National Day of Prayer Is Today; Of Course, Jan Brewer Volunteers Arizona's Participation Again

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It's a big day on Governor Jan Brewer's holy front, as she's pulling out all the stops today for the annual National Day of Prayer.

Brewer's office announced today that the governor signed a declaration calling today the "Arizona Day of Prayer." She also said she's filing a motion with the Arizona Superior Court in an attempt to dismiss a lawsuit against her over her penchant for calling prayer days, and she issued a reminder of why the governor believes prayer is important.

Sometimes Brewer proclaims prayers should be said so that God can help out with the economy or the state budget, but today's just the regular ol' prayer day -- no specific needs for Arizona are mentioned in Brewer's proclamation today.

After past years, groups have attempted to sue over the constitutionality of Brewer's prayer days, but they've been unsuccessful.

Don't worry, Arizonans -- Brewer says she's going to keep fighting for her prayer days just for you.

"I'll keep fighting for our ability to commemorate a voluntary Day of Prayer, because I know how important it is to the many Arizonans who rely on the power of prayer during times of both triumph and tragedy," Brewer says. "Our ability to gather, worship and pray is one of the most valuable freedoms granted to us by the Constitution. I encourage everyone -- regardless of race, creed or political persuasion - to exercise that freedom today as we pray for the safety of our service members, our State and our Nation."

Brewer's spokesman previously defended the prayer days to New Times, saying the call for prayer is non-denominational and "open-ended enough" for just about person who believes in a god.

You may notice the non-believers kind of get shafted for prayer days.

Either way, read Brewer's proclamation so you know what to pray about.


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10 comments
sarum
sarum

I still remember the last tragedy where Nappy read from the Bible in Tucson and I still remember my physical reaction to her doing so. . . . . gagging punctuated by hysterical laughter.

David85742
David85742

Thank God for Gov. Brewer, that she takes a stand for the majority of all Arizonans who do believe in God . My prayer to all those who choose to not to follow God or do not believe in him is that that your hearts are opened to him and that your spirit of unbelief be cast down in Jesus name , amen.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Brewer says. "Our ability to gather, worship and pray is one of the most
valuable freedoms granted to us by the Constitution."

Sorry Jan but freedom FROM having YOUR religion shoved down our throats is one of the most valuable freedoms granted to us by the Constitution.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

I'm fine with this as long as Brewer declares an equal number of Arizona Day's Without Prayer.

Brewer's priorities are pathetic. 

Seasalt
Seasalt

 Whatever that means.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Freedom from having Debbie Lesko's and Terri Proud's religious beliefs dictating what happens with other women's vaginas and wombs should also be protected under that same Constitution!

sarum
sarum

The Christian Right has alot of money.

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