08/29/2012 04:42 pm ET

Dear America, Hear Us Pray

I must confess that I was completely taken aback by the number of articles covering my father’s participation. I consider myself an above average citizen when it comes to things political, but my family’s involvement, albeit very minor, in this national event has exposed me to a new level of political activism. I didn’t even know conventions had prayers. And even if they do, are they newsworthy? My older brother forwarded me yet another press piece this morning via email. Apparently CNN’s Belief_Blog has my father as one of “5 Faithy Players to Watch at the RNC.” Faithy Player? What does that even mean? If only my father understood the world of text messaging, I would text his cell phone right now: “Pray on, playa.”

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