The National Day of Prayer is in danger, not from President Obama, as many people think, but instead from a federal court judge who thinks it involves the establishment of religion. Meanwhile, private prayers are flourishing. There is a faith-based health insurance plan in which members agree to a “Biblical lifestyle” including no adultery, no smoking, no drugs or alcohol and regular church attendance. Premiums appear to be much lower than with conventional insurance. Members pray for the health of other members.
Now that’s a faith-based initiative I can get behind!