The Arizona Republic reports ‘Atheist group sues governor over prayer day‘:
Gov. Jan Brewer is being sued for issuing proclamations in support of an Arizona Day of Prayer.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court, alleges that Brewer’s actions were unconstitutional because they violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion. The lawsuit seeks an injunction preventing the governor from issuing similar proclamations in the future.
Brewer‘s actions were unconstitutional because they violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion.
For those who don’t know, Arizona’s Governor is not the United States Congress. So there is no way she can be violating the First Amendment, which states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It doesn’t take a constitutional law scholar to be able to read the First Amendment and know who it is restricting. But you do have to be literate.