The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (July 30, 2011) that a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Texas Gov. Rick Perry's participation in a national prayer rally set for August 6.
The lawsuit -- filed by Kay Staley and the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) -- claimed the governor's call for prayer and his participation in the prayer rally violated the First Amendment.
On July 28, U.S. District Judge Gray Miller dismissed the case, saying neither Staley nor the atheist organization had standing in the case.
The national prayer rally -- called The Response -- is set to begin August 6 at 10 a.m. central time at Houston's Reliant Stadium.