It’s too strange for fiction: “they’re gonna think that their god is bigger than You,” Pastor Arnold Conrad warned at a McCain rally this weekend. From the Wall Street Journal, no less:
“Pastor Delivers Odd Invocation at McCain Rally
Laura Meckler reports from Davenport, Iowa, on the presidential race:
Sometimes the most interesting stuff happens before John McCain even arrives. At a McCain rally today in Davenport, a pastor delivered an odd invocation.
“There are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his [McCain’s] opponent wins, for a variety of reasons,” said Arnold Conrad, former pastor of Grave Evangelical Free Church. “And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and Election Day.”
That might strike some as provocative given persistent, false rumors that Democrat Barack Obama is a Muslim. Sen. Obama is Christian…” For more.
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