National Day of Prayer

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Rick Perry: God Forgives 'Oops' Moments

Says he's 'praying' for Obama's wisdom

(Newser) - Rick Perry isn't letting one little catastrophic onstage meltdown bother him. At a National Day of Prayer breakfast today, Perry was introduced with a crack about his infamous "oops" moment. "You meant to say 'whoop' as a proud Texas Aggie," the host said, according to... More »

Palin: US Law Should Be Based on the Bible

'Our unalienable rights come from God.'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin was on the O’Reilly Factor last night talking about the National Day of Prayer, but she went a bit further than her usual party line of calling America a Christian nation. “I think we should keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our... More »

Graham Cut From Pentagon Pray-In After Muslim Dig

Preacher gets the boot over anti-Islam comments

(Newser) - The Pentagon has decided that a preacher who says Islam is "vile and evil" and that Muslims can only be accepted by God through faith in Jesus isn't an appropriate speaker for an all-faith prayer event. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has been disinvited from National Day of... More »

Atheists Ask Obama to Scrap Day of Prayer

They prefer 'National Day of Reason'

(Newser) - The American Humanist Association wants Barack Obama to declare a “National Day of Reason” on May 6, instead of a National Day of Prayer. A federal judge last week declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, saying it was an “inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function,... More »

Obama's Toned-Down Take on Day of Prayer Irks Some

(Newser) - President Obama has opted to observe today’s National Day of Prayer in private, a sharp turn from his predecessor’s policies that angers at least one organization, the Boston Globe reports. President Bush held public celebrations at the White House. “We are disappointed in the lack of participation... More »

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