Thursday, May 05, 2011

Pompeo Calls for Prayer but not for consideration of how climate change might be causing more tornadoes in certain regions

Kansas Republican Pompeo Calls for Prayer but not for consideration of how climate change might be causing more tornadoes in certain regions

Pompeo wrote in his recent newsletter:

This Thursday, May 5th marks the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. Initiated by the Continental Congress in 1775, President Harry Truman signed into law a declaration in 1952 that every President “shall set aside a national day of prayer.” Then, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan set the first Thursday of May as the official Day of Prayer. From natural disasters to financial peril to frailty of human leadership, there is much for our nation to pray about—and I hope that you will join Susan and me in doing so.

Susan has enjoyed serving as a volunteer for National Prayer Day activities that are taking place throughout the week here on Capitol Hill. We will both attend National Prayer Day services this Thursday that will include the following speakers: Dr. & Mrs. James Dobson, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Father Jerome Magat, Elizabeth Dole, and Joni Eareckson Tada. Please know that you may watch these services LIVE on DirecTV channel 365 (May 5th, 9am-12pm EDT). They will also be streaming live on Please check this same website to learn about activities and events in your hometown that are taking place in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

Susan and I would like to ask that you include in your prayers our fellow citizens in the southeastern part of the United States, who have been devastated by the April 27th storms. More than 300 tornadoes ripped through multiple states that day, killing hundreds and leveling entire communities. Many remain homeless, without electricity, or in search of loved ones. As it always is in America, citizens are stepping up to help. The orange and blue of Auburn are rushing to the aid of their sports enemy, the Alabama Crimson Tide (whose Tuscaloosa campus was abruptly shut down for the school year by the storm damage). Volunteers from dozens of states took action immediately, and my Congressional friends who represent these ravaged areas tell me the small and large acts of kindness are countless.

No one understands better what the wrath of a tornado can do than we Kansans. If you would like to volunteer or contribute to the disaster relief efforts, please contact:American Red Cross
Midway-Kansas Chapter
1900 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67214
(316) 219-4000
(Visit, call 1-800-733-2767 or
contact our local Red Cross chapter)

The Salvation Army
350 N. Market, Wichita, Kansas 67202
(316) 263-2769
(Online at

What Pompeo fails to do is ask for recognition that climate change is causing some of these shifts in whetheer manifestations and man made climate change plays a big role. Instead he votes to defund the EPA etc.

I woulsd suggest you also help by calling the Kanas Representative and asking him to use some Common Sense on that

In addition, if you want to help contact Kansas' own:

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. --linked to the title of this article


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