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Do you think Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback should attend the AFA-funded prayer rally in Texas?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
63% 920
Yes
 
18% 273
I don’t care
 
17% 249
Total 1442

Comments

bobberboy 2 years, 10 months ago

only if he does'nt come back.

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ivalueamerica 2 years, 10 months ago

The AFA is a 501c3, by law that prohibits them from political action, yet that is exactly what they are doing. I have filed a complaint with the IRS so suggest review that they loose their 501c3 status. I encourage others to do the same.

Here is a link how, it is from another campaign against the LDS church's political activity using 501c3 donations. http://lds501c3.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/how-to-file-an-irs-501c3-complaint/

If churches want to enter politics, they need to loose their tax exempt status.

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winninteam 2 years, 10 months ago

Someone needs to pray before it is too late!

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Stain 2 years, 10 months ago

Jesus spoke against the Pharisees and their public praying, and Brownback is doing exactly that: showing off.

What religion is he this year anyway? How many times has he switched?

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Kontum1972 2 years, 10 months ago

SCOTUS.......?

does penecillin cure that or desenex....itch itch....!

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Kontum1972 2 years, 10 months ago

Texas....thats not his State....wth..!

mb he can explain the Paul Revere thing too us......

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 10 months ago

bgwmail (anonymous) replies… Then President Obama should be brought up before SCOTUS... he attended the 2011 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington! (and many other prayer breakfasts over the years) ==== Good point. The NPB is, in itself, an interesting animal. Ike was the first one roped into it. He didn't really want to go, but........This is another creation of the C-Street Cult (AKA The Family.) See p 195... in Sharlet's book. Ike got talked into it. When he spoke he only said: "All free government is firmly founded in a deeply felt religious faith." And then, "As long as you feed me grits and sausage, everything will be all right." (p 197.) IKE was no dummy; he knew these guys were dangerous, but felt he had no choice or they would brand him as 'godless.' IKE also famously said he'd join a church after the election when they pushed him. He was the first 'television' president and it's been downhill ever since, more and more media; less and less information.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

If Brownie goes to Texas will Rick Perry hook him up with 72 Virginians? Oh, that's a different Taliban? In that case, nevermind.

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Randall Uhrich 2 years, 10 months ago

I think he should just go half-way, and jump out of the airplane over Oklahoma. They like right-wing plutocrats there.

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Newell_Post 2 years, 10 months ago

He should absolutely go. Every time he does one of these theo-fascist publicity stunts, it just reminds us of what he really is.

Please note, the problem is not that he attends church or a religious event. Those are OK. I do those things too. The problem is that he co-mingles religion and politics and is a huge supporter of "religious" organizations that actually try to use politics to restrict the religious freedom of persons other than their own acolytes.

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kernal 2 years, 10 months ago

It's just another dog and pony show.

I really don't get why Gov. B. thinks attending this soiree will benefit his political future, given the hate group tag put on the AFA.

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

Is Texas closer to heaven? Can't he be heard from Topeka? Will he be speaking in tongues? Would someone slap that silly grin off his face?

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rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Flying to Texas for a religious event - I've heard of acting on a wing & a prayer, but this is ridiculous.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

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SpeedRacer 2 years, 10 months ago

May the Lord bless and keep the governor...far away from us.

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toe 2 years, 10 months ago

I particularly hope he keeps Lawrence in his prayers.

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Orwell 2 years, 10 months ago

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.

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cmmcphee 2 years, 10 months ago

OK, His car, his gas and his money. No extra expense to the state. And if he has to have security, he pays for that too out of his personal salary.

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tange 2 years, 10 months ago

Do nothing, undo something, pray.

/ much-ado-about-nothing politics.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 10 months ago

The big problem is that he is the Governor of this state and where ever he goes and what ever he does he is representing this state. This doesn't mean he can't attend Sunday services at the church of his choice. Nor does it mean he can't celebrate Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza) in the privacy of the Governor's mansion. But to attend a highly publicized political meeting with other politicians in the guise of a "prayer meeting" as the "Governor of Kansas" is a clear violation of the "separation of church and state" as laid down by the Supreme Court's interpretation of the First Amendment going back well over a hundred years (the first being in 1878). In what could be a truly marvelous test case, I would like to see Brownback brought up before SCOTUS on charges of violating the First Amendment. He is by far the most extreme right governor in the US today in terms of attempting to force his religion on the citizens of this state and he needs to be shown that when he attends meetings of this sort as governor he is not representing all of the citizens he is supposed to represent. He needs to make it clear that this is a private meeting, that the press will not be admitted and that he is functioning as a private citizen when he attends. Otherwise, he just becomes a living example of a statue of a crucifix in the state house. And by the way, I don't give two hoots in a handbasket if the majority of Kansas agrees with him. The purpose of the Constitution is to actually protect the minority from the majority and ensure that this country and it's states are governed equitably and it's rights granted to all citizens. The Supreme Court has stated that the First Amendment is just as much a guarantee from religion as it is a guarantee of freedom of religion. Nothing would please me more than to see Sammie's choke chain jerked up tight.

