Baptist Pastor Prays for President Obama to Die and Go to Hell

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The ugly face of Christianity is on display for all to see. AZ Baptist Pastor Steven L. Anderson delivered a fiery sermon in which he said he prays for President Obama to “die and go to hell.”

Watch it:

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16 Responses to Baptist Pastor Prays for President Obama to Die and Go to Hell

  1. stradella says:

    I grew up in the Baptist church.

    Long before I moved to Los Angeles, I lived in the crazy world of Mississippi Baptists and crazy may be an under statement. I was so screwed up by the time I met my first husband and got out of the south.

    I was convinced white people were devils, gays were child abusers and could be “cured,” and the only way to salvation was through Christianity.

    It took me a good decade in LA before I got how messed up my thinking was. I blame all of the craziness on the Baptist church.

    For the record, I don’t think white people are devils and gays are child abusers and need to be cured. I was wrong and I apologize for ever holding such an evil world view.

  2. Peace Nick says:

    The extremists have been unleashed and their armed with a gun and a Bible.

    I am very concerned about these nut jobs who find a voice in the Lou Dobbs and Glenn Becks their message of hatred and paranoia.

  3. rckweho says:

    This country has become totally insane.

  4. Ron hisom says:

    And the Secret Service has not grabbed this guy because WHY??

  5. ichabod says:

    Between Islam and Christianity, they will start another round of Crusades.

    I used to be a Christian. I have no issue with the Man from Galilee, but he is a man.

    Whoever made up the stories and coerced people to follow dogma is another matter entirely.

  6. Greg says:

    Isn’t it for reasons like this that the Founding Fathers wanted the separation of church and state? To pray for someone to die is just irresponsible — especially for someone of the cloth.

  7. bradfrmphnx says:

    Just as Extremist Muslims give good Muslims a bad name. Extremist Christians also give good Christians a bad name. I don’t understand how this “preacher” from Tempe thinks that he is in any way following the teachings of Christ, or God’s law. I further don’t understand how the Baptist Community or its hierarchy put up with this. These are the kind of fruitcakes we have here in the Phoenix area though. Doesn’t make it hard to be a Deist.

  8. Conejo1982 says:

    Christianity has become radicalized over the past 2 decades. The Pope(s) haven’t helped, nor have the southern evangelicals like Pat Robertson.

    When I hear something like this statement, I see why fewer and fewer Americans bother to attend any church, preferring to find spirituality on their own and at home.

  9. jimmy says:

    The dichotomy that exists in Christianity is no more present than right now where we see the Evangelical Lutherans move their faith along with compassion while we also these shame and blame, “sinners in the hands of an angry god” type of christians run around promoting hatred. And the latter would say they are the better christians, that they are the elect.

    I think Jesus would say that they suck.

  10. Mauigirl says:

    What is wrong with people like this? How can he possibly think he is preaching the word of God? I’m not religious but it seems to me if Jesus were here today he would be disgusted by many of those who are preaching this type of hatred in his name. I think that is what it really means to “take the Lord’s name in vain.” And as I recall, that is the unforgivable sin. (Yes I believe there is one).

  11. Mauigirl says:

    Nope, looked it up. Blaspheming against the holy spirit is the unpardonable sin. But this must be close or maybe this is what that means!

  12. JollyRoger says:

    And again, I have my detest of any form of organized religion justified. I say, yet again, that organized religion isn’t usually for the purposes of bonding in faith, but rather, for people full of hate to find justifications of their hatreds by congregating with people who are as full of hate as they are. The clergy, of course, are in it for pwer and money, and thus encourage those hatreds.

    As for this sack…. I think we gots us some serious repression issues here. Just look at him. See what I mean?

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  14. libhomo says:

    It’s been a loooooooonnnnnngggg time since I’ve been a Christian, but even I remember that it is arrogant and blasphemous to presume whether the imaginary deity would send someone to heavan or hell. This clown is breaking his own rules.

  15. Thinker from Iowa says:

    > And the Secret Service has not grabbed this guy
    > because WHY??

    Because they are probably Baptists themselves?

  16. jane doe says:

    stradella –

    It would seem that you’ve found your way from narrow-minded faith to true grace. That is a true blessing, no matter what religion or philosophy you follow.

    As for the nut job preacher in Arizona, I hope that his parishioners abandon him and his teachings in droves. But I am not overly optimistic, as too many people are unwilling to question anything that comes from a man standing at a pulpit.

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