Friday, April 16, 2010

National Day of Prayer Ruled Unconstitutional

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Judge Barbara Crab ruled yesterday that the law specifying the annual establishment of a national day of prayer, "goes beyond 'mere' acknowledgement of religion because it's sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function."

As you know, the 2010 National Day of Prayer is scheduled in May. Certainly people of faith do not need a Presidential proclamation in order to pray, however this speaks much about the forces that seek to destroy this country from within.

Traditionally, our country has turned to national prayer in times of difficulty, as lately as September 11, 2001. At a time when our country is facing difficulties on many fronts, one would hope we would have the wisdom to once again turn to a national expression of prayer.

I am reminded that it has been said that "NERO fiddled while Rome burned."

While it has also been said that Nero fiddling while Rome burned was merely folklore, Suetonius and Cassius Dio said that Nero actually sang, "Sack of IIium" in stage costume while the city burned.

"Sack of IIium" is a lost epic of ancient Greek literature which told the story of the Trojan War in epic verse. The work begins with the Trojans discussing what to do with the wooden Trojan Horse that was left behind after the massacre.

Patrick Henry once said, "When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains."

God help us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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