Praying for bad things to happen to others

Dr. Dobson’s group, “Focus on the Family” has started a prayer campaign to pray for rain at Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination.

This isn’t the first time I’ve encountered “Christian” groups praying for rain to hurt others. When I was a teen, the band Cheap Trick came to play in my little town of Palmer, Alaska. My church started a campaign to pray that the concert would be rained out. I spent most of my youth wondering why “Christians” focus so much of their energy and prayer towards hating and hurting others rather than actually doing good. I still wonder.

By the way the concert was a rare, beautiful 70+ degree day.

Update: the weather was beautiful. The only rain occurred in the Fox “News” booth; it was flooded due to a sprinkler malfunction.


Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.
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