Wiley Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, California, has been asking his followers to pray for Barack Obama’s death and was given the chance to discuss this with Alan Colmes:
Colmes: …you then said, I asked for whom else are you praying in that fashion and you said President Obama. Are you praying for his death?
Colmes: So you’re praying for the death of the president of the United States?
Drake: Yes. Are you concerned that by saying that you might find yourself on some secret service call or FBI most wanted list. Do you think it’s appropriate to say something like that or even pray for something like that?
Drake: I think it’s appropriate to pray for the will of God. I’m not saying anything, what I’m doing is repeating what God is saying, if that puts me on somebodies list then I’ll just have to be on their list.
Colmes: You would like for 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 in imprecatory prayers throughout the scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct.
You read that right — you see, he’s not PRAYING for Obama to die, he’s just repeating what God told him! So it’s like a game of telephone with a make believe outer-space deity, a crazy person, and the crazy persons disciplies! I’m not saying anything, what I’m doing is repeating what God is saying! And strangely enough, given the chance to backtrack on his statements, he refused and managed (if possible) to sound nuttier than before:
“Imprecatory prayer is agreeing with God, and if people don’t like that, they need to talk to God,” Drake told syndicated talk-show host Alan Colmes. “God said it, I didn’t. I was just agreeing with God.”
If there’s one thing Jesus taught, it’s that God wants his followers to openly call for the death of people because they disagree on political issues. That, and don’t eat shrimp.
See Also: When Christians Pray For The Death Of A President, Pastor Drake Prays for President Obama to Die???, WPITW: Pastor Wiley S. Drake, ‘Strike him down, Lord…’, and Rev. Wiley Drake Prays for Obama’s Death.