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Brownback speaks at religious event

December 10, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback spoke at a weekend religious event in Topeka, drawing criticism from a group that promotes the separation of church and state.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that several hundred people attended the ReignDown USA event Saturday. Organizers say the event was broadcast to about 25 million people via television and the Internet, and that no public funds were used for the event.

Brownback talked for about 10 minutes and said he turned to religion in 1995 when was diagnosed with cancer. He ended his time on stage praying for forgiveness of his sins and for the sins of others.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State said in a release that Brownback was elected to serve as governor of Kansas, “not our state pastor-in-chief.”

Comments

miniflavors 2 years ago

I'm not to fond of Mr. Evilsam....But I was very surprised at what he said last night. I will give him that credit.... :)
And well for the other Americans United for Separation of Church and State...Go put a pot of TEA on and don't worry about t he little things.... God will take care of it.... :) IN GOD WE TRUST !

ThePilgrim 2 years ago

Why is this a surprise? Brownback is a theist. Of course he is going to speak at a religious function if he is invited.

At least he is being consistent.

Glenn Reed 2 years ago

Not really news.

Brownback wants all the good, god-fearing folks to know that he's a good, god-fearing guy.

Therefore, he will announce to the world, at every opportunity, what a good child of god his is!

Just like the bible says to do!

JW1945 2 years ago

Mr. Brownback is by far the biggest Hypocrite this country has ever seen! He steals food and medical supplies from the very poorest, the most severe helpless, the most severely disabled, the most severely handicapped, & then increases their taxes by 5000%! He then takes what miniscule amounts of money these poor souls have in their bank accounts & directly deposits it into the bank accounts of the Kohl brothers & all of his other Millionaire & Billionaire buddies. He then has the audacity to go to church & pretend he is a "Christian!" You are not fooling ANY Kansan Mr. Brownback! Your actions drown out your pitiful charade of pretending to be a "Christian." The bible I read qoutes Jesus as saying we are to help the poor and the needy .......... what the hell bible are you reading from! Jesus also said "it is harder for a rich man to get to heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle." You better think about these words very hard Mr. "Christian."

Betty Bartholomew 2 years ago

I believe in separation of church and state, but I don't believe that just because somebody is in public office they shouldn't be allowed to speak of their faith - or lack of - in an appropriate venue. Talking about his faith at a faith-based event that does not appear to have been related to his duties as a governor (aside from the "celebrity" status, as it were) does not, in my view, violate separation. However, if the governor were standing on the floor of the legislature talking about his faith and why this or that piece of legislation should be affected by it, that would be inappropriate.

verity 2 years ago

My understanding, from my early Bible/Christian training, is that when one confesses their sins, then one is to "go and sin no more"---or at least make the attempt.

I just reread it---he didn't confess, just asked for forgiveness.

Gov Brownback, your god may forgive you, but that doesn't change the irreparable damage you have done and are continuing to do to "the least among us."

The very name, ReignDown, to me has an ominous ring to it. We are a democracy/republic. We don't have "reigns."

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