I threw up a little in my mouth when I read this:
Southern Baptist Pastor Wiley Drake bashed Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren this week, saying “God will punish” Warren“I pray He is kind to you in this punishment that is coming,” Drake wrote in a widely-released e-mail. In it, the First Southern BaptistChurch of Buena Park pastor criticizes Warren’s “recent plan to invokethe presence of almighty God on this evil illegal alien,” a referenceto Obama.
for agreeing to give the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration next month.
The fact that such obviously insane people are allowed to walk the streets of Our Fair Nation is the most searing indictment of the
long-term effects of the Reagan revolution on our mental-health safety net. The minute the parishoners stop the gravy train for this lunatic is the day he begins his downward slide to wandering the streets of the South Bay area with a matted beard, visible body odor and cardboard boxes tied to his feet.
This is some industrial-strength crazy hatin'.
In early 2008, while he was the pastor for the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, Reverend Drake was a vocal supporter of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign. He sent out a letter personally endorsing Huckabee. However, the letter was on church stationery; thus, to the Internal Revenue Service, Rev. Drake was endorsing a political candidate as a church leader and endangering his church's tax-exempt status.Rev. Drake's violation of federal tax law was reported to the IRS by an advocacy group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), which had warned him for endorsing Dick Mountjoy for a U.S. Senate race with a Southern Baptist Convention letterhead.Rev. Drake asked his parishioners and others to pray for revenge using an imprecatory prayer for the punishment, shame, and even deaths of AU officials.
And For. The. Win.
In October 2008, Drake, stating he was still a candidate for viceHoly shit! This knucklehead is STILL buying into the unbelievably disgraced and laughably false Obama-hatin' birth certificate Nigerian Prince scam!
president, announced that he had filed a lawsuit seeking to have the
Secretary of State of the State of Washington "de-certify Barack Obama
because he has refused to release proof of being a Natural Born Citizen"
And now he's even attacking one of the most powerful figures in the Evangelical Christian world for his association with Obama? Damn, man. When I saw a short notation on the screen of Fox News, talking about the Rick Warren imbroglio, I noted the short sentence, "If Democrats realized how terrified Republicans are of Obama adding Rick Warren to the team, they'd stop opposing this."
Looks like they were onto something. This could further the fractures in the Republican base - splitting the reality-aware Evangelicals away from the batshit-crazy Evangelicals like this specimen:
We are seeing the evolution of a truly reality-divergent slice of our population. The Obama-haters have their "grassy knoll." It's as though the wackos with their conspiracy theories about plastique charges in the WTC or cruise missiles fired into the Pentagon, had an official spokesman. Someone who has a radio audience and actual political power. And who says shit like this.
Even if he were born in Hawaii, he was born to an American-citizen
mother and a British-citizen father. That’s a proven fact. According to
these fellows, the constitutional definition is no matter where you are
born, both parents have to be Americans. Even if he were born on U.S.
soil, that’s a moot point because he’s not qualified. Phil Berg’s case
says we have evidence, proof, that he was not born on American soil.
His own paternal grandmother says he was born in Kenya. That’s what got
me turned on. I’m a pastor. I have a tendency to believe people. When I
heard an elderly paternal grandmother—speaking in Swahili, if it was
interpreted right, and I think it was—say that she saw her grandson,
Barack Hussein Obama, come out of his mother here in Kenya, I can’t
imagine why she made that up. There is no motive for lying. In all
honesty, she’s just bragging on her grandson.
Man, even the citizen reporters down in the O.C are getting fired up over this fruitbat & his congregation. (h/t to CNN's excellent iReport)
Hey - here's a marketing opportunity for the paranoia-enablers - get the Wiley Drake congregation list and start spamming them with aluminum-foil "Survival Hats" necessary to protect their brains from the inevitable Taliban mind-control rays that are going to start coming outta them internet tubes after Barack Hussein takes power.
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