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Today’s Defendant: Evangelical Ministers

Statement of the Grand Inquisitor: Every few months for untold years now, an evangelical minister crawls out from under a rock in the American heartland and says something transcendently stupid that gets picked up by the media. This time around it’s Pastor Arnold Conrad, formerly of Graves Evangelical Free Church. He gave the invocation at a McCain rally in Iowa last Saturday, and had this to say:

“There are millions of people around this world praying to their god—whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah—that [John McCain’s] opponent wins for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think their god is bigger than you, if that happens.”


October 13th, 2008 | Leave Comment