Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pastor Drake Prays For Obamas Death On Fox News

Alan Colmes: Well you say you are praying for the death of somebody using imprecatory prayers, I then asked for whom else are you praying you then said President Obama.  Are you praying for his death?

Drake: yes

Alan Colmes: So you are praying for the death of the president of the United States

Drake: Yes

Alan Colmes: Are you concerned by saying that you might find yourself on a secret service call or on some kind of FBI wanted list? Do you think it is appropriate to say something like that, or even pray for something like that? 

Drake: I think it is appropriate to pray the word of God.  I’m not saying anything. What I am doing is repeating what God is saying and if that puts me on somebody's list then I’ll just have to be on their list. 

Alan Colmes: You would like the president of the United States to die?

Drake: If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are through out the scripture, that would cause him death that is correct.

Regarding the death of Dr Tiller at 2:52 minutes into the recording

Caller: You don’t think your little prayer effect looney tunes coming out of the wood work to do your acts?

Drake: No honestly not. In fact since this guy did murder George Tiller it’s gonna set the pro-life movement back considerably.

Apparently the death of George Tiller was an answer to a prayer.  “Drake said he didn't pray for Tiller to be murdered -- only that God would take his life by some method -- but that he "absolutely" believed that God wanted the doctor dead.”

Fundies always split hairs to try to justify the violence that their language invokes.   Did he think that God was going to sending a lightening bolt to smite Tiller?  We don’t live inside the old testament. Let’s be real shall we, Drake openly advocated for the death of a man and the result is that Tiller was murdered in his place of worship. How is that for leaving it all up to God?

He now has publicly advocated for the death of the president of the United States.  How much more evidence is needed that these people should be brought to heel?  You cannot have a conversation or try to negotiate with anyone who believes in murder as a resolution.  Drake and men of his ilk are terrorists, and are no different than Timothy McVeigh. 

They wrap their hate speech in God and country to disguise the damage that it causes, however it is clear that these fundamentalist Christians have only selectively chosen to fixate on certain passages of the bible, while ignoring the pleas of Jesus for peace and brotherhood. 

Since the election of Obama the hate speech and white supremacist groups have surged forward.  They view relations between the races as a war and are determined to maintain undeserved white privilege at all costs.  One does not ignore a declaration of war unless capitulation is the planned line of action.

Men like Drake are cowards that live in fear.  They know that what they are advocating is not justice or even in the least bit humane but their inability and in most cases outright refusal to see beyond their life and their experiences renders them dangerous.  The only person in that interview that needs to get right with Jesus is Drake. 



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