Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family asked people to pray for torrential rain to start exactly two minutes before Obama’s acceptance speech in Denver, because he wants our next president to be against abortion and gays. I’m not kidding:
Strangely, Obama’s speech had perfect weather.
Which makes Hurricane Gustav extremely ironic.
UPDATE: Read An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore.
What a goddamn moron. I hate fundies.
Now the fact that Barack had one of the nicest days that could be, and McCain is getting a hurricane mean God herself wants Barack?
You’d have to ask Stuart that question. It is above my pay grade.
One gapes in awe at the hubris of people who think that God needs their suggestion of how to run things. Pray for rain? Sure, because God isn’t really on the ball and needs a few pointers–over here, God! Do as I say, God! Here are your orders. Please have that taken care of by Friday.
The God these people believe in must be terribly weak-minded and myopic, certainly not one who, if he acts at all, acts optimally for the universal good already, without prompting or hints from bystanders, because, you know, he’s *GOD*. These people obviously didn’t listen to Jim Morrison when he explained, quite correctly, that you can’t petition the Lord with prayer.
Oh well, idiots get what they deserve.
To borrow from Benjamin Disraeli:
“To call him an ass, would be unfair to asses.”
Well, I’m reassured when Stuart says (I am not making this up), “And if [God] decides it’s not really necessary, I’m okay with that.”
I think it’s great that Stuart is “okay” with what God decides, at least in this case. That’s really open-minded of him. And I’m sure God breathed a sigh of relief when Stuart said that.
God wouldn’t want you to pray for someone’s misfortune, no matter how much He agrees or disagrees. This guy is an embarrassment to Republican’s and Christian’s alike.