Where does McCain find these people?

“I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god—whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah—that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons,” said the minister delivering it. “And Lord, I pray that you will 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 with all that happens between now and election day.”

–Arnold Conrad, a pastor who gave the invocation prayer at the McCain rally today in Davenport, Iowa.

Here’s the audio:

(HT: Ben Smith)


8 thoughts on “Where does McCain find these people?

  1. Insane, embarrassing, and just plain wrong. I’m glad someone seems to have the inside scoop on what God really wants; its so “honorable” to be so concerned that God’s reputation not be tarnished by all the other god’s out there…

    This man makes me sad.

  2. It’s not a lot different than the “evil Bush 9/11 conspiracy” people that festered in the Democratic party during the 2004 election period. It’s embarrassing, but, sadly, seems to be a part of politics these days.

  3. wait i am so confused. which God is going to win. All this time I have been praying at Obama was going to win, but now I feel so deflated, I am only studying to do ministry, and this guy is already a minister, therefore he must be closer to God and God will honor him and not me.
    What am I to do!

  4. Also, pastor, “Hindu” is a term which means “follower of Hinduism.” It is not the name of a god. The main gods of Hinduism are Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu, and there are a host of others. Similarly, a “Buddha” is one who has reached enlightenment. A Buddha not a god either. Furthermore, “Allah” means “God” in Arabic, and the term is understood as meaning Yahweh, the God of Abraham… whom you *yourself* claim to worship.

    Get it right.

  5. actually, while I wouldn’t disagree with you that Rev. Wright has some extreme views, his views seem almost on the exact opposite end of the spectrum with this pastor. i’ve gone back and listened to a lot of Rev Wrights most “dangerous” sermons, and while I don’t necessarily agree with the tone, the thrusts of his main arguments in those sermons are spot on. but maybe that just makes me a crazy radical as well.

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