Some weeks, our attention is focused on a certain subject, and this week it was the misbegotten National Day of Prayer.
“The officially sanctioned National Day of Prayer — observed on May 2 this year — goes against the spirit of the secular Constitution,” FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor asserts in an op-ed written for the Tribune News Service and published in the Atlantic City newspaper. She uncovers the evangelical origins of the day (hint: it involves a certain Rev. Graham) and contends that “it’s high time to end this phony tradition.”
On our Facebook Live “Ask an Atheist” feature, FFRF Co-President Dan Barker and Legal Assistant Kristina Daleiden are joined via Skype with Sarah Levin of the Secular Coalition of America to discuss what the week actually means for us secular activists.