06/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Priest Attacks Obama In Invocation

Here's the video of the invocation at the New York State Republican Party dinner last night, delivered to a crowd including Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Peter King, and where Dick Cheney later spoke.

In it, the priest, Monsignor Jim Lisante mockingly asks God to change Obama's mind and volunteers to replace Rev. Jeremiah Wright as Obama's pastor.

"One more thing, Lord. Please tell Senator Obama that maybe change is a good thing and maybe he should think about changing his favorite preacher," he said, to applause.

"I know a lot more of us would be comfortable with his judgment skills if he hadn't sat for 20 years through those words offered by his preacher of division, bigotry, and - honestly - half truths without a word of objection from Senator until the media brought it up, and now he doesn't want any part of the guy," he said.

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