Actually, that title basically says everything I want to say about this (go ahead, click it):

But, just for fun, I’ll unpack it a little.

Misinformed: The pie chart on the site indicates that something like 75% of Christians, or what it refers to as Good People, support Romney. Leaving about 25% “Misguided” who do not. There’s a link to a Pew Forum survey, which does indicate that the 75% statistic is correct, if you exclude non-whites and non-Protestants. But, I mean, they’re not really Christians, right? Also, the site takes it as a given that Obama is going to win the election; last time I checked, this is not the case. Otherwise, why would I bother voting…wait a minute…

Oddly Busty: I mean, just look at that lady. She looks like she could work for Fox News. Is this like a “sex sells” kind of thing?

Mean Spirited: Any non-Christians, or, as we’ve seen, any non-white, non-Protestant Christians are referred to as “Misguided.” Also, see the little history lesson, which informs us that if it weren’t for prayer, we’d all be speaking Turkish. Thank God prayer saved us (and Europe!) from that awful fate.

Bigoted: See above notes regarding the exclusion of non-whites from Christianity and latent bigotry woven into the history lesson.

Prayerful: I, too, believe prayer is powerful. So, we have that in common. For example, I’m praying right now that this site is a joke.

Mostly, I want us to laugh at this. Haha, silly “misguided” Romney supporters. But then I realize it is a grievous misappropriation of my faith for political gain and I actually get kind of mad. Then, again, I read it over (a friend on Facebook described it as a car crash you just can’t turn away from) and I laugh again. Help me!

On a side note, any readers know who is responsible for this?

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  • Jonny B

    Not to mention that they’re encouraging Christians to pray that a Morman will beat a Christian in the election! Or does Obama not count because he is not white? Or does politics trump religion after all? Dumb question. I should know better by now.

  • Lucien Jacquet

    The owner of that domain registered the name “romneymegaprayer.com” through Namecheap.com, and has paid an extra fee to have his/her identity hidden through WhoisGuard. There is no telling information (such as author’s name or other comments) in the source code of that page. It will take more than a casual lookup to find out who has authored it.

  • Carla

    That’s just strange.

  • Keith Jenkins

    And on top of all its other shortcomings, the site mistakenly uses “it’s” in place of “its” in the statement: “Join the largest simultaneous group prayer of it’s kind.” So, whoever wrote the copy is an illiterate boob (not a reference to the “oddly busty” aspects of the site). Oh wait, we already knew that. Never mind. :^)*

  • http://twitter.com/benbrandenburg Ben Brandenburg

    I’d like to think this is the ingenious work of James Carville, but alas its looks like quite a sincere (and harmless) play.

    “Romney Mega Prayer _____@romneymegaprayer.com via cmail5.com
    4:23 PM (3 hours ago)

    to me
    Hi

    Thank you for participating in this historic event.

    A massive group prayer like this is rare. Even if we influence or affect the election by only a little – say 1% – that’s enough to possibly swing a crucial state or even the election itself Mitt’s way.

    Of course, the media will probably say that any boost or “jump” for Mitt Romney is due to an error in the pre-election polls, but we’ll know better.

    We’ll compare election results to detailed pre-election poll analyses to determine how much of a boost this historical prayer gave to Mitt Romney.

    An author of a book coming out next year called “American Prayers” has told us that he plans to dedicate an entire chapter on this. You’re part of it. You’re a hero.

    We need more people to participate. If you have any good ideas or success stories on how to do that, we’d love to hear them.

    God bless you, your family and America. Thank you!”

  • http://scottybecca.wordpress.com Rebecca

    Not to mention that the bible verse quote is completely taken out of context. They really think that God will accomplish ANYTHING two people agree on and pray about??

  • Neil Wilson

    A much better site for a satirical parody of what the media labels as right wing conservative “Christianity” is
    http://www.landoverbaptist.org/
    Its been running for years and is no flash in the pan.

  • JCF

    Just want to echo Lucien: there are no obvious fingerprints on this (But source-code reveals that Oddly Bust Girl is called “Margie”! O_o)

    Creepy.

  • Mark

    The site is confirmed satire, I’ve heard it from the site’s creator. Please reference Poe’s law: “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”

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  • http://www.davetrowbridge.com Dave Trowbridge

    An especially nice touch is the reference to Christian armies winning the battle of Lepanto, which was a naval battle.

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  • Kyle

    Im sorry God created us, he made multitudes of mistakes he gave birth to. The first two were Adam and Eve, the very first Lucifer and his traitors for friends. God should have saw that one coming he should have created a master race. Giving man a chance to put a knife in his back a very serious mistake one I would not have made. I would not have given birth to two mistakes Eve and Adam. I would not have let violent humans slay in pain my son so people would wonder what they are doing here. The government is as bad as God they let people overpollute the planet and do evil deeds and dont stop it and only punish it instead of preventing it. lucifer tells people that attention and compliments is the socalled crime of hassling. That is the Bible profaned to justify the arrests of innocent men who commend ladies on the beauty of their bosoms,cleavages and rears. Noah and his family were the only ones in Genesis that were not mistakes.

  • Mohammed Ali

    Make a man an offender has gotten completely taken out of context to, to mean an excuse to throw a mans ass in jail over something as laughable,trivial,inoffensive as saying your breasts are lovely is not something a man should not be having the old intimidation trespass threat used against him as a scare tactic since the only threat cowards who hide behind badges know is jail. Those who dont repent of lies about compliments God will send to hell.

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