**Media Advisory** Members of Congress Defend National Day of Prayer

Congressman J. Randy Forbes

Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Mancari

April 19, 2010

(202) 225-6365

**Media Advisory**

Members of Congress Defend National Day of Prayer

Members Respond to Federal Judge Ruling National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Ambassador Tony Hall (D-OH), along with Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and faith leaders will hold a bipartisan press conference on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 responding to a federal judge’s ruling last week that a federal law designating a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb issued the decision in a case filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that challenged the constitutionality of a 1988 federal law. The law requires the president to designate the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer. Members of Congress, along with leaders of faith organizations, will join together in responding to the federal judge’s decision last week, to discuss the history of the National Day of Prayer and affirm the right of Americans to pray according to their faith.

WHO: Rep. J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Prayer Caucus Co-Chairman

Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10), Sponsor of Original 1988 Bill Enacting a National Day of Prayer

Ambassador Tony Hall, Sponsor of Original 1988 Bill Enacting a National Day of Prayer

Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04)

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus

WHAT: A bipartisan press conference where Members of Congress, along with prominent faith leaders, respond to a decision by a U.S. federal judge who ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. Members will discuss the history of the National Day of Prayer and affirm the right of Americans to pray according to their faith.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

1:00 p.m.

WHERE: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol’s East Front

Since 1952, U.S. presidents have issued a proclamation designating a National Day of Prayer. For more information on the bipartisan Congressional Prayer Caucus, visit forbes.house.gov/prayercaucus/.

Advertisements

About CPCFoundation

An unprecedented, nationwide movement of praying Legislators and citizens who are taking action to protect our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to **Media Advisory** Members of Congress Defend National Day of Prayer

  1. Del says:

    It cannot be denied that America’s founders established, at His direction, a Judeo-Christian nation. 53 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were recorded to have made a written or oral profession of Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

    The call to, or the designation of a day of national prayer does not establish a “state religion” and is therefore not an infringement on the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment. It is also an open invitation to any who desire to participate, with no threats of compulsion if they choose not to and is therefore within the “freedom of worship” clause of the Amendment.

    Judge Crabb is in gross ignorance of the Constitution and should be removed from her office. “The Judges, both of the supreme court and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good behaviour, …” The Constitution of the United States; Atrticle III, Section 1.

    “…to the Glory of Almighty God!”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s