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Those of you in the Kansas City/Topeka area, be on alert--there's going to be a major invasion of fundie lunacy in Topeka on Saturday.  And it has the endorsement of none other than Kansas' governor, Sam Brownback.

An outfit called Reign Down USA is planning a prayer rally at MacLennan Park in Topeka.  It's currently scheduled to start at 3 pm Central (4 pm Eastern).  It looks innocuous enough--its vision is to fulfill a "call to humility, prayer, worship, seeking Him with all of our heart, and repentance of our own personal sins."

But then gets a look at who's partnering with Reign Down.  The likes of Cindy Jacobs, Lou Engle and Paul and Jan Crouch.  Pretty much a who's who of fundie and New Apostolic Reformation leaders.  That doesn't seem to have deterred Brownback from giving this a full-throated endorsement.  He has formally proclaimed Saturday to be a "Day of Restoration" and publicly called on Kansans to support the rally.  He also recently put together this video invitation.

This will actually be Reign Down's fourth event--but the first one in a red state.  The previous ones took place in 2008 in Washington, 2009 in Minneapolis and 2010 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Brownback has a history with these guys. According to People for the American Way, Brownback was one of the few Republican elected officials to support Rick Perry's "Response" prayer rally--which was similarly infused with religious right and NAR influence.  He even actually lived with Engle for a few months in 2001--long before Engle came into the spotlight.

The proceedings are going to be streamed live at the Reign Down Website.  Chances are pretty good Brownback will speak--and that he's going to say something he normally wouldn't say in front of the cameras.  Stay tuned.

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Originally posted to Christian Dem in NC on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:28 AM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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