Well, I just wanted to get in on the fun! My husband’s hot enough, but I’m not sure he’d want me announcing that fact to the world.
I’ve gotta say, though, that Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, was certainly not bashful when he offered the opening prayer on Saturday at the Tennessee NASCAR races.
In addition to his hot, sexy wife, Pastor Nelms is thankful for the wonders of Dodges and Toyotas and Fords. He offered to God his earnest thanks for “Sunoco Racing Fuel and Goodyear tires that bring performance and power to the track.”
And he was thankful for “…my smokin’ hot wife tonight, Lisa, my two children, Eli and Emma, or as we like to call them, the Little E’s.”
The film footage shows the fans and the NASCAR crews first prayerful, then smirking, then finally bursting into laughter at the pastor’s honest if irreverent invocation.
He raised some eyebrows, and some interesting questions about the nature of public prayer: Should prayer be always serious? Is it appropriate for prayer in the public square to be this idiosyncratic? Or did Pastor Nelms cross the line from piety into absurdity?
What do you think?