USA (MNN) — Liberty Institute has filed an amicus brief in
support of the National Day of Prayer for the appeals case, Freedom from
Religion Foundation v. Obama.
The amicus brief is a brief submitted by someone, not a
party to the case, who volunteers information to help the court decide the
matter at hand. In this case, Liberty Institute submitted the brief,
representing Dr. James Dobson, the Family Research Council (FRC), Focus on the
Family Action (Citizenlink), the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), Let
Freedom Ring, and Liberty Council, among others.
The Justice Department filed an appeal to preserve the
National Day of Prayer after Judge Barbara Crabb ruled back in April that it
was a violation of the First Amendment.
Kelly Shackelford, president/CEO of Liberty Institute, called
Crabb's ruling an attack on America's heritage and an attempt "to undo 200 years of American history," according to PR Newswire.
Since the inception of the United States, Americans have had the
freedom to practice their preferred religion and to gather for prayer when they
wish. If Crabb's case is not repealed, the foundation of this freedom would be
Pray that the court will rule in favor of the National Day of Prayer
and the Justice Department, retaining this national observance day and
religious freedom in the U.S.
You can view the brief submitted by Liberty Institute at tinyurl.com/2837gj5.