Southern Baptists Pray for President Obama’s Death

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

People often accuse me of being too hard on Christians. They email to say that I take them to task too often and I don’t acknowledge the good among them. But the problem with this argument is, Christians keep providing me with ample opportunities to take them to task and call them out on their hypocrisy and evil.

For example, the “Imprecatory Prayer.”

Evangelicals regularly pray for President Obama’s death. These religious lunatics wear T-shirts, have bumper stickers on their cars and trucks, have give their infants and toddlers teddy bears emblazoned with the wholesome-sounding slogan “Pray for Obama” but tagged with the more troublesome “Psalm 109:8” which reads:

“May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership; “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.”

In radical, religious circles, it’s known as the “Imprecatory Prayer.”

Orange County CA’s Wiley Drake and Tempe, Arizona’s Steven L. Anderson are two preachers afflicted with what I call Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Pastor Wiley Drake kicked off this Presidents’ Day Weekend with an email blast to his supporters saying “Imprecatory Prayer is now our DUTY” and announced a daily teleconference call to advance the cause. Drake has been an enthusiastic advocate of imprecatory prayer since he announced that God answered his call with the murder of Kansas abortion clinic doctor George Tiller in church last May. “George Tiller was far greater in his atrocities than Adolf Hitler,” Drake said at the time, “I am so happy. I am glad that he is dead.” This emboldened him to add “the usurper that is in the White House, B. Hussein Obama” he wants to see dead.

Pastor Steven L. Anderson said in an interview:

“I hate Barack Obama. You say, well, you just mean you don’t like what he stands for. No, I hate the person. Oh, you mean you just don’t like his policies. No, I hate him. I am not going to pray for his good. I am going to pray that he dies and goes to Hell.”

Anderson’s gospel of hate is underscored by the culture war trifecta: God, Gays, and Guns. Gays, he has said, should be executed, “The same God who instituted the death penalty for murders is the same god who instituted the death penalty for rapists and for homosexuals, sodomites, and queers.” And as for guns, well, they’ve been as common as Bibles in his church some Sundays. In fact, Chris Broughton, the man who brought an AR15 assault rifle as a protest outside an August ’09 Obama event in Arizona, attended the “Why I Hate Obama” sermon just the Sunday before. Broughton has called it “the best church in the world.”

So, as long as Christians tolerate and even support the likes of Pastors Wiley Drake and Steven L. Anderson, I will continue to use my voice and my Blog to expose and criticize Christianity for what it is: a dangerous cult. A safe harbor for hatred, homophobia and political extremism.

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30 Responses to Southern Baptists Pray for President Obama’s Death

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    Do you ever get the feeling you’re living in Iran, or Afghanistan, or Iraq, and not the USA? These are very dangerous times and the Bible thumpers in my mind are a far greater threat to America than any Taliban or al Qaeda group. Too bad we can’t lock them all up and throw away the key.

  2. Mauigirl says:

    What a horrible man. He is the epitome of what I believe is meant by “taking the Lord’s name in vain.” If you profess to be a man of God and then preach these things, you are truly taking his name in vain. Disgusting.

  3. TOM339 says:

    My grandparents were German immigrants.

    Both my grandfather and grandmother were against any form of organized religion because they said it was used to control people and kill free thinking.

    As I get older I think they were correct and way ahead of their time.

  4. BamaGuy says:

    I have rejected ALL organized religions because of this evil madness that pervades so many of them.

  5. VicoDANIEL says:

    As long as you’re carrying a Bible in one hand, just about anything is acceptable.

    Rape children (Catholic priests)
    Call for President Obama’s death (Southern Baptists)
    Kill abortion doctors (Evangelicals)

    Joe in Colorado is correct. There are times I feel the U.S. has much more in common with the radical, Islamic world than Europe or Asia. We’re headed down a dangerous path. and I hope we survive as a nation.

  6. bradfrmphnx says:

    The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review whether the anti-gay protests at funerals of American soldiers are protected by the First Amendment.

    The case is brought by a Maryland father whose son’s 2006 funeral was picketed by members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. Westboro Pastor Fred Phelps contends that the deaths of American soldiers are punishment for the nation’s tolerance for homosexuality.

