ACLU plans alternative event to Perry's prayer rally

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas plans on holding an alternative to Governor Rick Perry's prayer rally here in Houston.

The ACLU calls it a "Family, Faith and Freedom" celebration to promote "inclusivity and diversity." The ACLU has been critical of Gov. Perry, saying his promotion of the prayer rally is a violation of the separation of church and state. Gov. Perry's spokesperson says no taxpayer dollars are being used to put on the rally.

The governor's event, "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis," is being held August 6 at Reliant Stadium. The ACLU event will be held August 5. A time and place is still being worked out.

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