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MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled this week the case brought by the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation can move forward with discovery.
A federal law sets the first Thursday in May as the day for presidents to issue proclamations asking Americans to pray.
Crabb says the nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics faces a heavy burden in proving the tradition violates the separation of church and state. But she says it should have an oppo
Originally posted by Maxmars
This is another media-minded PR contrivance to frighten atheists into thinking that those who have some form of faith in their lives are dangerously insane.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
reply to post by ModernAcademia
No matter how you try to twist it, the FACT remains that this is grandstanding from the ridiculous point of view of both the premis of the suit and the idiot judge actually thinking that this should go to trial!
Calling for disciplined thoughtful introspection and meditation is not something that people can actually be offended by unless it is forced upon them.
Originally posted by milesp
Um, why do we need a national day of prayer?