The National Day of Prayer and the Religious Right

We haven’t had a chance to keep up with the controversy surrounding the National Day of Prayer, but Frederick Clarkson of the blog Talk2Action has. He writes:

The congressionally authorized event is held annually, and the franchise to host official, and often controversial Day- related events is held by Shirley Dobson, wife of James. The official National Day of Prayer Taskforce operates out of the HQ of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. The legislation authorizing also reveals the role of the secretive network known as The Family, in shaping our national culture and political conversation, as detailed in the forthcoming book by Jeff Sharlet, who gave me permission to reveal some important facts from the manuscript of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

Have a look.

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