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Friday, June 12, 2009

One of our own

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Thanks, though maybe that's not the perfect word, to Libertas for the Arkansas background on Wiley Drake, a Southern Baptist preacher in California who's been making headlines lately for his unusual brand of Christian witness. He's thanked God for the murder of Wichita physician George Tiller and, more recently, offered an "imprecatory" prayer for the death of President Obama.

He's a Magnolia native. Crooks and Liars quotes his interview 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?

Drake: Yes.

Colmes: So you're praying for the death of the president of the United States?

Drake: Yes.

Colmes: 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 somebody's 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.

Another lefty, Limbaugh undoubtedly would say. And his dittoheads will soon parrot.

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