Shortly after the news broke today that FFRF won its National Day of Prayer lawsuit, the White House tweeted: "As he did last year, President Obama intends to recognize a National Day of Prayer" with a link to the presidential proclamation from 2009.
Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor expressed surprise and disappointment at the White House's response to "tweet" over a constitutional issue of this magnitude.
"President Obama is a constitutional scholar, and knows the issues at stake. He couldn't possibly have read the 66-page historic ruling by Federal Judge Barbara Crabb at the time of this 'tweet,' " said Gaylor.
Twitter is a public forum, so please tweet back that you object to the National Day of Prayer! Twitter is easy to use, and to tweet back at the White House, simply start your tweet with:
Here's one example of a recent tweet from Twitter's "Public Timeline":
Killarny: @whitehouse Can we have a National Day of Atheism too? Or how about honoring the separation of church and state? :)
While you're in the Twitterverse, check out FFRF's Twitter account: http://twitter.com/FFRF
Ask President Obama not to issue a prayer proclamation and to accept Judge Crabb's ruling! Phone the White House comment line and ask them not to appeal this wise decision. Let them know you are offended by the president participating in the National Day of Prayer.
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
Action Alert by Bonnie Gutsch