Owen Barder wonders whose side God is on:
First the religious right were asked to pray for rain during the Denver Democratic National Convention:
Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family, one of America’s leading evangelical groups, was shown in a video filmed at Denver’s Invesco Field, where 75,000 are expected to cheer Mr Obama on Aug 28, asking Christians to pray for “torrential” rain.
Did it rain on Mr Obama’s parade? Did it heck.
But what’s this? Hurricane Gustav has prompted a rethink over the Republican convention. John McCain said:
“But you know it just wouldn’t be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a near-tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a natural disaster. So we’re monitoring it from day to day and I’m saying a few prayers too.”
If the Big Guy is sending rain according to which side he’s on, then He seems to be a Democrat.
As an aside, I wonder if “Focus on the Family” is code for “Focus on our Bigotry”? I suspect it probably is.