In front of the DMR ed board Rick Perry is asked whether he would do the same thing as President as he did as governor: call for a day of prayer in response to the economic crisis (or any other crisis). “Sure,” he replies.
The board presses about whether he means Christian prayer in this instance, and indeed regarding prayer in schools. He takes up the school answer, saying “that’s for the local school boards,” to decide, not central government. “For Washington to be able to tell a local school board that you cannot have prayer or a time of prayer, I think most Americans find that offensive.”