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RELIGION: Abolish National Day of Prayer

Letter by Carole Lee, Puyallup on May 9, 2012 at 11:29 am | 44 Comments »
May 9, 2012 11:30 am

I read an article in the Puyallup Herald about the National Day of Prayer event held in Puyallup. It stated that worship leaders of the event included a military chaplain, a state representative, first responders and the police chief. The mayor spoke at the event.

What in the world is going on? Government officials and public employees leading a religious event? Were they acting in an “official” capacity? Was this event city-sanctioned? Were any tax dollars used to pay for this event? Were other faiths besides Christianity participating, or asked to participate, in this event? The questions go on and on.

This country’s very foundation is the separation of church and state matters. Our religious freedom, our very existence as a free democratic republic, demand it. A national day of prayer endorsing Christianity is absurd and terrifying to me, and I am a Christian. It is past time to stop this tradition.

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