    Holy, Holy, Holy
    Lord God Almighty
    Early in the Morning
    Our songs shall rise to thee…..

    Give me an f’n break.

  7. I know these dumbfuck, teabagging Obama haters think they are wonderfully clever to “pray” for Obama with their little inside joke. And most of them just jump on the bandwagon in blind stupidity. But if you really take this seriously, in reality they would be raining down curses on their own heads. A logical analysis of Psalm 109 would have to ask the question, “Who is persecuting King David that he would pray in this way?” Let’s just suppose that David represents Obama in a funny way. Wouldn’t the same complaint found in verses 1-5 fit in an uncanny way?

    Be not silent, O god of my praise!
    For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
    They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
    In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them.
    So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

  8. Oh, and I forgot to say. They probably say, “Bless his heart!” quite a bit.

  9. Estacada says:

    We don’t pray to the Gods for rain.
    We don’t pray to the Gods for a wife or a husband.
    We don’t pray to the Gods to be healed from disease.

    We don’t drive around in chariots.
    We don’t own slaves.
    We don’t slaughter animals as a gift to the Gods for a rich bounty.

    Yet for billions of people, despite our embrace of technology and modern medicine, we cling to religious belief systems that are literally thousands of years old. These beliefs justify and rationalize hatred and killing, all in the name of God.

    Sometimes I fear for the survival of humanity.

  10. libhomo says:

    Those people should be prosecuted under laws against threatening the President.

    Love the graphic, and you are not too tough on the Christianists.

  11. mipolitico says:

    Not that it will do any good…but the Bible is very specific regarding the death penalty. Jesus stops it directly in the Bible. He then says he who is without sin should cast the first stone. The Bible also says the wages of sin is death and ALL have fallen short of the glory of God. Meaning we are all worthy AND recieve death but to do so through direct human action, is a sin on to itself. Any conservative Christian would acknowledge this.

    I support the death penalty but I’m also Jewish so I’m burning already.

  12. DMason says:

    What ever happened to feeding and clothing the poor, the sick and the elderly? Oh yeah, that is as much a myth as Jesus’ resurrection three days after he died on the cross. No, the only people who have been brought back to life is Poppy and Babs Bush and Cheney.

  13. Fran says:

    They must have been absent the day they covered “Love one another”.

    John 13:34-35 (New International Version)

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

    Uh oh! Someone fell off the disciple wagon!

    Using religion for hate is vile & toxic.

    What floors me is that Bush2 was “ok” in their minds.
    Torture, illegal wars, death & destruction… not a problem???

  14. Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.

    Now, is the efficacy of their prayers predicated on how much loot they can bilk out of bluehairs? Would Obama only suffer a flesh wound if this pastor was driving a top of the line Chevy? Would he need a new Cadillac in order for it to be fatal?

  15. JollyRoger says:

    Ah, the “compassionate conservatism” of Jesusistan.

    Christopher-you must come back and see my new post. I wrote it while you were commenting 🙂

  16. Brigadoon says:

    I LOVE the blow me Jesus fish. Perfect!

  17. Joe says:

    Thanks for holding christians accountable for their beliefs. In an research article from the Feb issue of Personality and Social Psychology Review presented at the blog for the center for inquiry, the researchers conclude that racism is linked to religious dogmatism. The more religious the person or community, the more likely they are racist.

    I figured this out years ago, but it is useful to have it academically presented.

    Here’s the link for those interested:


  18. HalfGay says:

    Fucking disgusting. What is wrong with these people? Ya know, I disliked President Bush. I disliked him a lot, but never in a million years would I wish for him to die! I would never wish a pain like that on his family (or even this country … having a sitting president die is a tragedy). These people are just fucking disgusting … pardon my harsh language.

  19. JollyRoger says:

    The Jesusistanis celebrate death. Hate is the glue that binds them together. Cowardice and racism are their comradely traits.

  20. Big Hank says:

    These nutcases are dangerous.

    I hope the Secret Service is keeping a close eye on them before something bad happens to the Obama family.

  21. Jimmy says:

    Even the liberal, mainline denominations fail to make a vocal public stand against this stuff. It’s as though they believe, as Reagan’s credo prohibits Republicans speaking ill of other Republicans, that they really shouldn’t challenge other Christians, even though Evangelicals do it all of the time.

