Monday, April 19, 2010

Sign Free Petition To ask President Obama to Reinstate National Day of Prayer

click to read full article from Christian News Wire

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Federal Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in favor of atheist complainers at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, that government recognition of prayer violates the First Amendment. Crabb claimed her decision "carries out the Founders' plan of preserving religious liberty to the fullest extent possible in a pluralistic society," proving she actually believes the Founding Fathers, who prayed to the Judeo-Christian God in Congress, would now suddenly oppose public acts of prayer.
The Pray In Jesus Name Project, led by Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, has already gathered several thousand paper and electronic petition signatures asking President Obama to defend and reinstate public observance of the National Day of Prayer, which Congress created in 1952.
To sign the FREE petition asking President Obama to reinstate NDOP, visit: Please also help our petition go viral by tweeting these words on Twitter/Facebook: "Sign Free Petition: Ask President Obama to reinstate the National Day of Prayer. Please re-tweet many times."
But thus far, White House officials have not yet agreed to meet with Chaplain Klingenschmitt, or receive his petitions. Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 to leave a comment for Joshua Dubois, leader of Obama's faith initiative.
"As a former Navy Chaplain who was punished for praying 'in Jesus name' in uniform," said Klingenschmitt, "I will be joining thousands of people and scores of national ministry leaders at the event on May 1st, to pray at the Lincoln Memorial. I hereby invite President Obama to come pray with us, and receive our petitions in person that day."


Bill Long said...

Consider this:
From the moment you entrust to your government the power to establish for you a religious observance (for instance, an arbitrarily chosen "Day of Prayer"), you also grant this same government the power to take away that observance from you. Now, is this really what you are after?
Tell me:
If any decide to pray, what government on earth could stop them? Or are you after something more...dramatic? bombastic, perhaps?

Bill Long said...

It was the National Day of Prayer which the President decided not to mark with a White House ceremony. It was on the constitutionality of this National Day of Prayer which Judge Crabb made her ruling, such as it was.
Yet I see it is your agenda to send the old National Day of Prayer packing and to replace it outright with an exclusively Christian Day of Prayer. Considering the tossed salad bowl of religious identities represented in these fifty states, yours is certainly a narrow-minded notion.
"Welcome everybody to the United Christian States of America. If you don't love Jesus, well, 'bye!"
If you can sell such an obtuse scheme to the American people, I suppose we'll really end up with the government we deserve.