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To pray or not to pray?

MADISON (WKOW) -- To pray or not to pray?

That's the issue government leaders across the country are facing after a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer set for May 6 was unconstitutional.

The ruling can't take effect until all appeals are exhausted. But that's not stopping atheists and prayer advocates from firing off letters, e-mails and even planning to put up billboards to convince state and local leaders across the country to see things their way.

Religious advocates have sent letters to local officials telling them their participation is perfectly legal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is preparing a counter-campaign of letters to mayors and governors imploring them not to take part in any prayer events.

 

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