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December 8, 2008

Your Turn: God’s Bailout

A pastor prays for the future of the American auto industry during a special service called "A Hybrid Hope" at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan December 7, 2008. White House and congressional negotiators sought on Sunday to remove remaining differences over an emergency rescue for the U.S. auto industry, a wounded giant of the struggling American economy. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  (UNITED STATES)People pray for the future of the American auto industry during a special service called "A Hybrid Hope" at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan December 7, 2008. White House and congressional negotiators sought on Sunday to remove remaining differences over an emergency rescue for the U.S. auto industry, a wounded giant of the struggling American economy. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  (UNITED STATES)

I’m interested in your thoughts on this imagery.

The scene is The Greater Grace Temple, an 8,000 member Pentecostal church in NW Detroit. Three hybrid SUV’s, each representing one of the three U.S. automakers, were melded into a service yesterday to ask for God’s help in delivering government support for the industry. The Bishop’s sermon was titled: Hybrid Hope.

NYT story here.

(h/t: DW)

(images: Carlos Barria/Reuters. December 7, 2008. Detroit, MI.)

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