One prominent secular humanist group is upset with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his rain prayer during a White House briefing.
“Praying for rain? That’s not just government entangling itself with religion, that’s government publicly practicing it, and wallowing in superstition,” Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, said in a statement via BuzzFeed.
At a Wednesday White House briefing about drought conditions across the country, Vilsack said that he was praying to the Almighty to make it rain.
“I get on my knees every day,” the Secretary said. “And I’m saying an extra prayer now. If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.”