ACLU slams Puerto Rico decree that calls for fasting, prayer

WTF? … ‘divine intervention as it struggles through an economic ‘recession’? Ah, come on … you can do better than that!

Repeating Islands


The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a decree passed by Puerto Rico legislators that calls for 40 days of fasting and prayer.

The organization said in a statement today that the decree violates the concept of separation of church and state. The decree was approved in February after Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives President Carlos Mendez said the island needed divine intervention as it struggles through an economic recession.

The decree calls for the “spiritual, material and social purification” of Puerto Rico’s population. People have been voluntarily meeting at churches daily from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the island since Feb. 26.

The ACLU is seeking a federal temporary restraining order and has questioned whether public funds are being used for the meetings.

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “ACLU slams Puerto Rico decree that calls for fasting, prayer

  1. Not just a cross-over of church and state. It’s an abuse of innocent faith by legislators who could solve the problems if they were willing to grapple with their own sin of greed. “Material… purification”? That’s like telling the people that it is godly to do without. Hypocrites.

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