Friday, January 23, 2009

How to pray for President Obama: pray that he fails

[Photo of Farah from]

Many of the christianist websites suggest that Barack Obama is a "dangerous" man in that he will "roll back" gains made by the right with regard to abortion, and that he will support the "homosexual agenda," and that he is unlikely to carry out "God's will" for our nation.

At the same time, christianists insist that "God is in control," and that, in spite of Obama's many failings, "good" Christians should pray for him as per biblical instructions based upon the notion that governments and rulers are appointed by God.

Joseph Farah, the poohbah at WorldNetDaily, disagrees with those weak and wimpy christianists and insists that the Bible doesn't say what it says, or if it does say what it says, that real Christians have misinterpreted what it says and need not pray for Obama except to pray that he fails.

In an article posted at WorldNetDaily on January 19, Farah says:

"Many American Christians believe, as an article of faith, that we are to pray for the success of our leaders.

"It has become a sort of conventional wisdom among soft-minded believers. The biblical proof-text for this misguided way of thinking is Romans 13:1-4."

Farah says that these verses and others do not give the whole picture. "...nowhere does the Bible ever suggest evil rulers are to be obeyed. When the rule of men conflicts with the commands of God, the Bible leaves no doubt about where we should stand.

"That's why I do not hesitate today in calling on godly Americans to pray that Barack Hussein Obama fail in his efforts to change our country from one anchored on self-governance and constitutional republicanism to one based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.

"It would be folly to pray for his success in such an evil campaign."

Jesus H. Christ! Where do these christianist freaks come from? If you want to discuss a government "based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state," you cannot find a more apt example than the administration headed by George W. Bush and his reprehensible sidekick, Dickie Cheney!

But Farah isn't done: "I want to Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God's. [Isn't that a cute bit of rhyming?] Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments."

Nowhere does Farah spell out just why Obama is so evil and so intent on being at odds with God's agenda, other that his accusation that Obama intends to replace "self-governance and constitutional republicanism" with "the raw and unlimited power of the central state." And, as we said, that makes no sense at all.

In fact, if there is one thing Obama will do and has already begun, is return the rule of law to the White House and the presidency!

So, what is Farah afraid of? And why, if his god is in control, is he so worried?

It isn't Obama who is evil, it's people like this wingnut who use their faux religion to attack good people, working in unbelievably difficult circumstances to bring hope and sanity to a nation that has gone berserk.

You just can't get much more evil than that.

Farah's article is here.

Here's a clip from Olbermann in which Farah gets the nod for "Worst Person in the World"

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