WATCH LIVE: Rick Perry’s National Day of Prayer in Texas

By Kase Wickman
Saturday, August 6, 2011 11:46 EDT
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is holding a National Day of Prayer at Reliant Stadium in Houston Saturday. Some see the controversial event as an attempt to claim some limelight ahead of declaring a bid for the GOP’s 2012 nomination for the presidency.

Progressive groups have called the event “inappropriate.” The ACLU is holding a counter-event Saturday, and one group attempted to sue Perry to stop him from holding the event.

The roster of religious extremists slated to attend the event has also stirred controversy.

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Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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