Your June 7 edition reports Gov. Brownback will go to Texas to pray in public. I respectfully remind your readers and the governor that, if is he is actually talking to God, he can do it just as well at his kitchen table. So, he must be going for another reason. But, while he is away, thousands of other Kansans will be praying right at home, praying that Brownback soon stops his unilateral attacks on schools, women’s rights, retirees, the handicapped and the arts.
I do agree with Brownback and Texas Gov. Perry that the country is in crisis, but it is not the kind they portray. The crisis is the seemingly endless string of white men in high office praying loudly in public forums and then sinning with abandon in private. (If they aren’t sinning, they sure are cavorting, and usually trampling on their wedding vows.) If my accounting is correct, the disgracement score stands at 11 Republicans and two Democrats. But, it is the right wing Republicans that have a penchant for public prayer.
Let us now recall the quote some attribute to Upton Sinclair about 75 years ago. “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”