Public Prayer Gathering Prohibited at the US Capitol Building for The National Day of Prayer

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For the first time in 70 years, there will be no public prayer gathering at the US Capitol Building during The National Day of Prayer on May 6.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was denied a permit to hold a prayer service at the Capitol on The National Day of Prayer.

Peaceful First Amendment activities continue to be prohibited on the grounds of the United States Capitol.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The president is required by law (36 U.S.C. § 119) to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

Recently, Rev. Mahoney filed a federal lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi and Vice-President Harris seeking injunctive relief to hold a public Good Friday Service at the Capitol after his permit application was denied.

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By CNJ Staff

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