US judge finds National Day of Prayer unconstitutional
Catholic World News - April 16, 2010
A US federal district court judge has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. Affirming a complaint brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Judge Barbara Crabb said that the presidential designation of a day of prayer "goes beyond mere 'acknowledgment' of religion because its sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function in this context."
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