Washington, DC –Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, issued the following statement today on the federal court decision overturning the National Day of Prayer. 

Today’s court decision is sure to be controversial. However, those willing to take the time to read it will see that Judge Crabb has crafted a decision that is sensitive to the integrity of religion by keeping government mandates out of it.

Today’s decision makes clear that just because the government may not endorse a religious message, it does not mean that a religious message is harmful. Maintaining clear boundaries between religion and government only serves to strengthen both.



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