In a shift in right-wing “prayer” policy, the Liberty Counsel is now urging supporters to “adopt” a “liberal” and pray for that person to change his or her political and moral beliefs. The campaign allows people to “adopt” one of 11 named “liberals” or anybody else who might be a “liberal.” See below:


I was delighted to see that I was the only non-government official offered up for adoption.  I am right in line with President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and (I’ll admit this is my favorite) Arnold Schwarzenneger.

As some of you know, I have been the target of several “imprecatory prayer” campaigns recently, where Pastor Wiley Drake and former chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt have been praying for my death.  The new approach seems a lot more civil.

I did receive one e-mail indicating that the sender would be happy to
“adopt” me if I would do chores. Sorry about that, but that is a
non-starter.  I am not raking leaves; I am not taking out the garbage. 
I have enough of that to do where I live now.  Please also note that I
do stay up late and I will not live with cats.

In another note, Christian Broadcasting Network White House Correspondent David Brody also made a reference
to me today.  He was reporting that the phrase “In God We Trust” has
been chiseled into the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center over the objection
of civil libertarians. He posted a photograph of what the new engraving
looks like and then he joked that the Congressional Prayer Caucus
originally would have preferred an engraving that looked like this

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Brody followed that up with, “C’mon just a joke! A little Evangelical humor! Yes we actually have a sense of humor. Barry Lynn is probably not laughing.”

Actually, David’s report gave me quite the chortle. 

But seriously, is there anybody out there who honestly believes any
of America’s political leaders will be better people because of this
new engraving?  Write me if you do, but forgive me if I chuckle.

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