Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

ACLU seeks records on Perry prayer event

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU
 
sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 12:19 PM
Original message
ACLU seeks records on Perry prayer event
Houston Chronicle 7/20/11

ACLU seeks records on Perry prayer event

The American Civil Liberties Union filed open-records requests Wednesday to determine how much public money will be spent on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's prayer event at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6.

Dubbed "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis," and funded by the Mississippi-based American Family Association and other fundamentalist Christian organizations, the all-day event is expected to attract several thousand people. The ACLU of Texas has requested information from the governor's office, the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the city of Houston, as well as auditor's and fire marshal's offices.

"We are concerned that Governor Perry is using public office to endorse a sectarian religious event and to advance specific Christian beliefs," Lisa Graybill, legal director of the ACLU of Texas, said in a statement. "We are seeking information on the degree to which state resources have been or will be used for the planning and promotion of this event and for state officials' participation in it."

Graybill said the ACLU wasn't seeking to prevent the event, but filed the request for the sake of transparency.

She added: "Governor Perry has said there have been no improprieties and that's fine, but the taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent."


Yea ACLU-TX!! :applause: :applause: :applause:

:kick:
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
They_Live Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 12:55 PM
Response to Original message
1. Good!
Publicly audit Perry! Audit Perry Often!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Dec 14th 2018, 12:19 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC