Aug 16, 2007

the prayer of a self-righteous man

Kent Hovind might be a weasely tax dodger, but he's got nothin' on this pastor:
Wiley S. Drake, a Buena Park pastor and a former national leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, called on his followers to pray for the deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

The request was in response to the liberal group's urging the IRS on Tuesday to investigate Drake's church's nonprofit status because Drake endorsed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president on church letterhead and during a church-affiliated Internet radio show.

Drake said Wednesday he was "simply doing what God told me to do" by targeting Americans United officials Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming, whom he calls the "enemies of God."

"God says to pray imprecatory prayer against people who attack God's church," he said. "The Bible says that if anybody attacks God's people, David said this is what will happen to them.... Children will become orphans and wives will become widows."
Apparently Drake has never seen the difference between what one prays for and what one gets.

[via Obscure Store and PZ]


dogscratcher said...

What a putz. I don't suppose he put any sort of time limit on them dying? At least make his faith testable? Or when they die at age 78 is he going to say, "Told you so!"

Jim Anderson said...

That might have made him culpable for Deific Manslaughter, a felony.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody here wonder whether or not this Wiley person is crazy? Well he is. There should be a law against allowing filthy white trash to move to Calif and set up his ministry in order to spread his sick agenda. He makes all Baptists look very bad. Someone needs to shut him down once and for all. But I am sure that he is doing a good job of getting it shut down all on his own.