Atheists (Leftists) Sue to Block Governor Perry From Prayer Rally
The left continues its attack on Christianity…
Godless intolerant atheists filed a federal lawsuit in Houston to block Governor Rick Perry from promoting a prayer rally.
Chron.com reported, via Free Republic:
A group that has already criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his involvement with a Christian prayer rally scheduled for Reliant Stadium next month went a step further Wednesday and filed a federal lawsuit in Houston to stop him from promoting it.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims Perry’s association with the “The Response: A Call to Prayer for a National in Crisis” breaches the separation of church and state.
The complaint, filed in the Southern District on behalf of five named individuals who live in Houston, notes the plaintiffs are “nonbelievers who support the free exercise of religion, but strongly oppose the governmental establishment and endorsement of religion ….”
The lawsuit seeks an injunction barring Perry’s official involvement. A Perry spokesman said he won’t back away from the event.
“Gov. Perry believes the prayer event will serve as an opportunity for Americans to pray together for our nation,” said spokesman Mark Miner. “This lawsuit does not affect plans for the event, and it will proceed as scheduled.”
Last month, Perry proclaimed Aug. 6 as a day of prayer and fasting and invited fellow governors and citizens to join him for “The Response,” which his office called “a nondenominational, apolitical Christian prayer meeting.”
Perry is partnering with the American Family Association and leaders of the Christian restoration movement to organize the free event.