Archive for Friday, May 6, 2011

National Day of Prayer observed at Capitol

May 6, 2011


— About 100 people, including Gov. Sam Brownback, gathered Thursday in the Capitol for the National Day of Prayer.

Brownback, who was lauded by speakers for his anti-abortion stance, told the receptive crowd, “I believe in the power of prayer. I use it often myself.”

He talked about Kansas’ deep religious roots and then prayed, asking God to “help us to love everyone, every person, all the time whether we agree with them or not.”

Several Christian ministers took turns praying, and one asked that people lay their hands on legislators to help them.

The Statehouse observance was among many across the nation on the prayer day established by Congress in 1952.

A committee room was reserved throughout the day for people to sing hymns and pray.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 8 months ago

Yea, Brownback prays that the Koch brothers will be pleased with how well he squeezes the poor and the middle class in order to make the Bros. just a little bit richer.

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 8 months ago

DId they pray to all Gods, or just one in particular?

shadowlady 6 years, 8 months ago

There's always got a be one in a crowd!!!!!

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 8 months ago

One what? One God? Here's the scoop, government should not push religion on anyone and it certainly shouldn't favor one over another...there should be seperation of religion and state.

Eisenhower was a great president, but he went too far by allowing a National Day of Prayer to be established and by allowing GOD to be injected into things such as the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Motto.

"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." -original pledge of allegiance.

"All governments are required to maintain civil order and justice, but none have a warrant to promote any religion." -Roger Williams

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." -Thomas Jefferson

People should keep their religion to themselves and government shouldn't promote religion in any way, shape, or form. IMHO! Keep your religion out of my statehouse!

BTW, what time did this event take place? Was it during office hours? Was the governor praying while he should have been working? If so, the citizens of the state of kansas would like to be reimbursed by Mr. Brownback, as he clearly was not working...

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 8 months ago

Were there muslims at this party? Did they pray too? Were there Satanists at the party? Did the good Governor offer up prayers to Satan also?

You get the picture yet?

WiseOne 6 years, 8 months ago

Really CL? Shut up the weather is beautiful go find something to do.

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 8 months ago

Yes, really. Is it really that hard of a concept to grasp? Welcome to America! The land of the free! You have every right to disagree with my opinion, but you have no right to force your religion on anyone. Would you agree, oh "wiseone?" WiseOne would imply some sort of knowledge. We now know, with out doubt, the moniker is simpley wishful thinking on your part.

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