Focus On The Family Pulls Video (Jokingly) Asking Supporters to Pray for Rain During Obama’s Speech

By Nitya

Aug 13, 2008 8:12am

"Would it be wrong to ask people to pray for rain?" asks Stuart Shepard, director of digital media the political arm of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, Focus Action, in this video.

"Not just rain," Shepard clarifies, "abundant rain, torrential ran, urban-and-small-stream-advisory rain."

When would this rain come?

"The evening of August 28 right here at Mile High stadium in Denver," so as to ruin Sen. Barack Obama’s plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination.

"I’m talking-umbrellas-ain’t-gonna-help-you rain," Shepard says. "Not flood-people-out-of-their-houses rain, just good ol’ swamp-the-intersection rain…network-cameras-can’t-see-the podium rain."

Why?

"I’m still pro life, and I’m still in favor of marriage as being between one man and one woman," Shepard explains. "And I would like the next president who will select justices for the next Supreme Court to agree."

After some members of the organization complained about the video, which was supposed to be humorous, the organization took it off their website.

- jpt

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