FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The Family Council says it wants to bring hundreds of preachers to the Arkansas state Capitol to pray for legislators on the second day of next year's general session.
The president of the conservative group, Jerry Cox, says the pastors would not be asked to lobby on behalf of any proposed bills.
Cox told the Southwest Times Record on Friday the preachers are asked to show up on January 15th.
A newsletter Cox sent out says his organization will ask lawmakers to consider new restrictions on abortion, deny funds to Planned Parenthood, pass a Voter ID bill and award more scholarships to home-schooled students.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it wouldn't object to the pastors as long as they are not lobbying.
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