Our God Is Bigger Than Your God

From a pre-rally prayer at a McCain event in Davenport, Iowa:

Unhelpful for establishing the tone McCain sought in Davenport was the Rev. Arnold Conrad, past pastor of the Grace Evangelical Free Church. His prayer before McCain arrived at the convention center blocks from the Mississippi River appeared to dismiss faiths other than Christianity and cast the election as a referendum on God himself.

"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," Conrad said.

"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 with all that happens between now and Election Day," he said.

Apparently, a spokesperson for the McCain campaign distanced themselves from these remarks later on. Funny how the McCain-Palin "Straight Talk Express" has been doing so much of that lately, particularly at all the shenanigans going on at their rallies. With their poll numbers tanking, you would almost think desperation had something to do with it.

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- October 12, 2008 10:46 AM // Politics