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Rep. Chip Limehouse Pushing for Creation of the South Carolina State Day of Prayer

April 23, 2010

Smith II Report

Rep. Chip Limehouse Pushing for Creation of the South Carolina State Day of Prayer

By Michael S. Smith II

South Carolina Representative H.B. “Chip” Limehouse III today confirmed that on Tuesday, April 27, Limehouse will introduce a bill calling for the creation of an official South Carolina State Day of Prayer. If his bill becomes law, South Carolina’s official Day of Prayer will coincide with the National Day of Prayer, which has been observed on the first Thursday of May since 1988.

According to Rep. Limehouse, the bill has been drafted in response to his concerns regarding a declaration recently issued by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb. On April 15, the Wisconsin-based federal judge stated the U.S. law authorizing the National Day of Prayer violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on government endorsement of religion.

Discussing the judge’s position, Limehouse stated:  “This opens the door for the liberal activists running the show in Washington today to do away with the National Day of Prayer. So if they do that, I want South Carolinians to continue to be able to observe what so many of us think is a very important day for our country and for our state.”

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  1. May 3, 2010 6:49 PM

    Somebody better tell chip the limehouse the 3rd that unless he knows the exact day of creation,,,,,,,,,he is history in South Carolina Republican politics as a doomdays spokensperson for God

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