Submitted by William
Christian groups are applauding the August 6 “Day of Prayer,” but not everyone thinks states should be promoting one religion over another.
The day-of-prayer proclamation was signed by LePage June 6 following Perry’s appeal in May to the nation’s other governors to support the event.
In the proclamation, LePage writes that a day of prayer is an opportunity for Mainers to “turn to God in humility for wisdom, mercy and direction” during “times of trouble.”
…”According to the Bible, the answer to a nation in such crisis is to gather in humility and repentance and ask God to intervene,” the site reads.
Perry’s event has spawned a federal lawsuit from a group composed of atheists and agnostics. The group argues that Perry’s day of prayer violates the constitutional ban on the government endorsing a specific religion.