Monday, February 15, 2010

Dept. of Hatefulness: Wingnut Ministers Lead Prayers for Obama's Death

Sad, but true.

Today, President's Day, is being used by some so-called Christian ministers to pray for the death of President Obama. Worse, they are asking their followers to do the same. 

This seems more than a little un-Christian. In fact, it strikes us as thoroughly hateful and anti-Christian, not to mention anti-patriotic.

John Avlon at The Daily Beast has the unholy details. Read his story here.

5 comments:

♥Kathy♥ said...

I cant get your link to work.

Alternative Tulsa said...

Thanks for telling us. We're tried to fix this link.

Man of the West said...

Of course, I completely agree. I assume that you are serious and not simply attacking someone because you found an easy target that scarcely anyone in mainstream Christianity would support, hence I would also assume that you are charging people who came up with Bush Assassination Practice Posters, "Kill Bush" products, wrote novels exploring the advisability of assassinating Bush, suggested on Air America that Bush should be shot, made signs saying, "I'm here to kill Bush (Shoot Me)," "Kill Terrorists Bomb Their House Kill Bush Bomb His F___in' House," "Save Mother Earth Kill Bush," "Bush is the Disease, Death is the Cure," "Bush the Only Dope Worth Shooting," Death to Extremist Christian Terrorist Pig-Bush," "Death to World's # 1 Terrorist. Pig Bush & His Sheep," among many others, with being unpatriotic? And thoroughly hateful? And you would likewise charge the folks who, among other things, said that they prayed for George Bush to be impeached, tried at the Hague, punished, and even for him to choke on a pretzel, with being hateful and unchristian?

Of course you would. And then again, maybe all that didn't bother you at all...

Alternative Tulsa said...

For the record, we oppose ill-informed and hyperbolic hate speech no matter its target. (Note, for example, the moderate tone on this site.) We don't condone the anti-Bush hysteria that you cite, nor do we condone the anti-Obama hysteria linked to this post. We much prefer logical and fact-based arguments, which extremists on both sides routinely reject.

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