For his courage, he faces a firestorm of secular criticism. Please pray for this man of God.
(Topeka, KS)—On Saturday, December 8, several hundred Christians gathered beneath a large tent at a park near the governor’s mansion to worship and pray. The celebration, part of the ReignDown USA movement, was telecast around the world to an estimated 25-30 million people.
The event probably wouldn’t have drawn the attention of the nation’s mainstream press had it not been for the appearance of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who led a prayer for repentance.(Photo: Corey Jones/the Capital-Journal)
As reported in The Topeka Capital-Journal, Brownback spoke for about 10 minutes, during which he gave his personal testimony of coming to Christ in 1995 after being diagnosed with cancer.
In his prayer for forgiveness, the governor said, “I pray this as a child of God. I pray this as a sinful man. I pray this as somebody in the position of governor in the state of Kansas. I pray this in the name of Jesus.”
Secular news sources ran with the headline, “Secular Group Rips Gov. Brownback for Promotion of Faith Rally,” and “Kansas Governor Promotes Christian Prayer Event; Violates Constitution.”
Such accusations by the press are ultimately not only biased and misleading, but groundless on the basis of historical context. It would mean that President Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and nearly every American president who ever served in office, had violated the Constitution.
Thank you, Senator Brownback, for facing your critics with courage, class, and conviction. May God bless you and the great state of Kansas.
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