Atlanta, Georgia - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced today that it was preparing to file a lawsuit against the State of Georgia for the alleged violation of Church and State provision of the U.S. Constitution. Georgia governor, Sonny Perdue, got into hot water with the ACLU for inviting preachers to pray for rain in the drought stricken state on the steps of the state capital this week.
Contrary to popular belief prayer is allowed at official government ceremonies; however, prayer must only be offered at the ceremonies, not lead in prayer, which the ACLU is alleging.
"It is clear that the governor in his asking preachers to pray for rain," said a spokesman for the ACLU. "He was asking preachers not merely to offer a prayer but to lead the state of Georgia in prayer out of the drought while on the steps of the state Capital."
Pleadings filed with the court do in fact accuse the State of Georgia of being usurped by a theocracy of preachers, pastors and deacons.
"Clearly, the governor has transferred his duly elected authority over to the leadership of the clergy," stated the ACLU's court pleadings.
Theologians' caution, however, that they have it on higher authority that all the controversy the ACLU is stirring up is invoking the wrath of the Almighty which may cause him to open the canopy of the skies and flood the state of Georgia as a punishment for their doubting ways.
"Gee, that would be great," the governor's office, replied.
"The Lord does work in mysterious ways, " said a pastor.