July 25, 2011

Nascar Pastor Gives Sponsor-Packed Invocation: Pastor Joe Nelms delivered the invocation prayer before Saturday's Nationwide Nascar race in Nashville, thanking God for "GM Performance Technology," "Sunoco racing fuel" and many other things. "I don't want to do the cookie-cutter prayer," he said later.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 04:53 PM - 12 comments

What brand cookie-cutter? Come on now.

posted by phaedon at 05:55 PM on July 25

I can't resist posting this: Talladega Nights

posted by split atom at 06:02 PM on July 25

Did God smite him after this?

posted by jjzucal at 06:20 PM on July 25

He made that prayer his bitch.

posted by rcade at 06:26 PM on July 25

Yea I am pretty certain that in a world of near economic collapse, natural disasters, famine, war, pollution, racism, political strife, crime, and global warming etc, god should be thanked for GM Performance Technology and Sunoco Racing Fuel. Way to go GOD and thanks for keeping it real and keeping NASCAR sponsors happy.

God may not give a rats ass about the human beings on this planet, but he certainly loves a competitive stock car race. Just what kind of credibility can a religious quack have after a invocation like that? Send donations now.

posted by Atheist at 06:33 PM on July 25

Just what kind of credibility can a religious quack have after a invocation like that? Send donations now.

Makes as much sense as the winner thanking god. He's praying to an invisible man in the sky, and in that light, this prayer makes a lot of sense.

posted by justgary at 07:29 PM on July 25

Thieves in the temple...

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:01 PM on July 25

Shit, I loved that. Give the guy credit for having a good sense of the occasion. And maybe even a sense of humor (C'mon - "smoking hot wife")?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:08 PM on July 25

Absolutely Great. Loved it.

posted by ic23b at 12:08 AM on July 26

Between Pastor Nelms putting the fun in fundamental and a host of other preachers putting the mental in fundamental, that leaves da.

Rev'n Simpson, you out there on the infield? Stand up and be counted, brother.

I'm looking forward to the day when Pastor Melissa Scott is scheduled to appear in God's name at a NASCAR event.

posted by beaverboard at 12:08 AM on July 26

I can't resist posting this: Talladega Nights

That's what I thought of also. In fact, I'm pretty sure he was just trying to do something similar.

posted by justgary at 01:54 AM on July 26

As a card carrying agnostic, I could give two shits about an invocation; but even I thought that was in exceptionally poor taste.

posted by Tinman at 11:50 AM on July 26

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