(CNN) - Last month, Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family posted a video on its Web site calling on Christians to “pray for rain” to disrupt Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the upcoming Democratic convention in nearby Denver. Weeks later, their efforts did result in a deluge – the flood of criticism and news coverage that accompanied their decision to take down the video.
Focus officials insist the video - narrated by the man in charge of Web operations for the group’s political wing - was intended as a joke, and not a request for any divinely-inspired weather patterns.
Praying is a solemn act of worship and fellowship with The Almighty
Sovereign of all creation. not to be taken lightly. Personally I am disappointed that Focus on the Family founder Dobson chooses
to use it for a dumb idea: to pray for rain on a presidential candidates
Speech.. I mean there is so much and hugely more important issues America should be prating for. The wars on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, War on Poverty , the homeless , the Aids epidemic
the global economic downturn .and so many more. Why has Dobson
become more so political that he has forgotten the bigger issues and problems of America.
Praying for our Country is vastly more important than praying for rain on a presidential candidate's speech venue. Focus on the Family and Dobson is suddenly OUT of Focus!!!
I am a Christian, and I'm voting for Obama. I'm yet another Christian here to say that "Focus on the Family" doesn't speak for me.
This coming from the "old guard" of "christian conservatism" is what is destroying "religion" everywhere. Why can't the leaders of these organizations, which by the way are using tax free dollars to run these stupid ads, just fade away. Give them NO MORE spotlight.
Further, we must first know that Mr. Dobson is not ChURCH PASTOR or Minister. We do not know what (which , and where)
he goes to and what Bible he reads. To tell Americans what to pray for is therefore outside his calling. I am not following Mr Dobson's advice! though I will probably vote for Senator McCain.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY HAS AGAIN SHOWN ITS BACKSIDE. THEY ARE A GROUP OF RACIST RIGHT WING NUTS. WHEN IS THE IRS GOING TO INVESTIGATE THEM AND TAKE AWAY THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS??????????????????????????????????/
I wonder what God really thinks of this BOZO and the other saps who donate money to him, Familiy values to wish harm to someone else because they might disagree. Scary as Mccain.
You guys are all pitiful. Sad to see how stupid the democrats have become just as sad to see rain dances going on with the republicans. Everyone prepare for the race riots when Obama looses.
The 44th President of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
IN GOD WE TRUST.
In response to Chief, it sounds like Focus on Family are the bad sports....I haven't heard of any Democrats praying for any unfortunate events to happen at the RNC convention...
Are they part of the Westboro Baptist church in Kansas that's run by that nutcase Phelps?