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Outgoing Kansas governor advises his successor to 'pray'

— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has one word of advice to give to his successor: "Pray."

The Wichita Eagle reported that the Republican governor told supporters at the Wichita Pachyderm Club on Friday that leaders need to be people who pray and who seek wisdom from above.

Brownback also announced that one of his last acts before leaving office as governor will be to declare a statewide day of prayer and fasting for Kansas.

A U.S. Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Brownback as an ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Brownback is expected to resign after confirmation by the Senate and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will become governor.

Brownback says in his diplomatic post he is going to urge other countries to protect religious minorities.

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Richard Quinlan

Kind of makes me spit up a little bit

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Steve Hicks

How lucky for Kansans, that we've been mis-governed by a self-deluded hypocrite, convinced of his own piety, who wants his successor to be as morally corrupt as he is.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed

Sorry, Brownie. Can't fast that day. I'm going off my diet and opening a bottle of champagne.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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P Allen Macfarlane

Are we all sure that Collier understood what the Governor said. Was it pray or prey?

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Phillip Chappuie

So not only does he want to ruin our economy, bankrupt the state coffers, sell off the safety nets, now he wants us to not eat for a day? I don't think so Junior. We're just glad you are going to your new job of obscurity. Colyer praying will be a waste of time. But maybe I'll cross my fingers and wish really hard. Maybe he should try clicking his heels together three times.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bob Forer

Would be nice if the ACLU nipped this day of prayer in advance with a restraining order. When did we suspend the First Amendment?

6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Richard Neuschafer

We've already been "fasting" due to his hideous policies. No thanks, Brownback.

6 months, 1 week ago

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