NYT Op-Ed: 'Response' Rally 'Defies Reason'

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A reporter from The New York Times recently bashed Gov. Rick Perry's massive prayer meeting held in Houston last weekend.

More than 30,000 people answered Texas Republican governor's call to pray for the country.

However, journalist Frank Bruni wrote in an op-ed on  Saturday that turning to prayer as a solution for the nation's woes "defied reason."
"Seeking relief from the country's woes through a louder, more ardent appeal to god strikes us as too much hope invested in too magical a solution," he said. 
"It suspends disbelief and defies rigorous reason," he concluded.

Jordan Sekulow, director of policy and international operations for the American Center for Law And Justice's, strongly disagreed with Bruni's assessment.

"Christians in government, Christians in America, in society are probably the most organized grass roots force, which he admits in this article and then acts like we just sit back and pray to God for a miracle to happen and then do nothing else," Sekulow charged.

"Yes, we believe in divine intervention, and we should defend that," he said. "But at the same time we know that the Bible tells us that we have to engage culture battles."

Sekulow added that Christians have a "biblical responsibility" to utilize their political and religious rights.

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