The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a federal lawsuit today against Gov. Rick Perry, questioning the constitutionality of his involvement in “The Response,” his upcoming prayer rally in Houston.
The Wisconsin-based, atheist/agnostic organization is asking the court to decide if Perry’s involvement with the event breaks constitutional law, a Fox affiliate station in Houston reported.
According to an FFRF statement, the complaint focuses on separation of church and state issues, as well as Perry’s partnership with the controversial American Family Association.
The group says the plans amount to “governmental establishment and endorsement of religion, including prayer and fasting, which are not only an ineffectual use of time and government resources, but which can be harmful or counterproductive as a substitute for reasoned action.”
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