    Given the level of influence that organized religions have on our political system, the basis for their tax exemptions have evaporated like holy water in Death Valley.

  22. loki09 says:

    As much as I hate it, my girlfriend is Evangelical. I’ve been trying to get her to see logic, as she is still relatively unmarked by them (No Jesus camp for her). Wish me luck that I can get her away from these types of people.

  23. JoeJoe says:

    Joe- are you serious? You feel like this country is more and more like a country ran by the taliban? What an ignorant comment to make. We live in a free country, which means people can say whatever they want. No matter how much the religious extremist spout their non-sense they can never force you to do anything- unlike the taliban or other extreme muslim countries. Women here in america have the right to look how ever they want, see whoever they want, and most of all the right to be a human like everyone else. Oh ya and women do not get stoned to death for “being with another man”. Do not ever compare this country to another muslim country again.

  24. Joe says:


    If the religious got the government they wanted it would be essentially another muslim country.

    Christians have made it quite clear that they want biblically based laws. This would entail keeping women inferior to men, keeping women pregnant at all possible times, and beating women when they challenge male supremacy. It would also entail killing gays. It would include killing for heresy.

    And although a minority, christians scream very loudly and have much political influence. Keeping a watch on these rabid animals is essential so that we don’t end up like a muslim country.


  25. JoeJoe says:


    So you admit that this country is nothing like a muslim country. Could it be in the future? Maybe , but it is NOTHING like a muslim country now, like you said earlier. Please be more clear in your thoughts when you post.

    Also- it is ignorant of you to talk about christians as if they are all extremists. you say “Christians” want to kill gays and beat up girls who challenge male supremecy. Really? All Chrisians? Jesus did not preach that, he preached love and to care for everyone no matter who they are. There are extremists who preach evil in the name of God for power- these people do not represent the whole group and these are the one’s that you are talking about…not “Christians”.

    Please be thoughfull about the things that you write online, because you (and everyone) have an obligation to spread clear and true concepts, that do not mislead people who cannot think for themselves.

  26. Joe says:


    1. I am not the Joe who wrote the post you replied to first (that would be Joe in Colorado). I replied back because I was amused at you mistake and your condescending attitude. So, please, make sure that you’re replying to the correct posting.

    2. I agree with Richard Dawkins: rabid christian animals would not exist without moderate christians. If you choose to live a life of delusion and superstition, that is your choice. However, telling people how to voice their opinions about idiot christians (and I believe anyone who believes that a virgin gave birth, that a dead man was resurrected, and the rest of that bullshit is, indeed, an idiot) is just the kind of behavior that leads many to dislike christians.

    3. Although some christians are not extremists, their religious text is very extreme. If you’ve read the bible, then you know this.

    I suggest that you pay more attention to who writes what; perhaps you were too busy feeling superior to pay much attention anything else.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  27. JoeJoe says:


    Please name one piece of scripture in the new testament that preaches oppression.

  28. Joe says:

    1st Timothy 6:1

    Those who are under the yoke as slaves  must regard their own masters as deserving of full respect. This will prevent the name of God and Christian teaching   from being discredited.

    Colossians 3:22

    Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.

    Colossions 3:18:

    Wives, submit to your  husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

    1st Timothy 1:8:

    But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately, (1:9) realizing that law  is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, (1:10) sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals,   kidnappers, liars, perjurers – in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching.

    So here it is: the new testament endorsed the oppression of slaves, women, and gay men. I believe there is a passage in Romans that also slanders gay women.

  29. Hilda says:

    I actually blog too and I am authoring a little something alike to this excellent posting, “Southern Baptists Pray
    for President Obamas Death | From the Left”. Do you really
    mind if I personallyuse a number of of your concepts?
    Thanks -Kathryn

  30. SKL says:

    Joe, well written and we must not forget like the religious always do is that the old testament is much worse for mass murder, sacrifice and human abuse. How the human race embraced such a cruel inhuman God and a way of life through these scriptures that are obviously full of unbelievable and contradictory terms at best I guess we will never fully understand.

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