Lawsuit Against National Day Of Prayer Tossed Out

04.15.11 |

 The National Day of Prayer is on. A lawsuit to get it tossed this year was thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit determined that "a feeling of alienation" was not sufficient legal grounds for the atheist group "Freedom From Religion Foundation" to file suit. In other words, observing something you don't agree with is not an "injury"-- as the group alleged. The Alliance Defense Fund, which offered defense, said the group had no legal standing to attack the National Day of Prayer simply because it's offended by religion. Just 19 days away, May 5th marks the 60th National Day of Prayer. It began in 1952, under President Harry Truman. All 50 governors, along with every U.S. president since, have issued proclamations in honor of the day.