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Kansas Clergy Deliver 30,000 Faithful America Signatures to Kansas Speaker

January 19, 2012, 5:48 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Faithful America Topeka Petition DeliveryAfter Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R – Hutchinson) forwarded around an email using the Bible to pray for President Obama’s death, Faithful America members quickly responded with a petition calling for his resignation. In just over a week, the petition has amassed over 30,000 signatures nationwide.

Today, two Kansas pastors, Rev. Tobias Schlingensiepen and Rev. Jim McCulloughgathered at the State Capitol to deliver the petitions and reiterate the signers’ demand. Rev. Schlingensiepen explained his motivation for signing:

Speaker O’Neal’s behavior is an affront to the Christian faith and unworthy of his office. It’s unpatriotic and offensive for an elected representative to wish harm upon the President of the United States. His refusal to show remorse shows that it’s time for him to resign, and to reflect upon the true foundations of his faith.

After originally equivocating, Speaker O’Neal has finally apologized, but he still refuses to step down from office.

UPDATE: Here’s video from the petition delivery:

UPDATE II: The delivery made the local news on the Topeka NBC affiliate last night:

One Response to “Kansas Clergy Deliver 30,000 Faithful America Signatures to Kansas Speaker”

  1. JCF says:

    Well done!