Atheist Group Criticizes Christian Governor

Kansas Governor Sam BrownbackA secular group is criticizing Kansas Governor Sam Brownback for promoting a national faith rally, saying the Republican governor needs to “repent” for allegedly violating the separation of church and state.

Whether any constitutional boundaries were actually breached is unclear, but Americans United for Separation of Church and State was unsparing in its criticism of the Brownback.

The Kansas governor spoke on Saturday at a ReignDown USA event in Topeka, Kansas. But what really rankled Americans United was Brownback’s earlier promotion of the prayer rally, in the form of a state proclamation. In the proclamation, Brownback declared the day of the event to be a “Day of Restoration,” writing “We collectively repent of distancing ourselves from God and ask for His mercy on us.”

Joel 2:12-13
“‘Now, therefore,’ says the Lord, ‘Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.’ So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.”

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