With Gov. Rick Perry's prayer and fasting rally less than three weeks away, the event is attracting more attention.
Perry is widely expected to announced whether he's running for president soon after The Response, the daylong event scheduled for August 6th at Reliant Stadium.
The latest news, coming from CNN, is that Perry himself may not speak at the rally that he is promoting. American Family Association Spokesman Eric Bearse said the governor's role in the event is still being worked out.
That dovetails somewhat with details the event's organizers gave to pastors on two conference calls last week.
"Most of the prayer upfront will be led by people who are not of a national recognition," said Louis Cataldo, an organizer based in Kansas City, during one of the calls. "The vast majority of political people that will be coming will be sitting in the regular seats with everyone else...There will be a few political figures that will pray from the platforms...and they'll be on a timer."
Organizers also said the event will be split up into four or five segments with a period of prayer incorporated into each one. One segment will focus on the cross. Another will be on personal repentance. Two other segments are expected to focus on the first and second commandments, respectively.
"Each section will also have key verses that the prayers will be around because again we can all agree on the scriptures and the blood of Jesus," Cataldo said.
Perry has drawn criticism and a lawsuit for his involvement in the event. Critics have pointed to past controversial comments made by some of the organizers including remarks perceived as anti-gay and anti-Muslim.