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Call Governor Rick
Perry's Office in Texas to Get Prayer Back in Schools-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor
The message says to call a
toll free number at the office of Texas Governor Rick Perry and
register your support of getting prayer back in schools. It
says that the governor is conducting a survey of Texans on the
topic. The originator of the email claims to have called and
talked with someone at the governor's office and discovered that
they have received only 20,000 calls since they started taking the
calls last November.
The telephone number is authentic,
but the eRumor is a hoax. Governor Perry's office tells
TruthOrFiction.com there is no truth to the eRumor and a recording
on his office phone explains that to people who
The issue of prayer in schools is a constitutional one that would
need to be handled by Congress and the courts.
This is the second telephone hoax to plague governor Perry's office
in recent months. Another false story claimed that the
governor was surveying Texas citizens about whether to make the
maximum speed limit 55 miles-per-hour.
Last updated 6/26/02
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: SCHOOL PRAYER IN TEXAS!!!
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.... PLEASE READ AND PASS ON....
Governor Rick Perry's office is surveying Texans about whether we
allowing prayer back in public schools. There's a number to call
register your opinion, and you will talk to a live human being! I
and it only takes a few minutes. And it's free. The office reports
20,000 calls since they began the survey in November. The number
is toll free:
800-252-9600. Send this email to as many people as you can to get
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