(ConservativeInsider.org) – Our country was built on Christian values, with prayer and faith as cornerstones of the nation. But, for the first time in decades, no official public service will be held on federal government grounds on the National Day of Prayer.
This week, Reverend Patrick Mahoney was denied a permit to hold a prayer service at the US Capitol Building on May 6, the National Day of Prayer. He shared the startling news on Twitter:
For the first time in 70 years, there will be NO public prayer service at the US Capitol on the National Day of Prayer. Brothers and sisters, free speech and public expressions of faith are in danger! #ProtectFreeSpeech #FirstAmendment #FreeTheCapitol #NationalDayOfPrayer pic.twitter.com/JaODOyO6W5
— Rev. Patrick Mahoney (@revmahoney) May 4, 2021
The National Day of Prayer began in 1952, when a bill was passed allowing the president to set aside one day each year to pray for our nation. But, Democrats are now using the events of January 6 as an excuse to limit access to the Capitol grounds, even for such a time-honored tradition as this.
Understandably, Reverend Mahoney is upset that Americans are unable to exercise their religious freedom at the US Capitol building on the National Day of Prayer as they have for years. This is the second time that Democrats have denied Mahoney a permit to publicly pray this year, but he’s pursuing the case in court. Hopefully, Conservatives will rally behind this man to help protect our freedom of religion and our right to pray in public.
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