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Christians Hold Bible Reading Marathon on US Capitol Steps

As presidents before him have done, Barack Obama is expected to issue a proclamation making tomorrow (May 7) a National Day of Prayer.   The annual observance was first proclaimed in 1952 by President Harry Truman, responding to an appeal from Rev. Billy Graham.   While organizers present the event as a non-denominational exercise that “belongs to all Americans,” the day of prayer draws participation mostly from conservative Christians and is routinely called into question by...

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