The Benito Juarez Experience

Episode 6: 40 Days of Johnny Mendez

May 24, 2017

Puerto Rico Speaker of the House Carlos "Johnny" Méndez led 40 days of prayer and fasting to "help" the island get out of its current crises despite obvious legal concerns regarding church-state separation (and the fact that prayer doesn't solve anything). Luciano tells the story of what happened and who opposed the government-led religious activity. Juhem provides some historical and anecdotal evidence of why these acts by politicians are commonplace in Puerto Rico.

 

Resources:

Luciano's blog post "Secular Humanists Of Puerto Rico Move To Challenge Carlos “Johnny” Mendez." at Sin/God.

Fox News article

India.com article

Pasquines.us article

IHEU article

Metro Puerto Rico article (en español)

 

Johnny Mendez image source: Twitter