Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Atheists Condemn Kansas Gov. for Acting Christian

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State has expressed outrage at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for participating in a Christian event in Topeka called ReignDown USA that took place just yards from the governor’s mansion.  In Brownback's official proclamation of that "Day of Restoration," he called Christians to repentance in response to God's judgment on America as a sinful nation.
. . . if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
-- 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
For background, read Prayer in America: Hidden Faith, or Public? and also read Texas Governor Calls on Christians to Pray as well as Pastor Warns America of Socialism, Calls for Prayer

Also read congressman saying Prayer Needed to Solve America's Problems

-- From "Kansas governor criticized for speaking at religious event" by The Associated Press 12/9/12

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.

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From "Reign Down event set for Saturday" by Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal 12/7/12

The ReignDown movement was envisioned in July 2005 by stay-at-home mom Shawn-Marie Cole, of Glendale, Ariz., the daughter of the Rev. Walt Kallestad, pastor of Community Church of Joy in Glendale, Ariz.

“Gov. Brownback didn’t approach us,” she said. “We approached him.”

“Everyone is invited,” Cole said, “but only one name will be lifted up, and that is the name of Jesus Christ.”

[In a video promotion of the event,] Brownback recounted the historic precedents for America’s governmental leaders to call the nation to prayer and repentance, including George Washington, Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.

“Leaders throughout American history have always looked to the Lord in difficult times and asked for favor and help,” Brownback said in the video.

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Day of Restoration Proclamation, Gov. Sam Brownback, 11/20/12


WHEREAS, the State of Kansas will host the national simulcast of REIGNDOWN USA in Topeka on December 8, 2012, bringing thousands here from across the country; and

WHEREAS, people from across America will join the millions from around the world on TV simulcast live from MacLennan Park, in the heart of America; and

WHEREAS, the first REIGNDOWN celebration was held 2008 in Washington DC, on the Capitol Grounds, introduced by proclamation of the President of the United States of America, with millions participating on site, on TV, and by computer; and

WHEREAS, regional REIGNDOWN events continued until the need was seen for the gathering to be held in the heart of our Nation; and

WHEREAS, many of our families have slid into poverty, endangering out next generation of citizens, our lands are parched by drought, our quality jobs are scarce, business and industry are struggling to expand, and many of our people have fallen into despair; and

WHEREAS, our Nation’s greatest leaders have called on a merciful God for favor during troubled times, such as:

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.” - Abraham Lincoln, 1863.

“The propitious [favorable] smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” - George Washington, 1789.

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1787; and

WHEREAS, we collectively repent of distancing ourselves from God and ask for His mercy on us:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sam Brownback, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim December 8th 2012, as a

Day of Restoration

in Kansas and ask every citizen of our state to join in asking a Holy God to bring healing and restoration – help in mending broken lives, bringing peace to our families, our communities, and this land.

DONE: At the Capitol in Topeka under the Great Seal of the State
this 23rd day of November, A.D. 2012

BY THE GOVERNOR: Sam Brownback

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