Judge’s ruling won’t stop prayer day, Oklahoma organizer says
quotes from OK AU's president, Mike Fuller:
"I was in complete and total agreement with her ruling, but the fact that she ruled that way caught me totally by surprise,” said Mike Fuller, president of the Oklahoma City chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
"The National Day of Prayer should never have been established, and I hope this ruling withstands any appeals which may occur.”
Congress established the day in 1952 and in 1988 set the first Thursday in May as the day for presidents to issue proclamations asking Americans to pray.
Meanwhile, Fuller and the Rev. Bruce Prescott said they are waiting to see what happens next regarding Crabb’s ruling.
"Our government does not have any business directing the citizens of this country on when, how or if to pray,” Fuller said.
Prescott, a Baptist minister and director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists, shared similar sentiments. Prescott, who also is president of the Norman chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the country is better off if the government remains neutral in matters of religion.
"The government shouldn’t be telling people to pray. Let the preachers do that,” he said.
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