Friday, April 16, 2010

Reason Wins!

A smart ruling came down yesterday from a federal judge in Wisconsin that finds the National Day of Prayer (or, wishful thinking as I like to call it...) unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic.

"In fact, it is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual's decision whether and when to pray," Crabb wrote.
I’ve no doubt that this will be overturned on appeal, but it’s very gratifying to have another ruling like this on the books. Hope remains…
Oopsy.  PZ beat me to the punch.  Of course.


  1. How fantastic would it be if they appealed to the Supreme Court and they (the SC) upheld the ruling?

  2. Fantastic indeed! In fact, I think that would send an even stronger message.

    Which was probably your point... Whew! It's been a long week.

    Brain power... fading...