What would you do Wednesday!
The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicks off this week. It is no secret that Mormon Mitt Romney is the Republican Presidential nominee. As with most national political events prayers will be offered. In fact, the NY Times reports that prayers at this years RNC will be given by a Jewish Rabbi, a Roman Catholic and “a Hispanic evangelical Christian, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders.”1
Today, think about how you would react if your Protestant pastor were invited to pray at the 2012 RNC given the above information.
Your pastor has been invited to pray at the 2012 RNC. Since he would be introduced as a pastor and the church name given he feels it is only right that he bring the decision of whether or not to accept the invitation before the congregation.
During the congregational meeting your pastor explains the situation including who else will be praying. He then asks for your vote of whether or not he will pray at the RNC.
How would you vote?
- Yes, but only if he clearly states the gospel in his prayer.
- Yes, as long as he brings back a pair of Mitt’s magic Mormon underwear.
- Sharon Otterman. New York Rabbi’s Prayer Will Open G.O.P. Convention. nytimes.com. ↩