Here's the benediction from day one of the RNC:
Hello Republicans! I'm paster Mark Burns from the great state of South Carolina. I'm gonna pray and I'm gonna give the benediction. You know why? Because we are electing a man in Donald Trump who believes in the name of Jesus Christ! And Republicans we got to be united because our enemy is not other Republicans but is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party! Let's pray together.
Father God, in the name of Jesus, Lord, we’re so thankful for the life of Donald Trump. We’re thankful that you are guiding him, you're are giving him the words to unite this party, this country, that we together can defeat the liberal Democratic Party, to keep us divided and not united, because we are the United States of America, and we are the conservative party under God.
To defeat every attack that comes against us protect the life of Donald Trump, give him the words, give him the peace, give him the power and the authority to be the next president of the United States of America. In Jesus' name, if you believe it shout Amen!
I know that this is religion and not logic, but I don't understand. Does he want to be united or divided? Does he want to unite the country or defeat Democrats? The only way this construct makes sense if Democrats aren't part of the country and I've got a problem with that.