POLITICS
06/13/2011 05:59 pm ET | Updated Aug 13, 2011

Rick Perry Prayer Event Faces New Criticism

Gov. Rick Perry's call for a "day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our troubled nation," which has been criticized for being exclusively Christian, is open to people of any faith -- "who will feel the love, grace and warmth of Jesus Christ in that assembly hall," the event's chief spokesman explained on Monday in a statement that provoked new charges that the event is intended to convert non-Christians.

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