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Federal judge rules Day of Prayer unconstitutional

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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. The ruling was made because of a lawsuit in Wisconsin, claiming the Day of Prayer violates separation of church and state.

Friday, some East Texas community leaders who honor the Day of Prayer locally, weighed in.

"It makes me want to pray more," said Brian Brandt, with the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast committee. "It challenges me to stand up and say I am going to pray for America, for it's leaders. Our country is founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs. You look at our founding fathers and how they prayed in preparation to lead our country."

"I think it reminds us that the culture has changed and we need to respond to it," said Debbie Isham, a Mayor's Prayer Breakfast organizer. "Quite frankly, we need to respond with more prayer, not less."

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