Family Research Council

Breakfast of Champions includes Prayer


By Tony Perkins
April 30, 2013

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At a Mississippi prayer breakfast, atheists are really stepping up to the plate. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In Hattiesburg, a group of liberal activists is trying to stick a fork in the Mayor's prayer breakfast. Serving up its usual talking points, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Mayor Johnny DuPree demanding he pull out of the May 2nd event. "[It's] grossly illegal... for the City to be hosting... supporting, or otherwise promoting a patently religious [breakfast]," they claim. Stop selling tickets and take down the website, they warn, or the Foundation will sue. Go ahead and try, says Alliance Defending Freedom, which sent its own letter, explaining the truth about the First Amendment. "You can be confident that your participation in the [breakfast is a] constitutionally protected activit[y]," ADF writes, citing the long tradition of Presidents praying publicly. If anyone's going to have egg on their face over this breakfast, it's the Left. Because so far, this Mayor's not waffling.

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