I guess this article could be subtitled: How the Freedom from Religion Can't Read the Constitution.
But we'll just stick with the title we have.
A win in a big way came for freedom OF religion when a Texas judge ruled the lawsuit filed against Governor Rick Perry (in response to The Response) did not have legal standing to sue.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation argued in the lawsuit that Perry's involvement in the day of prayer and fasting would violate the First Amendment's establishment clause. The event, which is called The Response, is scheduled for Aug. 6 at Houston's Reliant Stadium.
What about the First Amendment makes them think that the Establishment Clause would be violated?
Congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
What about the rest of the first amendment?
. . . or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.
I guess they get to read the parts they want to read of the Constitution and skip the rest. But even my 8 year old can tell me that inviting people to pray is not the establishment of a religion.
Point in case: He wasn't MAKING PEOPLE ATTEND.
That solves that. But Kay Staley, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, had an interesting idea:
"I wonder if we had a Muslim governor what would happen if the whole state was called to a Muslim prayer,"
Well Mrs. Staley, what would happen? Oh yeah, it already did, TWO YEARS AGO. In a story from the Washington Times (a terribly ANTI-Christian piece by the way):
About 3,000 Muslims gathered Friday for a first-ever prayer service in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol…
Wow, I guess we should have sued someone for trying to establish Islam as the official religion of Washington, D.C., shouldn't we?
Well, I hope the President doesn't do something to violate the Establishment Clause, like have a religious dinner at the White House, oh wait….
Last night, President Obama continued the White House tradition of hosting an Iftar - the meal that breaks the day of fasting - celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room.
That was August 13, 2010 when that happened.
The Bottom Line is this: This is a blatant attack on Christianity, and no one else. They obviously don't have a problem with Muslim gatherings, and don't educate themselves well enough in the matter to establish evidence to the contrary.