Here is a despicable ambassador for Christianity!
Southern Baptist Pastor Wiley Drake of Buena Park sent out an email Monday night, saying that perhaps his prayers had been answered with the death of Rep. John Murtha yesterday.“Maybe God took him out,” Drake wrote. “Maybe God Answered our IMPRECATORY prayer that we prayed every 30 days.”The Pennsylvania congressman, a decorated former Marine who fiercely opposed the Iraq war, died at the age of 77 after complications from gallbladder surgery.I asked Drake if his statements weren’t distasteful, particularly coming immediately after Murtha’s death. He said that as a Christian, he didn’t buy into the sentiment of not speaking ill of the dead.“It’s not distasteful to pray the word of God and include somebody’s name,” he said. “I didn’t celebrate his death. I said maybe it was God’s answer to our imprecatory prayer.”
Drake has held postions as high up as Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and failed in a bid to be the denominations President in 2008. The fact that he is held as a leader in the Baptist church community now demonstrates how steeplejacked this denomination has evolved.
This same Khristian has also called upon his “spiritual prayer warriors” to pray Psalm 109 imprecatory prayers against President Obama on the Alan Colmes Show in June 2009. He is a “birther” and claims that Obama is not an American citizen.
He was a vocal and enthusiastic supporter of Mike Huckabee in the 2008 campaign. He completely blurs the line between separation of church & state. His imprecatory prayers were extended against some members of the Americans United for Separation of Church & State for reporting his overt political endorsement of Huckabee to the IRS as a possible tax code violation.
He reveled in the assassination death of Dr. Tiller.
It is important to give this guy print because he represents a very dangerous and violent growing view of what “real Christians” represent. There are enough followers of this guy’s version of the Word of God to make him dangerous, and those other “men of the cloth” just like him. They appeal to the extremists who have enough hate and anger to pick up the weapon of choice and go after the subject of their prayers, such as Scott Roeder did when he assassinated Dr. Tiller.
He is a uneducated, homophobic, anti-immigrant, birther, son of a tent revival horse trader. No…really. I am not making that up.
His vitriol is so well known and documented that he has made the wall of most despicable over at the Southern Poverty Law Center by proudly associating himself as the official chaplain of the Minuteman Project.
I also recommend that you click on the different states on this map at SPLC that lists the various hate groups spanning our country. They literally call this a “Hate Map”, and sadly, with accuracy.
It is only a matter of time until we see the tea party movement added to this map.