Richard Patten didn’t just fall off a turnip truck on a Washington, D.C. street day before yesterday. The man has been a mover and shaker on the conservative side of things in this town for a long time.
Patten is also a Christian and he loves this country. For years, he’s been going to the White House and prayer walking there, seeking God’s protection and blessing on this country, regardless of who occupies the Oval Office.
But something un-American has been happening in recent days to Patten. The Secret Service has arrested him, detained him, questioned him in rather intrusive ways, put him in cuffs and seemingly sought to prevent him from exercising his First Amendment right to pray in public at the White House for the president and the nation.
This is happening in America? I avoid making political judgements on HillFaith but I am a passionate believer in the First Amendment for every American. And I’m not aware of any reason to think Patten represents a threat to anybody, much less the most well-protected individual in America.
Watch this video produced by the Daily Caller News Foundation of Patten describing his experiences and explaining why he continues to pray at the White House.