OMG, y’all. Did you hear how right winger James Dobson and his organization Focus on Your Family With a Judgmental and Righteous Attitude actuallyasked their followers
to pray for rain on the final night of the Democratic Convention, so Obama would be unable to give his speech outdoors?
I cannot find a clip of it anywhere as the Focus people have apparently pulled it from everywhere it could have possibly been played, but according to news reports, it starred Stuart Shepard, Focus’s director of digital media. In the clip, Shepard asks Focus members to pray for “rain of biblical proportions” on Obama’s big night.
“I'm talking about umbrella-ain’t-gonna-help-you rain ... swamp-the-intersections rain,” he continues. “Abundant rain, torrential rain…flood-advisory rain.”
Wow. Stuart Shepard is a dick!
I don’t know what’s worse. The fact that this dude actually created this video, or the fact that people truly believe that they can pray to God to create a bad event for other people. Trust me, if that worked, I would have spent the last sixteen years praying that my tenth grade gym teacher developed an incurable case of jock itch.
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Actually, I wouldn’t. For one because the God I groove on doesn’t pull stunts like that and two, because I’m not as big of an asshole as Stuart Shepard!
Of course after the requisite protests (from some of its own outraged members), Focus pulled the video, claimed it was all a joke, and apologized to anyone who took it seriously. All I can say is what my mama taught me: There’s truth in every joke, and that joke wasn’t funny.
I’ll leave the remarks about Gustav showing up on the first day of the Republican Convention to other people. – Jennifer Mathieu
UPDATE: The video is currently available here, for the time being.