Ahhhh, America, home of freedom of religion. That is, unless you decide to have an opening prayer at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
That’s exactly what Glenn Beck had planned to do during a Aug. 27, the night before his “Restoring Honor” rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. When Beck, who is renting the center himself, was asked if he would compromise he responded by saying, “You tell them, that not only will I’ll do an opening prayer, I’ll do a closing prayer …. in fact, take this down, it is a night full of prayer.”
In the end, Kennedy Center officials relented (or, according to a sardonic Beck, said they would “allow it”). Regardless of how many prayers there will be, expect at least one to end, not with “Amen” but “Screw You!”