The Religious Right’s Bizarre Understanding of the Establishment Clause
Every once in a while we get an insight into the rather unique views that drive the Religious Right agenda and realize that they tend to inhabit a world of their own.
Take, for instance, this brief filed by the Liberty Institute on behalf to James Dobson, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family Action, Liberty Counsel and nearly thirty other Religious Right groups in support of the National Day of Prayer in the case of Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama.[…]
Link here, includes PDF of the brief. Takeaway:
Apparently, the First Amendment means that the US government is obligated to declare a National Day of Prayer because failure to do so would be “an act of hostility to religion” and therefore a violation of the Establishment Clause.
That’s right - to the Religious Right, the “neutrality” required by the Establishment Clause actually requires Congress to promote religion.
Idiots. Reminder: the Family is behind the National Day of Prayer.