I hate it when my fears become reality. This weekend my spouse and I had two lengthy discussions regarding the venom and hatred wingnuts are spewing about The President of the United States. Comments from pastors, TV celebrities, political wannabees and yes, American terrorists, are increasingly caustic, derogatory and even praying for harm to come to our beloved President.
For months I’ve been concerned that the comments and hatred from conservative crazies will incite a fellow crazy person to violence against our beloved President. In March, the lumpy, drug addict and criminal drug doctor shopper, Rush Limbaugh, proclaimed proudly that he “wishes that Obama fails”. Never mind that this drug addict “thinks” he speaks for most Americans (he does not). The crux here is that the man uses his radio-pulpit to incite hatred and distrust of the highest ELECTED official in our land. Eventually hateful words breed hateful actions. Will Limbaugh then use his excuse of an addled mind confused by “drug addiction” to deny responsibility for the consequences of his words when he incites someone to harm our beloved President? Aw, you know his lawyers will salivate at the prospect to earn millions to defend Lumpy Limbaugh from any type of responsibility for his incendiary words. They have certainly done that while defending his deeds. (See article in the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801692.html) And besides, we all know that the loser, Lumpy Limbaugh, will stand staunchly behind that First Amendment proclaiming that he was only practicing free speech.
Next I see that besides criminal drug addicted radio announcers we now have pastors praying, hoping for the death of our President. WHO NEEDS ISLAMIC TERRORISTS WHEN WE HAVE THESE TWO AMERICANS willing to do their job?
In June, the OC Weekly published a report “that Rev. Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park not only declared last week that the murder of Kansas abortion Dr. George Tiller had been the answer to his “imprecatory” prayers, but that the so-called Man of God later announced he’d made a similar prayer of death for President Barack Obama.”
The article further states: ‘Drake said on the June 2 Fox News Radio broadcast that he didn’t understand why people were upset with his comments, which were quoted from a webcast of his own daily radio talk show.
“Imprecatory prayer is agreeing with God, and if people don’t like that, they need to talk to God,” Drake told invisible host Alan Colmes. “God said it, I didn’t. I was just agreeing with God.”
Asked if there are others for whom Drake is praying “imprecatory prayer,” Drake hesitated before answering that there are several. “The usurper that is in the White House is one, B. Hussein Obama,” he said.
Colmes later pressed Drake to ensure he had heard the preacher right.
“Are you praying for his death?” Colmes asked.
“Yes,” Drake replied.
“So you’re praying for the death of the president of the United States?”
Colmes asked if he was concerned he might be placed on a Secret Service or FBI watch list. “I think it’s appropriate to pray the Word of God,” Drake answered. “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.”
“You would like for the president of the United States to die?” Colmes asked once more.
“If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct.” ‘ (See the entire OC WEEKLY article: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/a-clockwork-orange/rev-wiley-drake-prays-for-obam/)
FEAR ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, HELL NO! We’ve got AMERICANS that will lead us in prayer for the destruction of our ELECTED leader….and who knows, if their prayers don’t get answered promptly, or their “meds” DO kick in, they may be frustrated AMERICAN TERRORISTS after all!! I’m a former Southern Baptist, and now you know why I left that denomination….hatred in a can, every Sunday, yup, no extra charge for that!
But, I digress. My real motivation for writing this entry is to warn righteous Americans (those who actually read their Bibles and pray for their government leaders as instructed in 1 Timothy 2:1-3) and those who may believe in another God but love America. Americans who love their country, who hope for a successful and secure future should be vigilant to oppose the Limbaughs and Drakes of our nation. In America we can disagree with our political leadership in open and honest discourse. But folks, that does not include inciting others to harm or destroy our President.
Be vigilant to protect our American values, our Constitutional rights and our unique freedoms. But if and when this beloved President is someday harmed (and the good Lord knows I do NOT want this to happen) – just know that your decision to speak without moderation and good sense will be responsible for any and all acts of hatred and terrorism that is brought forth.
God bless and protect our President, Barack Obama, and God bless America.