11/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Divisive Speech At McCain Rallies Even Coming From Clergy

Just in case you thought that the disturbing speech that's come to define John McCain's rallies of late has been limited to vaguely racist diatribes and the fearmongery of zenophobes, you can now add religious divisiveness as well. On the scene in Davenport, Iowa, the Iowa Independent's John Deeth captures the mood:

Before McCain's arrival, a minister delivering an invocation said, "There are plenty of people around the world who are praying to their god, be they Hindu, Buddah, or Allah, that (McCain's) opponent wins. I pray that you step forward and honor your own name."