should ask why Jim Wallis is a policy adviser to Obama. That's something to really be concerned about...

  3. First the schools now this. Next will be congress then the military. After all that you will have to have a special permit to pray in a public building.

  4. Teresa:
    If it gets to the Supreme Court I hope clearer minds will prevail. Thanks for the linkback.

  5. Sol:
    This is what happens when the courts are filled with liberal, activist judges. It will be a constant struggle to fight against their ridiculous rulings.
    Obama's "religious advisor", Jim Wallis, is just another one of the radicals he surrounds himself with. Jim Wallis is the white version of Rev. Wright.

  6. Trestin:
    I sure hope it doesn't come to that. As the years go on, who knows? Parents must give their children a religious foundation and if not, your prediction may come true.

  7. Well, the systematic elimination of Christianity from our public life continues.

  8. I see that the systematic elimination of Christianity from our public life continues.

  9. The Christian religion is also under sustained attack in Europe, only now are their leaders starting to speak up for themselves.

  10. Matt:
    The question is...are we going to sit back and let it happen?

  11. banned:
    I am happy to hear they are finally speaking out. It's time we all wake up before it's too late.

  12. These bastards are going to be quite sorry when they kick the bucket and wind up with Ole Scratch's pitchfork up their rearends.

  13. Hi Snarky:
    They will get their just desserts when the time comes. Right now, they're too intent on their progressive agenda to care about the outcome.

  14. CL, With this ruling, Judge Crabb probably got promoted to Obama's short list to replace Justice Stevens. Let's hope and pray (!) the Supreme Court reverses this absurdity.

  15. Dan:
    You may be right about that.
    Let's hope the Justice Department appeals the ruling.


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