Texas Governor Rick Perry's (R) plans to hold a blatantly Christian prayerfest in partnership with Christian extremist hate groups is more than enough to earn him Idiot of the Week recognition. Every American should be embarrassed of a state governor who has so little idea of the reasons behind setting our nation up as a secular democracy. There are many valid reasons to keep church and state separate, even more separate than a literal reading of the Constitution suggests. Shame on Rick Perry for this sort of exclusionary pandering.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the August 6 rally. Once again, it falls on the secular community to point out that government officials have no business sponsoring events to promote religion.
For more on Perry, see this article by Forrest Wilder from The Texas Observer.
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