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You may remember the Pentagon decided to dis invite.
An evangelist Franklin Graham from today's national day of prayer event a watchdog group claiming that his past description of Islam as an evil religion.
Might stir up Muslim extremists and that was the reason that that -- was rescinded -- the culture war.
Over this goes way past this one man.
Activists are in overdrive some saying that the national day of prayer should be scrapped in favor of a national day of reason.
Joined now by product Jonathan Morris -- -- -- And Dan parker is co president of the freedom from religion foundation a group who filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming this day is a violation.
Of church and State Department this event and in a lot of people that really get a lot of you know spiritual.
Goodness out of this event so just let them do it they can't do it privately.
On the with the government doing that's different between free speech and government speech read the judges and good decision the United States is a secular country.
Our nation cannot officially endorsed a religious ritual millions of good Americans.
Don't believe in god and we think prayer -- a waste of time prayers counterproductive when we should be working on real solutions prayer can even be dangerous.
-- so let me say that I am off.
In favor of improper separation of church and state.
In which -- government.
Allow -- and protects the freedom freedom for the exercise of religion and secondly.
Does not choose one.
Over another but we're what we're talking about here is a national day of prayer has nothing to do with supporting.
One religion over another in fact it's not -- about religion.
It's about an expression of faith.
And -- you wanna come up with a revision a story of what our founding fathers and our country.
Mean and care about in terms of faith.
You're never going to be able to say that they didn't believe in and and a higher power.
On whom we are dependant and whose help we need what about those of us without -- what about those of us who think faith is dangerous.
We are being excluded in frozen out of this site about it I think you're -- if I like it rallies that you're you're suggesting that you're being excluded from a day of prayer and -- and when you say that prayer is dangerous.
Let me let me saying I'm being excluded from some event that you're reporting on that I don't believe then we're going through tough times in our country.
Let's allow good people who want to ask god for help -- to have that possibility.
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