O Me of Little Faith

O Me of Little Faith

Relevant and the DNC

If you didn’t know, RELEVANT founder Cameron Strang got invited to give the opening invocation from the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. Yep, the national TV broadcast. The DNC is looking to reach out to faith-minded young voters, and because Obama’s campaign has been in touch with RELEVANT a few times, they thought of him.

At first, Cameron said yes. (For the record, I would have, too.) The DNC sent out a press release about it. Then Cameron thought more about the offer, considered that it might be construed as if RELEVANT was picking sides — Cameron’s a registered Independent in Florida, btw — and then he declined the offer.


A good, wise choice on his part, I think — whether he’s planning to vote for Obama or not. (He says he’s not sure.) I was happy for Cameron when I heard the news. It would have been a great platform for RELEVANT. But I think I’m happier he declined. Neutrality is a good thing for a publication like his.

Eventually Cameron recommended to the DNC that Don Miller give the invocation instead. Don said yes. (Again, I would have, too.)

You can read the whole story here.

UPDATE: Don Miller talks to Christianity Today about why he accepted the offer to pray at the convention, why he’s a registered Democrat, and why he’ll be voting for Obama.

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posted August 22, 2008 at 11:02 am

Cameron has picked sides all right, just lacks the backbone to stand up for his choice.

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posted August 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm

thats pretty crazy. it will be interesting to see..

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Bryan Allain

posted August 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm

kinda like lacking the backbone to leave your name with a comment?(i’m sure there was a legit reason to not leave your name, but i couldnt resist)

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posted August 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm

This is the kind of commentary I come to the JB blog for. I would think that a speaker could attain the appearance of neutrality with the language of the prayer itself, but I respect his pulling out. Your post is slightly misleading on his lack of major-party political affiliation — the linked story says he was a registered republican until last week.

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Joshua Longbrake

posted August 25, 2008 at 4:03 pm

1.) Always fun to see anonymous commenters pointing fingers.2.) “Somebody calls you and asks you to pray, you do.” -Don Miller

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posted December 19, 2013 at 9:27 am

A reality that will last, of course you have to make the changes a commitment for life.

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