Hard to believe, but a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled last spring that our National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional because it calls on citizens to take part in a religious activity. Judge Barbara Crabb said the statute that created the National Day of Prayer violates the First Amendment. Judge Crabb was appointed about 30 years ago by President Jimmy Carter, and this is one more example of how Carter betrayed the evangelical Christians who elected him.
If you remember, when campaigning for the presidency, Jimmy Carter told everyone he was a Christian. The Christians rallied to his support and gave this one-term Governor of a southern state his margin of victory. Jimmy Carter appointed more judges than any U.S. President in one four-year term. Then, Carter betrayed his supporters by appointing a long list of federal judges who have handed down anti-religion decisions. Carter's judges all turned out to be liberals. Anytime you hear of a federal judge ruling against "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the erection of Ten Commandments monuments, a cross to honor our veterans, or prayer, it's a pretty good bet that the judge was appointed by Jimmy Carter. The famous Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit was a Carter appointee.
This decision against the National Day of Prayer is now on appeal in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and we hope this outrageous ruling will be overruled. Every President beginning with Harry Truman in 1952 has issued a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, and we certainly should not allow anti-religion judges to take it away. Christians should wake up and realize that the atheists and secularists are determined to remove all recognition of religion from public life. That suppression of religion is absolutely not required by our Constitution, and we should not permit supremacist judges pretend that it is.
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