Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pray for Rain?!

Focus on the Family produced, published, and then removed a video encouraging people to "pray for rain of biblical proportions" on a certain evening in August. People were prompted to pray that the deluge be focused on a certain Denver venue - Mile High Stadium; the venue to be used by the DNC for their convention. Evidently, enough "Family" members protested that the video was in poor taste and Focus yanked it from the web sometime yesterday. Not fast enough, however, for the video still lives!

Stuart Shepard is the director of digital media at Focus Action, Focus on the Family's political arm. Shepard wrote and appeared in the production, and he stated that the video was meant to be "mildly humorous."

In my judgment, producing the video was a bad decision. Focus on the Family should focus on what they do best and parody videos is not their strength. Personally, I do not believe there is anything offensive about the video. I just think that it's stupid. What do you think?

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