"Wisconsin: Prayer Day Ruled Unconstitutional
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: April 15, 2010
Judge Barbara Crabb of United States District Court in Madison ruled Thursday that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. Judge Crabb issued the ruling in a lawsuit brought by an atheists and agnostics group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, against former President George W. Bush’s administration. The group, based in Madison, argued that the day violated the separation of church and state. Congress established the day in 1952. In 1988, it set the first Thursday in May as the day for presidents to issue proclamations asking Americans to pray."
If a rant for progress--as if it was needed--toward the erroneous ideologies that contend over this subject weren't blatantly obvious enough for certain bigoted, evangelical, bible-humping, redneck intolerances...well I wouldn't need this blog. However, this singular event illustrates the most 'American' act of a Judicial system We've seen in a very, very long strand happenings.
That said, there is a huge upset in the Christian community here in the States the purports an over-exaggerated, yet over-simplified perversion of the ruling, but to paraphrase the pedantry of the intolerant-folk: "You can't tell me I can't pray to Jesus!" as if this was the case, "This is Christian Country! All we're doin' is prayin' for America!" (keep in mind these quotes are paraphrases)
The case here is rather simple; o.k. This isn't about Anti-religious groups extending a fight invitation toward the religious community, but merely what does and does not hold up in a court of law in the fairest manner as per the U.S. Constitution. If the American Government vouches for a prayer day for any one religious Cult, then it would have to vouch for them all. I have a very positive assertion that if it were an Islamic prayer, or a Hindu prayer, there would be different connotation in the objection of the ruling by those so outraged. Also, as per the First Amendment: