During the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, there were some predictable moments of disagreement and the lingering effects of an unusual primary race to the nomination. The opening prayers might have been expected to rise above the fray. But Pastor Mark Burns, a last-minute addition to the Convention, offered what Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times called a “malediction” rather than a benediction.
You can view the benediction on YouTube or below. What do you think of Pastor Burns’ prayer?