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Tue., June 26, 2012, 1:19 p.m.

Idaho Priest Prays For Obama Defeat

The Roman Catholic Diocese had no official comment when Boise Weekly asked about Father Michael St. Marie's choice of words June 22. But St. Marie wasn't simply commenting on the presidential election; he was praying in a very public setting. "Dear Lord, I ask that on Tuesday, Nov. 7, you find a new job for President Obama," prayed St. Marie, pictured, faith leader of the St. Edward Parish in Twin Falls. "The Diocese has no comment, but I can tell you that the Diocese does not condone or support any candidate for public office," Diocese spokesman Michael Brown told Citydesk. St. Marie's prayer was greeted by cheers by nearly 400 Idaho Republicans June 22. His invocation opened the Idaho State GOP Convention/George Prentice, Boise Weekly. More here. (Photo from Diocese of Boise Web site)

Question: Would you mind if your pastor prayed for the defeat of President Barack Obama from the pulpit or other public setting?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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