A National Day of Prayer proclamation does not mandate that anyone pray. It does not establish a national religion.On prayer, judge got it wrong — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Nobody suggested either of those things.
Maybe if Mr. Pimentel read the federal statute that Judge Barbara Crabb found unconstitutional, he might notice that Congress mandated that the President issue the proclamation in question.
That was the problem.
Furthermore the instances of the word "outsiders" which so trouble Mr. Pimentel were lifted from Establishment Clause decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, which the district court is compelled to follow.
Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Obama (.pdf; 66 pgs.)