God Understands Irony, A Postscript

| Fri Aug. 29, 2008 3:41 PM EDT

We're not claiming God's a Democrat, but it's clear She doesn't respond to Republican wingnut raindances.

First the Good Lord sent a tropical storm to bungle a meeting of global warming deniers in Florida. Then She conjured up Gustav to threaten to delay Bush's speech at the RNC.

Last night, God flat-out denied ex-pastor (and ex-meteorologist) Stuart Shepard's entreaties to rain on the Obama parade. In the Focus on the Family video clip shown below, the group's digital media director encouraged viewers to pray for rain during Obama's speech at the DNC. Not just "torrential rain," but "network-cameras-can't-see-the-podium rain, attendees-can't-walk-back-to-the-indoor-arena-without-wishing-for-hip-waders rain."

Watch the raindance here:

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After the ensuing uproar, and being named "World's Worst Person" by Keith Olbermann, Shepard issued a video mea culpa and Focus on the Family took the original video down. What's next, RNC sunshine requests for McCain and Palin?

—Nichole Wong

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