Brownback Speaks At Religious Event

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback spoke at a weekend religious event in Topeka, drawing criticism from a group that promotes the separation of church and state.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 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.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State said in a release that Brownback was elected to serve as governor of Kansas, “not our state pastor-in-chief.”

  • chris

    good for brownback, i pray for his strength to stand up against these nut jobs at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. i believe they should be separated from society

  • AJ

    hah. They’re the nut jobs for not believing in a magic invisible guy up in the sky?

  • Jo Ann Murray

    Thanks for people like Gov. Brownback, maybe if more leaderes spoke out like Gov. Brownback our country would return to a better place to live and all of the terrible things and crime would stop.

  • AJ

    Hah again. Secular(non religious) countries have lower crime and violence rates, and lower rates of teenage pregnancy than do predominantly religious countries. Look it up.