14 Jul '11, 9pm

Atheist Group Sues Rick Perry for Participating in Prayer Rally | Care2 Causes

Atheist Group Sues Rick Perry for Participating in Prayer Rally | Care2 Causes

If the lineup for “The Response,” the evangelical prayer rally which Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been enthusiastically touting, is enough to make you wonder what happened to separation of church and state, rest assured, you are not alone. A national organization dedicated to ensuring that religion is kept out of politics is suing Perry for his participation in the “Day of Prayer and Fasting,” saying that his connection to the event is unconstitutional. The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) calls itself the country’s largest agnostic/atheist membership group. Its lawsuit claims that Perry’s actions violate the First Amendment’s “Establishment Clause,” which declares that the government may favor no one religion over another. It also asserts that the event makes nonbelievers into “political outsiders.” The group is understandably disturbed by the people and organizations...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/atheist-group-sues-rick-perry...

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