My Thoughts on Donald Miller's Prayer at the DNC
Monday night Donald Miller had the opportunity to perform the closing benediction at the DNC. The video above is of that benediction (the sound goes dead for about 3 seconds mid way through but it was the best copy I could find) I for one found the benediction to be as close to perfect as I could have hoped. Don was honest, real, and came across very sincere in his prayer. The problem is that instead of celebrating the fact that a prominent Christian speaker and author like Donald Miller was asked to be there and share the message of Christ with millions of people worldwide, we again have another circumstance of friendly fire.
Todd Friel, the host of "The Way of the Master", spends several minutes being his typical loud-mouthed windbag self as he tore Donald and his prayer apart on his Tuesday radio show. Todd is what is wrong with Christianity. His obnoxious rants are enough to make any follower of Christ ashamed to be called a "Christian". He and everyone like him are the reasons why non-believers want nothing to do with us. So what if Don didn't say the prayer like Todd would have. The fact he was given the opportunity and platform should be praised not bashed. Maybe Todd is jealous because his obnoxious ranting hasn't gotten him anywhere close to the stage Don had on Monday night.
I'm so sick of fighting this battle with morons like Todd that spend there days and nights tearing apart their teammates instead of being Jesus to the lost, hurt, broken, poor, fatherless, widowed, and fallen. All Donald Miller did was make me glad to call him a brother in Christ and all Todd Friel did was disappoint yet another believer.