I know you guys might have been concerned about the state of this country, but luckily for us, Presidential nominee and Governor of Texas Rick Perry has offered a solution: “The Response,” not so coincidentally taking place on the national day of prayer, will have thousands of Americans gather at the Houston Stadium to solve the problems of our nation by mumbling to themselves for extended periods of time. Perry describes why he made the event:
“Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response. Therefore, on August 6, thousands will gather to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose.”
Unfortunately some particularly anti-American individuals at the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" (FFRF) thought this was a bad idea and sued, saying that they “strongly oppose the 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.” Rough. They also seemed to have a problem with the issuance of an official proclamation for the event that bears the State Seal of the State of Texas. They cite something about how The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits government officials from taking actions that endorse or establish religions.
But don’t worry, fellow Americans. On July 29th Jesus won again, as the Christian organization “American Center for Law And Justice” successfully defended against the FFRF, and the Texas Federal Court dismissed the lawsuit saying that they lacked merit to sue.
I for one welcome our new mumbling overlords.