National Prayer Day: Unconstitutional ?
POSTED: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 12:19pm
TYLER - Local East Texas Grassroots members say the National Day of Prayer is constitutional and is protected in the first Amendment. This comes after a federal Wisconsin judge said otherwise Thursday.
A Wisconsin based atheist group filed a lawsuit in Judge Barbara Crabb's court claiming the day was unconstitutional and that it made people without religion feel left out.
Crabb sided with the group agreeing with their claims.
The National Day of Prayer has been reserved for the first Thursday of May since 1988, but was first founded by Harry Truman in 1952.
What are your thoughts on praying in public or having a national day of prayer? Should it stay or go?
Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com