Texas Governor Rick Perry invited fellow governors to "a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our troubled nation." The event is scheduled for August 6th in a Houston stadium. Criticism came quickly with opponents claiming it was a political move to help Perry gain more attention ahead of a possible run at the White House. Others who advocate a separation of church and state were negative about the event. And still others suggest it looks like an evangelical Christian revival. The New York Times notes, "Gay rights groups are also objecting because Mr. Perry placed the event in the hands of conservative religious groups that not only oppose gay marriage but also stridently condemn homosexuality." A spokesperson for Perry states that no public money is involved noting the event is being paid for by the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group. Rather than being inclusive, opponents cite that the meeting has "adopted the American Family Association statement of faith," which includes "the infallibility of the Bible, the centrality of Jesus Christ and the eternal damnation that awaits nonbelievers."
The question: Do you support such an event or oppose it? Please share your thoughts.