Gov. Bobby Jindal's prayer rally at Louisiana State University was a pallid political attempt by a Presidential wannabe to curry the favor of the Christian Right.
And that was the serious side of it.
With people like Cindy ("Japan Is Shaped Like A Dragon") Jacobs and E.W. Jackson, it was the Christian Right's answer to the clown car in Iowa (aka Freedom Summit).* (See Rachel Maddow's take below). But it was Jindal who took center stage, declaring all the while that this was an event of "faith, not politics."
Yes, the suspension of disbelief ran very high.
Pastors on stage repeatedly asked for God, in general, to provide elected officials with guidance. Homosexuality, abortion and other hot political issues were also discussed by speakers throughout the event.
"You could see the people praying and breaking down, from the little kids all the way up," said one participant. "It was God touching the nation." Little kids breaking down is not inspirational. It's just plain too theatrical ... and a little sick.