Jewish Group Responds To Governor Perry's Day Of Prayer - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Jewish Group Responds To Governor Perry's Day Of Prayer

HOUSTON (AP) - A Jewish civil rights group concerned about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Christian-only day of prayer in Houston next month is responding with an educational event on First Amendment religious freedoms.

The Anti-Defamation League has called Perry's evangelical Christian prayer rally "misguided and inappropriate," saying it blurs the lines between the separation of church and state and leaves out many Texans who come from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Martin B. Cominsky, the group's regional director, says the governor's message is divisive and a "union between government and religion is harmful to both."

To explain why, the Anti-Defamation League says it is organizing a free "community briefing" Tuesday night at Houston's Jewish Community Center that is open to the public.

Houston attorney David Furlow will offer historical and legal insights.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Man accused of using business credit cards for personal purchases

    Man accused of using business credit cards for personal purchases

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:20:14 GMT
    Kenneth Ellingson, 39, is accused of charging more than $9,000 on company-issued credit cards and not paying the balance. (Source: WCSO)Kenneth Ellingson, 39, is accused of charging more than $9,000 on company-issued credit cards and not paying the balance. (Source: WCSO)
    Kenneth Ellingson, 39, is accused of charging more than $9,000 on company-issued credit cards and not paying the balance. (Source: WCSO)Kenneth Ellingson, 39, is accused of charging more than $9,000 on company-issued credit cards and not paying the balance. (Source: WCSO)

    A Wichita Falls man is accused of using business credit cards for personal purchases over a five-month period. 

    A Wichita Falls man is accused of using business credit cards for personal purchases over a five-month period. 

  • DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:43:53 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:10:24 GMT
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

  • 9 dead, 16 injured when van struck pedestrians in Toronto

    9 dead, 16 injured when van struck pedestrians in Toronto

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:09:24 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:52:26 GMT

    Nine people are dead and 16 more are injured after a driver struck pedestrians with a van in Toronto, Canada Monday afternoon.

    Nine people are dead and 16 more are injured after a driver struck pedestrians with a van in Toronto, Canada Monday afternoon.

Powered by Frankly