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-Lawsuit Against Gov. Perry and Prayer Event Dismissed

by Dr. D ~ July 29th, 2011

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(Gov. Perry via Wikipedia)

A lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry and an event of Christian prayer and fasting was dismissed on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller said that the Freedom From Religion Foundation did not show sufficient harm to merit the injunction they sought:

“The governor has done nothing more than invite others who are willing to do so to pray.”

The Freedom from Religion Foundation argued in the lawsuit that Perry’s involvement in the prayer event violated the First Amendment’s establishment clause. The foundation said it does not oppose politicians taking part in religious services, but felt that in this case Perry had ‘crossed a line’ by being a major sponsor for the event and by using his office as governor of Texas to promote it

The same group had lost a lawsuit earlier in the year to stop The National Day of prayer sponsored by the President.

Meanwhile the event, which is called The Response, will go on as scheduled at Houston’s Reliant Stadium on August 6.

Response: Common sense prevailed in this case. Plus our freedom of religion is still intact and has not been overcome by those who want to impose their view of  ‘freedom from religion’ on the rest of us.

For more of my take o n this issue see my previous post below under ‘Related articles’.            *Top

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