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Governor’s Proclamation for Fasting and Prayer Mocked by Kansas Democrats

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback urged Kansans to fast and pray in a final proclamation. Brownback officially resigns his post as Kansas Governor on Jan. 31, and he issued a final proclamation for a day of prayer and fasting in Kansas on Jan. 30.

“I personally feel blessed by the time I have spent serving our great state and would like to observe a time of prayer and fasting before God takes me on to the next part of my journey,” the Governor said in a statement. “I invite all Kansans to join me as we pray for our state and our nation.”

Gov. Sam Brownback

The U.S. Senate confirmed Brownback’s nomination as the Ambassador at-large for Religious Liberty last week. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will be sworn in as Kansas’ top executive on Jan. 31.

The Kansas Young Democrats mocked Brownback’s suggestion for Kansans to fast and pray in a Facebook post.

“In case you haven’t suffered enough over the last 7 years, Governor Brownback would like you to starve yourself to congratulate him on his new job,” a post on the party’s Facebook page reads.

Calling for a day of prayer and fasting is not without precedence. Brownback noted in a statement that America’s first President George Washington issued a Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving. Washington urged Americans to pray to “acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God and to implore him to continue and confirm the blessings we experience.”


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