Gov. Rick Perry plans to lead the nation in a day of prayer and fasting next month during an event dubbed The Response.
However, atheist groups in Texas and nationwide say the governor should work harder on fixing the ills of the state instead of wasting his time on prayer.
Joe Zamecki doesn't believe in a god. Nor does he believe Gov. Rick Perry should be spreading the gospel in the name of government.
"I don't care if he is Christian or Baptist or Mormon or Lutheran. I don't care," Zamecki said."Those things do not matter and shouldn't matter and shouldn't be a part of his job."
Zamecki is the state director of American Atheists Incorporated. The national group was founded by the late Madelyn Murray O'Hair, who successfully ended prayer in school in a landmark 1963 Supreme Court case.
Now, the group has another fight on their hands—Gov. Perry’s effort to lead a seven-hour prayer event at Reliant Stadium in Houston Aug. 6. The governor has invited other state leaders and even the President to join him.
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