Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite
A young boy’s prayer for President Obama has quickly become one of the most disliked videos on YouTube, thanks to a host of Christian conservative sites that have condemned it over the last several days. In the video, the boy clasps his hands and lowers his head before thanking the president for “all the stuff that you helped us with.”
Later in the video, the boy says, “God has given you a special power, and you are going to handle it just fine.” At the end, he opens his eyes and raises his hands, yelling a triumphant, “Barack Obama!”
And it would have been just another cute video uploaded to YouTube by a loving parent, had it not been posted Sunday by Fox News radio host Todd Starnes and subsequently by nearly every conservative website on the internet. “What kind of a parent would allow their child to blaspheme God?” Starnes wrote in his post, setting the narrative that would reverberate throughout the rest of the right-wing web.
CainTV’s Robert Laurie wrote, “If you thought that Barack Obama was just a mortal man elected to a temporary position in office, you thought wrong. According to this video, he’s much, much, more than that. He is a divine instrument, replete with God-given ‘special powers.’”
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