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Minister delivers divisive invocation at McCain event. (Updated with audio)

By Faiz Shakir on October 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm

"Minister delivers divisive invocation at McCain event. (Updated with audio)"


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The Iowa Independent reports that a minister who spoke at John McCain’s rally in Davenport, IA today injected a divisive statement into his invocation. Here’s what Pastor Arnold Conrad said:

I would also add, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you will guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and election day.

UPDATE: Listen to Conrad’s remarks here:


Fox News’ Caroline Shively reported on the pastor’s comments:

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