East Texas group favors end to church-state separation

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Posted on February 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 18 at 11:50 PM

TYLER, Texas — Controversy surrounding an East Texas Nativity scene is spurring a national movement.

A newly-formed organization called God and Country met in Tyler Saturday for prayer and a pledge.

The goal of the rally is to win support of voters to elect people who support Christianity.

Last year, News 8 told you how a Wisconsin group complained about a Nativity scene at the Henderson County Courthouse.

God and Country maintains that the separation of church and state is the reason for many of of the problems in today's society.

"Christians are drawing a line in the sand and are aggressively and publicly defending 'those certain unalienable Rights' endowed by our Creator," said Ray Myers, one of the founders of the organization, in a written statement.

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