The ACLU of Texas has filed a FOIA request for information on the funding of Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer rally next month. The governor’s office says that it’s all being paid for by the American Family Association, which may well be true, but it’s certainly worth making sure.
There are incidental costs that are find — transportation and protection for the governor, for example, covers private events as well as official ones. But if there’s any public funding of the event itself, that’s a real problem.