Pray for Rain upon Obama – And Pray for Diarrhea inside McCain
Posted by NT Wrong on September 8, 2008
About a week before the Democratic Convention began in Denver, rightwing nutjob Stuart Shepard, director of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, issued a video call for prayer in which he asked people to pray for “rain of biblical proportions” during Obama’s acceptance speech:
“Not just rain, abundant rain … urban and small streams advisory rain … umbrella ain’t gonna help ya … swamp the intersections … network cameras can’t see the podium rain.”
The call for rain was subsequently picked up by former Southern Baptist Convention official, Wiley Drake. Said Pastor Drake, “Other prayer warriors are welcome not only to pray for rain but repentance in America as well.”
Stuart Shepard’s prayers weren’t answered by the Almighty; it was a perfect day weather wise. But it must be acknowledged that he was on good scriptural grounds:
- “So Samuel called unto Yahweh; and Yahweh sent thunder and rain that day” (1 Samuel 12.18).
“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive” (Matthew 21.22).
However, as has often been noted, there’s ‘good scriptural grounds’ in the Bible for almost anything, including praying that your enemies are cursed with diarrhea:
- “As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.”
– Psalm 109.18
… which is why we’re encouraging people to pray for diarrhea during John McCain’s speeches… in the name of Jesus.
“Not just diarrhea, abundant diarrhea … urban and small streams advisory diarrhea … swamp the intersections diarrhea … network cameras can’t see the podium diarrhea.”
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