I'll let that sink in.
I don't think much of a response is even necessary, but I'll give a multi-point one here for fun:
- In case you haven't heard him screaming at the top of his lungs, Obama is a Christian. That is to say, he says he is a Christian. Which is all any person who we don't know personally can do, and God commands us not to judge one's faith.
- Can you think of anything less Godly then presidential politics? I imagine you would be more likely to see a work of God in a crack den then in an election.
- God isn't so much worried about his reputation. I believe, as I imagine this pastor does, that if God wanted to He could arrange the stars in the sky to read "I'm here, obey me. Signed, God." That would give Him a few converts, certainly more then helping McCain win the election would. For whatever reason, I think I'll leave the big picture planning to God, He has decided to let us come to Him by faith. A little presumptuous to ask God to mess with that master plan so your guy wins the election, don't you think?
- Perhaps a more appropriate "prayer" might have been, "I hope Obama doesn't win because it might mean that the politicians have no use for the Christian Right anymore. If politicians and the Fox News / Rush Limbaugh crowd stop thumping the bible nonsensically, I'm going to have to go back to the measly salary I made as a non-political, non-propaganda, charitable, tolerant, universally loving, CHRISTIAN pastor."
- McCain did an interview yesterday in which he criticized Obama for not calling out the people on the far left who spread lies about him (and make no mistake there are some). In the same interview he said he felt justified in criticizing Obama because he has been calling out the people on his side who spread lies about Obama. Well sir, you let a pastor tell a crowd at YOUR rally that the Christian God endorses you, I think that entitles Obama to say whatever the hell he wants.