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deec 2 years, 10 months ago

The Christ was a homeless wanderer who espoused "liberal" views like caring for the poor ("whatsoever you do for the least of my people...") and loving your neighbor. He fed the hungry, cured the sick, and gave us the beatitudes. His purported followers have corrupted his message and his teachings in their worship of power and money.

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tunahelper 2 years, 10 months ago

you whiney leftists are such hypocrites! you hate the Governor because he is a Christian, but you love Anthony Weiner because he is a leftist like you.

sticks and stones may break my bones, but rants by whiney leftists will never hurt me!

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 10 months ago

What's missing:

My tax dollar refund check from Topeka.

Where is the money that Brownback removed from several budgets?

What is Brownback doing with that money?

Sorry Sam I want my money back pronto! You cannot keep that money to yourself.

Where is the money that Brownback removed from several budgets?

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vuduchyld 2 years, 10 months ago

I voted that I don't care. I'm sure I'm way left of liberal on the charts. I think Brownback is destroying our state....just a terrible, terrible governor. That said, this isn't anywhere on my list of top 100 concerns about Brownback.

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Jan Rolls 2 years, 10 months ago

Why is he going there? Couldn't be to get ideas from his nut job governor buddie that wants to secede from the U.S. could it?

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RuralWanderer 2 years, 10 months ago

It is no big deal. The only reason this is an issue for most of the commenters here is because they are generally liberal types who don't like religion and therefore don't like Brownback. I'm not saying that to be accusational, I think it is just accurate. Am I wrong? And unfortunately for Lawrence folks, Brownback may not represent liberal Lawrence well, but he took 2/3 of the last election's votes because he represents Kansans well.

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thebcman 2 years, 10 months ago

As long as he doesn't come back.

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some_random_person 2 years, 10 months ago

I don't know why people get all over him about attending a prayer rally?? Seriously? Does it bother you that much? Is the governor not entitled to some time off? You probably work an 8-hr day and have the other 16 off, right? Get off his back, if he wants to take some time to attend a prayer rally that follows his beliefs, then so be it. Leave him alone for cryin' out loud, he's not going to turn the KS economy around overnight, Rome wasn't built overnight either...

Also, I would rather my governor attend a prayer meeting than take pics of his dong and tweet them. This country needs more polititcians and LEADERS that have higher moral values. Most of them are scumbag liars with money, look no further than John Edwards. He came pretty darn close to getting the dem nomination, AND HE HAD AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD AND AN AFFAIR. Hardly an honorable man....So I say, there are a lot of worse things Brownback could be doing with his time. You people need to get over yourselves and quit making religious politicians the enemy, we need more of them with higher moral fiber....

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CloveK 2 years, 10 months ago

I couldn't care less about what religion he practices. He just better do it on his own damn dime & time and not force his beliefs down my throat.... oh wait.

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barlowtl 2 years, 10 months ago

If he is planning on confessing his sins while there, then I say, 'go for it'. The list should be long enough that his term would be up by the time he gets back.

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overthemoon 2 years, 10 months ago

On his own, walking, dragging a 12ft timber cross the whole way.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Ditto the own dime on his own time comments. Just how many jobs/jobs/jobs have been created with the Road Map for Kansas? I think we can find out how many jobs he has eliminated at the Arts Commission and SRS and others. And I want my faith based money...cause I have full faith he is based in unreality.

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Carol Bowen 2 years, 10 months ago

I agree with nota. His own time and his own dime. This stunt should not receive news coverage.

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average 2 years, 10 months ago

Better a day in prayer than a day actually doing things, when you have Brownback's anti-Midas touch (turns everything he touches to poo). Maybe he can take more prayer days off. Works for me.

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geekin_topekan 2 years, 10 months ago

Sure, I don't mind paying his travel as long as he promises not to return to Kansas.

Mentally ill panhandlers: Some are higher functioning than others.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 10 months ago

I frankly do not think this is much of an issue if he is going as a private citizen and is not there to attempt to highlight and grandstand on his alleged attachments to any sort of religious encroachment on his job as governer of the State of Kansas. But given his past activities and his pretty clear inclinations that seem to be highly motivated by some cast-in-stone religious conviction, I seriously doubt that this will be the case.

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BABBOY 2 years, 10 months ago

Simply unbelieveable.

I really wish the moderates would wake up and see through this guy line of bull.

What a cheap lame political stunt.

Kind of looney and crazy.

I mean would you want this guy operating on you or representing you in Court or investing your money? What a nut.

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notanota 2 years, 10 months ago

As long as he does it on his own time and his own dime.

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Floyd Craig 2 years, 10 months ago

well it might help him to fullfill his promise or for forgiveness one of the 2

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OldSoldier 2 years, 10 months ago

I think he should be on the job of Governor of the State of Kansas, and making good on his promise to create jobs in Kansas. If he does pray, he better pray for himself, to do a better job as Governor.

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