Thursday, April 22, 2010

Judge’s ruling won’t stop prayer day, Oklahoma organizer says

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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1 comment:

  1. The Legislature and the Senate are acting like an amateur gynecologist," State Sen. Jim Wilson (D-Tahlequah) said in an interview in the Tulsa World or

    "This is not about abortion. This is about the Bible."

    Oklahoma Senate Passes Five Controversial Abortion Bills
    Grace Huang, Truthout: "The Oklahoma Senate passed five abortion bills Monday night, which opponents have said will severely limit a woman's ability to get an abortion and would entail some of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country. One of the bills would force a woman to get an ultrasound at least one hour prior to an abortion and be shown the image and given a detailed explanation of it, even if she wishes otherwise."
    Read the Article

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