The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is a federally mandated religious observance that undermines the core of the First Amendment, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
"It is wholly inconsistent with the principles of the First Amendment for the government to set aside a special 'prayer day' for the nation," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. "Americans don't need official instruction from politicians on when and how to pray." Read more