Kansas governor's last proclamation invites prayer, fasting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Departing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's last proclamation invites the state's residents to observe his last full day in office with prayer and fasting.

Brownback's office announced that he has designated Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting" in the state.

Brownback is resigning as governor at 3 p.m. Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will become governor.

Brownback said in a statement Monday that he feels blessed to have served the state. He said he would like to observe a time of prayer and fasting before, in his words, "God takes me on to the next part of my journey."

Brownback critics posted plans on Facebook for a 24-hour "Bye Brownback" pizza and beer party starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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1/29/2018 5:54:38 PM (GMT -6:00)