On May 8, a group called Come Pray With Me plans to hold a prayer service in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.
This is kind of a big deal. Statuary Hall isn’t some sort of public facility that anyone can use. Groups have to get permission from the congressional leadership to hold events there, and it’s not often granted.
Prodded by the Religious Right, some members of Congress have developed an unhealthy obsession over the displays in the U.S. Capitol Building.
You might recall the recent flap over the new Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). The CVC is a $621 million, state-of-the-art facility that helps visitors to the U.S. Capitol understand the history of the structure and how the federal government works. Read more