Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that struck down annual Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations as a violation of the state’s constitution. The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the lawsuit against the annual prayer proclamations, asserting that they favor religion over non-religion. Gov. Hickenlooper’s decision to appeal the decision came after Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Member of the Prayer Caucus, led fellow Members in sending a letter urging that the annual prayer proclamations be defended.
The petition for review notes that the proclamations being challenged “recognize[e] the National Day of Prayer, an event observed by the federal government and by private organizations in all 50 states—and one that is rooted in more than two centuries of our nation’s history.” Members of the Prayer Caucus have consistently defended the National Day of Prayer, and will continue opposing challenges to this time-honored practice.
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