Skip to comments.[Freedom From Religion Foundation] asks court to bar [Gov. Rick] Perry from Houston prayer rally
Posted on 07/13/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A group of atheists and agnostics is suing to stop Texas Governor Rick Perry from participating in his much-trumpeted prayer rally in Houston next month.
The suit says the Republican governor, who is considering a run for president, is officially endorsing evangelical Christianity in violation of the U.S. Constitution by organizing and promoting the event as a state leader and on his official Texas governor's website.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, a government and religion watchdog group that says it has 16,600 members, filed the suit on Wednesday in a federal district court in Houston.
A Perry spokesman said the governor is moving ahead with the event, billed as "The Response" and hosted by the Mississippi-based American Family Association, a conservative Christian activist group.
"Governor Perry believes the prayer event will serve as an opportunity for Americans to pray together for our nation," spokesman Mark Miner told Reuters on Tuesday.
"This lawsuit does not affect plans for the event and it will proceed as scheduled."
"The Response" is set for August 6 at Houston's Reliant Stadium.
.....The rally is free and open to the public.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
This was on KLBJ this morning. There are something like 700 of this group in Texas. I say we have them meet in Houston and see how many Christians show up to open a can of whoop @$$ on them.
All you’d need is the Houston FReepers to skeer them all the way back to their Northern cave in a hurry! :)
Got to get Whyisa there too.
That would be good! Geez, wish we could have ourselves a rally for this. Just too hard to organize. :)
With his wife Anita locked in step with her husband, they'll be a match for the MSM.
The worst thing I've read that they could say about her is that she doesn't smile enough, that someone needs to goose her.
And Rick Perry's mom Amelia and her quilting should drive the MSM to the brink.
This will be something to watch.
Haha - you think I’m scary?
No. LOL, just trying to alert Houston area FReepers.
“Watchdog group” is what they call virulent anti-Christians these days, eh?
Makes you feel like a target.
I agree with your tag line!
Thanks. I've now found two (out of 16) employees who voted the won, and neither will vote for him again.