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Why Presidents Should Boycott Prayer Breakfasts

Why Presidents Should Boycott Prayer Breakfasts

President Barack Obama’s 2,562-word speech to the National Prayer Breakfast was an exercise in pure, unadulterated political pandering.

In an action alert to members today, the Family Research Council is blaming “the Obama Administration’s continuing track-record of hostility toward Christianity” for William ‘Jerry’ Boykin’s decision to withdraw from…

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Bad Breakfast: Annual Prayer Confab Offers Another Helping of Religion Mixed with Politics

The National Prayer Breakfast is predicated on a mentality of “us” (good, godly Americans who embrace faith, preferably the conservative Christian kind) and “them” (everyone else).

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Jerry Boykin has been going on a media tour to all the usual Religious Right outlets to play the victim after deciding to withdraw from an event at West Point following uproar over his virulently anti-Muslim rhetoric. Boykin told the Christian Broadcas…

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has written a Jan. 31 letter to the U.S. Military Academy calling for it to do some “soul searching” over West Point’s annual so-called “National Prayer Breakfast”.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has contacted four federal agencies over what appears to be egregious violations of federal law by publicizers of the National Prayer Breakfast.

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National Prayer Breakfast serves up an unlawful mixture of state/church

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a cautionary letter to President Barack Obama asking him to once again disassociate the Oval Office from the so-called annual "National Prayer Breakfast" taking place on Thursday, Feb. 2. Obama is scheduled to once again participate.

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Today, anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney is defending Jerry Boykin, who collaborated with Gaffney on the Team B II report concerning the purported threat of Sharia Law, from calls that West Point drop Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer event. …

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Retired Gen. Jerry Boykin was the featured speaker at this morning’s "Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast" in Ocean City, in spite of calls for city officials not to give a platform to the promoter of religious bigotry and discrimination. RWW has docume…

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With Jerry Boykin set to keynote the Mayor’s Prayer breakfast in Ocean City, Maryland on Thursday, pressure is increasing on city officials to drop the controversial speaker. Boykin routinely spouts extremist views, including calling for&nbs…

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