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Holland calls on Brownback to denounce Engle

October 14, 2010

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— Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland on Thursday called on his Republican opponent, Sam Brownback, to denounce Lou Engle, a controversial anti-homosexual minister, whom Holland compared to Fred Phelps.

"I am calling on Sam Brownback to formally denounce Lou Engle -- not just `some' of his statements -- but his entire message of violence, hate and bigotry.

"Lou Engle sounds a lot like Fred Phelps," Holland said referring to the anti-homosexual preacher known for his protests at the funerals of soldiers killed in war. "But the difference is unlike Fred Phelps, Lou Engle lived with Sam Brownback in Washington, D.C.," Holland said.

Brownback, a U.S. senator, shared a condominium with Engle for seven months. Engle has gained a reputation for his opposition to gays and abortion.

Earlier this year, Engle went to Uganda while that country was considering legislation that could have resulted in the death penalty for some gays. Engle's critics said Engle praised those legislators who were pushing for that law. Engle has said his position was misunderstood.

In December, Brownback participated with Engle in a "PrayerCast" in which participants prayed against the passage of federal health care reform. Brownback has also spoken at rallies with Engle, and Engle had once said that Brownback would become president. Brownback ran for the Republican Party nomination for president in 2007 but was unsuccessful.

In recent days, Brownback has said he disagreed with some of Engle's statements. On Wednesday, he said he hadn't spoken to Engle for several months. Brownback said in the past he worked with Engle on measures that called for apologies for the treatment of Native Americans and African-Americans.

On Thursday, Brownback's campaign said the senator stood by his statements from the day before. E-mail messages left for Engle by the Lawrence Journal-World have not been returned.

Holland also said Brownback should say whether he would, if elected, continue an executive order established by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that bans discrimination in executive state agencies on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Brownback has said he will review all executive orders if elected. Holland said he supported the executive order.

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TinkyWinky 3 years, 6 months ago

Eh oh HMcHolland,

The town of bedrock called, they want Fred Flintstone back.

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Defender 3 years, 6 months ago

"In December, Brownback participated with Engle in a "PrayerCast" in which participants prayed against the passage of federal health care reform."

So, if they pray for or against a law, and the result is the opposite of what they prayed for, does that means God saw things differently and they should support his view?

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yourworstnightmare 3 years, 6 months ago

Why would Brownback denounce Engle? By doing so, he would be enoucning his own views and would alienate many of his political supporters.

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TinkyWinky 3 years, 6 months ago

Eh oh HMcHolland

Holland's web page is revealing. Holland believes he'll create jobs...Wrong!! The best he can do is set policy that is conducive to jobs growth. When are you dems going to learn that government does not create jobs in an economy. Gov't jobs take from the economy.

http://tomhollandforkansas.com/page/jobs

"Creating jobs for Kansans and getting our economy back on track is the central focus of my campaign – if elected Governor, it will be a continuing focus of my administration."

"Creating jobs is more than just delivering talking points about “growth” – it’s about setting aside partisan blinders and putting real effort behind proven job-creators: renewable energy, animal biosciences and training more nurses, doctors, dentists and health care workers at our colleges and universities."

Renewable energy jobs vs standard coal/gas energy (Always a net loss in jobs- ask spain, portugal, and others) animal biosciences (Lab in manhattan is govt money-= net loss again) medical jobs? Service industry and obamacare will wipe that out.

so Holland is a rube or a stooge and he aint governor material.

Tom, you don't create jobs you egomaniac, the governor can however wipe out jobs like Kathleen Succubus did. Setting policies that are favorable for job growth. Hello!!

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sierraclub 3 years, 6 months ago

Another reason NOT to support Holland. But, he will be lucky to win 1 or 2 counties. Brownback will win by a landslide.

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vermont 3 years, 6 months ago

a Brownback administration would destroy Kansas...can't wait to be the laughing stalk of the nation again.

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think_about_it 3 years, 6 months ago

HMcHolland will do and say anything to defeat our next governor, Mr. Brownback.

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TinkyWinky 3 years, 6 months ago

It is safe to assume that Holland is a liberal democrat. Holland support Cap and trade which is another control issue disguised as global warming legislation. Al Gore supports it. Potentate Obama is for cap and trade. The trifecta of socialist politicians. Holland would be worse than Kathleen Succubus. And that was really bad.

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HMcMellon 3 years, 6 months ago

Holy crap! There is a big difference between calling for the execution of homosexuals and any of the mostly unproven allegations against the people and organizations you mention. You are not helping Mr. Brownback with a ridiculous post like that!

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TinkyWinky 3 years, 6 months ago

Eh oh Holland,

How does Phelps get associated with Brownback? Phelps was a supporter of AL Gore's.

Al Gore supports Holland, ergo, Phelps supports Holland. http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonbats/522880301/

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Godot 3 years, 6 months ago

And I call on Holland to denounce George Soros, Moveon.org, ACORN and Al Gore, Extremists, fanatics and eco/financial terrorists, all whom I have hard Holland praise.

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purplesage 3 years, 6 months ago

Pastoral staff at Senator Holland's own church hold some pretty extreme, liberal views. Mind you, not all of them, but there are some, one in particular. Jeremiah Wright serves as an extremist pastor associated with politicians.

He has a lot of nerve, failing to show up in a capitol city TV station debate opportunity. WIBW should not give him personal attention..

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think_about_it 3 years, 6 months ago

I am calling on Tom Holland to formally denounce Barack Obama -- not just `some' of his statements -- but his entire message of socialism, hate for The United States and bigotry.

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BigDog 3 years, 6 months ago

Maybe Tom could have came to the debate to express this .... instead calls the press to whine. He is starting to sound like Anthony Hensley ..... make whiny statements any time the press will talk with you instead of being a leader with ideas and solutions to problems. Not saying that would win the race for him but I am sure it would get hime more support than the tactics he is using. People want to hear what you are going to do .... not well I am not Sam Brownback won't you vote for me.

I am sure Senator Holland has friends who have bizarre opinions also .... some probably in the Kansas House and Senate.

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BigDog 3 years, 6 months ago

The Phelps family are Democrats.

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HMcMellon 3 years, 6 months ago

If Brownback, Phelps, Engle, Schmidt and other right wing crazies take over our State government, Kansas will be seen as a bugger joke than it already is!

Funny, how all these radical right wing fanatics like Brownback and Schmidt are running hundreds of television commercials every evening and nobody knows where the money is coming from. I'm a life long conservative Republican, but the ideas being advanced by Phelps, Engle, Schmidt and Brownback do not represent my values.

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Ray Parker 3 years, 6 months ago

Brownback is a professing Catholic. He could not act to endorse, condone, or tolerate sodomy, personally or as an elected official, and remain a professing Catholic. He is not like Bilious Sebelius.

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