Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 National Day of Prayer - NOT Cancelled

There are rumors flying around the Internet regarding President Obama cancelling the 2010 National Day of Prayer. This is not true - he has merely chosen to not hold an official ceremony (for the second year in a row so as to "not offend anybody"). The merits and issues surrounding that decision, breaking with years of tradition can be debated separately, but there is no cancellation of NDP by the President. As well, President Obama will issue a Congressionalyl mandated proclamation as he did in 2009. The National Day of Prayer was established by Harry S Truman in 1952 and Ronald Reagan in 1988 as an annual observance "for people of all faiths" and is run every year by the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The National Day of Prayer was ruled unconstitutional yesterday, though as it is being stayed on appeal, the decision will not affect the 2010 Day. *UPDATE* - Gateway Pundit wrote a post about the decision.

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