National Day of Prayer declared unconstitutional

Yesterday the United States District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin declared that the National Day of Prayer is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.  Though I'm generally a big fan of keeping church and state separate, I'll reserve comment on the particulars of this case until I read the ruling (found here, as a pdf).  Until then, here are some links to articles I found helpful:

Howard Friedman's Religion Clause blog: National Day of Prayer Declared Unconstitutional

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Freedom blog: Judge Rules National Day of Prayer Law Unconstitutional

The Christian Science Monitor: Federal Judge: National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional

Also, I wrote about the National Day of Prayer a few years ago, here: Why I don't like the National Day of Prayer

Published by Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. Veteran. Jedi. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

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