Tri Robinson, the well-known pastor at Boise's Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Garden City, gave the invocation this morning at the invitation of Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick.
Robinson's church runs a food pantry, health clinic and homeless shelter in addition to preaching the "Green Gospel," an environmental treatment of the New Testament. Here is the prayer he offered, courtesy of Minnick's office and YouTube.
How many people listened to his words—with their righteous meaning and a valuable message for decision makers at this time—right up until he gets to the very end and alienates the 20-plus percent of Americans don't pray in Jesus' name?
(Jesus, it's only 20 percent, according to the, uh, CIA).