For the first time in America history, public prayer is prohibited from the grounds of the U. S. Capitol building on the 4th of July.
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Christian Defense Coalition
July 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2021 /Standard Newswire/ -- Rev. Mahoney will hold a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 4th at 10:00 AM on East Capitol Street and 1st Street NE. He will discuss efforts to ensure the Capitol fence comes down and that peaceful First Amendment activities are once again allowed at the Capitol.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney applied for a permit from the U.S. Capitol Police Board in which he sought to hold a "Prayer vigil and worship service on the 4th of July as we ask God to bless and protect our nation. On America's birthday, we will be praying for God to preserve and protect our freedom!"
He was denied the right to conduct a peaceful prayer vigil and worship service at the Capitol after he was told his permit would not be processed because the U.S. Capitol grounds were "restricted."
Speaker Pelosi and the U.S. Capitol Police Board continue to keep the grounds of the U.S. Capitol closed to peaceful First Amendment activities and free speech even though other business is still going on at the Capitol. Members of Congress and their staff are entering and using the Capitol. Vendors, the media and their crews, invited guests, lobbyists and so many others are also allowed to enter and use the Capitol grounds. Sadly, peaceful First Amendment events are prohibited.
Even during COVID restrictions last year, the grounds of the Capitol were open to public prayer and First Amendment activities.
It should be deeply troubling that on the 4th of July the "People's House" is closed to prayer and the First Amendment. This is a clear reminder as America celebrates its birth as a nation, our free speech and liberties are in grave danger.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, states;
- "The People's House, as the US Capitol Building is so rightly called, must be a place where all Americans are afforded the right to come and peacefully celebrate and express their First Amendment Rights, especially on the 4th of July.
"Tragically, those rights and freedoms are being denied and prohibited.
"It should be deeply troubling that on the 4th of July the 'People's House' is closed to prayer and the First Amendment. This is a clear reminder as America celebrates its birth as a nation, our free speech and liberties are in grave danger."
For more information or interviews call
Rev. Patrick Mahoney at: 540.538.4741
Rev. Mahoney will be holding a demonstration in front on the U.S. Capitol Building on July 4th at 10:00 AM on East Capitol Street and 1st Street NE.
SOURCE Christian Defense Coalition
CONTACT: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741