08/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

RNC Accidentally Mocks Messianic Lutherans In Obama Hit

The RNC has modified a page from their "Barack Book" mock social networking site because the church they associated Obama with -- the Messiah Lutheran Church -- turned out to be a real denomination affiliated with the Missouri Synod.

The site, styled after Facebook, included a link to a real Facebook page, and next to an entry for "employer," the RNC wrote in "Messiah Lutheran Church."

No subtlety there.

But there really are Messianic Lutherans. Most of them live in Missouri. The church has branches in California and Nebraska.

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