Frederick Clarkson tells about certain theocrats hiding in the swamps of theological, biblical and moral idiocy, who are advocating prayers for the death of John McCain so Sarah Palin can ascend to the Oval Office and institute the rule of God!
This kind of thing is not new: "Last year," says Clarkson, "...Rev. Wiley Drake, then a Second Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention made news when he called on his followers to pray for God to smite members of the staff of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Drake was angry that the organization had reported Drake to the IRS for endorsing Mike Huckabee on church stationary, among other apparent abuses of his church's 501(c)(d) tax-exemption."
The goofballs on the religious right use the phrase "imprecatory prayer." According to Townhall columnist and radio talk show host Doug Giles, "It is a prayer asking God to crush a clear enemy of His, an enemy which is an aggressive adversary of freedom and peace loving people." In this instance, Giles was speaking of Islam.
Something else has happened now and imprecatory prayer is being spoken of as the method for ensuring God's will be done with regard to the election. Clarkson notes that "at least two people have written in recent days that hope that McCain/Palin are elected so that they can pray for God to crush John McCain and to elevate Sarah Palin to her rendevous with destiny.
"Antiabortion militant and all-round theocratic activisit Jay Rogers of Florida, [naturally! damn!] whose blog is called The Forerunner, writes:
"'Pray for John McCain's salvation and speedy death' (Google The Forerunner's articles on Imprecatory Prayer in you think this is harsh.)
"And then there is this guy, a self-described Christian Reconstructionist whose blog handle is Ixion and is apparently from Tennessee:
"'McCain's VP choice, Sarah Palin, suddenly made me want to vote for him, as long as the LORD smites him while he's in office. She's consistently conservative on all the issues, and if she's good enough for The Forerunner, she's good enough for me. The Forerunner agrees with me that McCain must be smitten, as well, so I'm obviously not alone in my viewpoints.'"
But Ixion isn't done. "May the LORD cause McCain/Palin to win the White House in 2008, and then smite the godless McCain in favor of Palin. Amen.'"
I wonder if old John knew why certain members of his base were so excited about Sarah Palin? I'll betcha James Dobson and crew kept him in the dark about that!