Monday, June 22, 2009

"Prayer Station" Inside City Hall Is Questioned

In Warren, Michigan, The Tabernacle, a Church of God congregation, has set up a "Prayer Station" inside city hall. The city makes space inside the building available to any non-profit free-of-charge. Similar stations have been set up elsewhere around the city. Today's Detroit News reports that the Freedom from Religion Foundation is nevertheless concerned about the city's not visibly dissociating itself from the prayer booth. It has asked for further information about the city's arrangement with the church. Church volunteers staff the prayer booth, taking down the first name of each person who visits, and asking the person to call or e-mail the church when his or her prayer is answered.