By Sarah Kay LeBlanc
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared Thursday a day of prayer as the state continues to battle the coronavirus, but one group says that’s not her place.
During her daily press conference Thursday morning, Reynolds asked Iowans to pray for protection, healing, grace and peace.
“This has been a challenging time for all of us but with God’s grace there is always a promise of hope,” she said.
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa executive director Connie Ryan said the group was alarmed by the governor’s proclamation and that it’s not the role of elected officials to promote religion.
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