Atlantic political blogger Marc Ambinder has provided a transcript and mp3 file of an invocation spoken by a pastor named Arnold Conrad this morning in Davenport, Iowa, prior to a speech given by Sen. John McCain. McCain repudiated Conrad’s words when he got to the lecturn.
As Ambinder writes, “This pastor sees the election as a religious war. Either that, or Bill Maher paid him to promote Religulous.”
Here’s the transcript: “I also would also pray, 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.”
Forget the mp3 — too bassy and echo-y, can’t hear the words.