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Pastor: Thank God For My Hot Wife

You might get some dirty looks if you thanked God for your hot wife at the family Thanksgiving feast. But a pastor saying a prayer before a NASCAR race got plenty of laughs. Baptist Pastor Joe Nelms had a lot to bless before NASCAR Federation Auto Parts 300 race in Nashville."So we want to thank you tonight for these mighty machines you brought before us," Nelms said during the prayer. "Thank you for the Dodges and the Toyotas. Thank you for the Fords. Thank you for Sunoco racing fuel and Goodyear tires."He also thanked God for his family -- though not in a manner typical for a pastor."Lord, I want to thank you for my smokin' hot wife tonight," said Nelms/CNN, AP. More here. And: (Nelms' Website at Family Baptist Church of Lebanon, TN here) (Family Baptist Church website photo: Pastor Joe Nelms, wife, Lisa, & kids)

Question (re: this prayer that's gone viral): Was Pastor Joe being sacriligeous in thanking God for hot cars and his hot wife?

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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