It is no secret that the extreme left attacks religion every chance they get. Last year, because of Glenn Beck’s 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally, and the attack on National Prayer Day, the left came out in full force against Glenn Beck’s religious beliefs.
At the August 28, 2010 Restoring Honor Rally, put together by Glenn Beck, he said:
“Today, America begins to turn back to God!”
As we approach May 5, 2011, this year’s National Day of Prayer, the left is at it again. All the same talk show hosts and cable news hosts, some self-proclaimed atheists and socialists, will again attack religion and try to deter the country from celebrating National Prayer Day.
Last year, a federal judge in Wisconsin (Wisconsin again) ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, saying the day amounts to a call for religious action.
A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional Thursday, saying the day amounts to a call for religious action.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic.
“In fact, it is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual’s decision whether and when to pray,” Crabb wrote.
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. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Madison-based group of atheists and agnostics, filed a lawsuit against the federal government in 2008 arguing the day violated the separation of church and state.
Here is the proclamation:
TITLE 36 > Subtitle I > Part A > CHAPTER 1 > § 119
Title 36 of the US Code as currently published by the US Government reflects the laws passed by Congress as of Jan. 5, 2009.
§ 119. National Day of Prayer
The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.
The fact is, that it is not only Glenn Beck, as the liberal media would have you believe, that feel Christians need to turn back to God. Here are the facts:
85% of Americans self-identify as Christians.
11% of the US population identify with a faith other than Christianity
4% of the American population is God-less, 11% worldwide
Crabb proclaiming National Prayer Day unconstitutional is even better than the atheist who tried to sue NASA for Separation of Church and Space, for the following:!
Apollo 8 astronauts read from the book of Genesis while orbitting the moon on Christmas Eve in 1968:
“We are now approaching lunar sunrise and, for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like to send to you.”
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.
Crabb may say: “You don’t have A National Prayer Day”, but 85% of Americans says: “YES WE DO!”