Christian Conservatives Pray for God to Kill President Obama

That's not very Christian-like, now is it? Nevertheless, a few religious zealots have taken their dislike of U.S. President Barack Obama to a new level - bumper stickers and t-shirts which command viewers to pray for the president's death. Of course they don't come right out and print "Pray for our President to die". Instead, the perpetrators take a far more cowardly approach, utilizing the slogan "Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8".

If you take the time to look up Psalm 109:8, you'll notice right off that it is not a happy and cheerful passage. Psalm 109 is better known as "A Cry for Vengeance". Psalm 109:8 specifically reads:

"Let his days be few; and let another take his office."

While that verse does not specifically mention death or harm to the leader in question, read on and you will see that Psalm 109 has a far more sinister message.

6 Appoint [a] an evil man [b] to oppose him;
let an accuser [c] stand at his right hand.

7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
and may his prayers condemn him.

8 May his days be few;
may another take his place of leadership.

9 May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.

10 May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven [d] from their ruined homes.

11 May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

12 May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.

13 May his descendants be cut off,
their names blotted out from the next generation.

14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD;
may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

In other words, referencing this passage when speaking about President Obama is secret Christian code for "Kill the President." As sad or as crazy as it may be, this veiled death wish is not the first to have arisen since Barack Obama took office in January. Other examples include the classified ad that was placed in a Pennsylvania newspaper hoping that Obama follows in "the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy" - all of whom were assassinated. Then there's also the gun totating teabagger from New Hampshire who waved a sign saying that it is time to "water the tree of liberty", making reference to Thomas Jefferson's reminder that the tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the "blood of tyrants and patriots".

If you too would like to be added to the Secret Service's watchlist, have your phone calls tapped and emails read, by all means, buy one of the Psalm t-shirts or bumper stickers. It's still a free country afterall. But don't say we didn't warn you.

Comments

Let's call this what it is: HIGH TREASON! I never liked the organized Christian religion to begin with. Now I find it despicable.

You lump all of Christianity into this because a group of people made the shirt? What a moronic thing to say.

I'm sorry, but which group of people made this shirt? Christians.

"Love thy neighbor" ...as long as he's rich, straight, white, and male. That's how all Christians are, and don't even try to deny it. It's a fact. If you don't like it, maybe you should try doing something about it besides crying about how oppressed you are every time someone points that FACT out.

You are ignorant, but that's okay, we christians will forgive you. You are right in one regard, "Love thy neighbour" is very much the core of christianity. You are wrong in believing that we apply it to any one demographic. Guess my ethnicity and gender. As for doing something, maybe you should get a list of all the charities in the world and see what percentage of them are based in christianity before saying we do nothing for anyone other than our own.

Oh yeah, so then what happened during the burning times pray tell?

I think that perhaps you are all being a little to exclusive. It is true that Christians made these items, and propagate and spread these lies and rumors. But it is also true that this is being done by other groups, including other religious groups and hate groups. And it is also true that the Christians and others who are doing this kind of thing tend to be the zealots. They are the crazy ones, and the minority (most of the time). It is fair to say that 'love thy neighbour' is a core of the Christian faith, but it seems that many people are leaving this behind in favour of other, less meaninful or brotherly messages.

Don't get me wrong, I'm agnostic and I don't like religious groups. But I also refuse to clump them all together into one mass. They have many different branches and each follower is different. Can't we all try to be a little more understanding?

Ok, sorry, but how many of these charities are generally 'from the goodness of their hearts'? I can't stand the way Christian charities act or advertise, and it seems to me that the only time they are willing to help others is if it benefits, allows them to convert people to Christianity, or sadly both.

If you don't like people getting mad at you and your coreligionists maybe its high time you reminded them of "love thy neighbor" and worked to take the mic away from the fundie nutjobs. You may not be responsible for their actions but you ARE responsible for the total inaction to deal with those people. You have no room to complain as long as those people continue to run amok and be treated with respect solely because they hold the title of Reverend.

Until you and yours grow a pair and start cleaning some house I leave you with this quote to consider:

"Evil triumphs when good men do nothing."

The idea that most Christians don't wish Obama ill, even when they disagree with his policies yet remain silent in the face of these horrific threats recalls the accusations against Muslims who don't stand up against Islamic fundamentalism.

The nuts must be put down, ostracized by the sane folk otherwise they will rise to a position of control.

If you want to get to the heart of it, you know which group really made this shirt? Humans. Darn if they aren't always running around, destroying nature, killing each other, making hateful shirts, or criticizing entire groups of people for the actions of a few. Don't try to deny it. History is full of examples of humans doing all kinds of horrible stuff. What we really need is someone who can put all them darn humans in their place.

Your comments are laughable. If you look at Chrisitans along racial lines, then you are a racist and a bigot. Chrisitanity is a huge mass of people. The most populous religion in the world. To say that Christians only love white, rich, straight and male people is ludicrous.

So thanks for showing us your racist, sexist, hateful side. Noted!

As for the desire to pray for Obama's removal from office, they DO quote verse 8 specifically, not the entire psalm. That said, they are wrong to use this quote as it is a part of a much more disturbing message. Obama is mopping up after Dubya and Cheney's crew of mental midgets. I think he's doing a good job, all things considered.

Quote "I'm sorry, but which group of people made this shirt? Christians. "

Oh please! That question is the same as asking which group of people blew up the world trade center?

It unfairly lumps everyone of that religion in with a smaller group of idiots/zealots!
And is wrong both ways

...and you know that how?

Plenty of heathens enjoy reaping financial rewards merchandising God's word, or being perceived as 'righteous' in hate- or as morons like readily bite- to divide and conquer the masses of ignorant sheep who want to hate God and His servants. You were fed a lie by a few christian impostor's, and readily swallowed to fuel your already hard heart. You don't see a pattern of this to turn everyone against all Faith, except humanism of course. Go read the Communist Manifesto...

Read the article and you would see that nobody is blaming all Christians. Second sentence says "a few religious zealots have taken their dislike of U.S. President Barack Obama to a new level"

That is your opinion. Not a fact. Get it right.

Oh, come on. You know all Christians aren't like that. It's only these bizarre right wing Glenn Beck listening tea bagger types. But they're bad enough. We shouldn't condemn all Christians, however.

'"m sorry, but which group of people made this shirt? Christians.
"Love thy neighbor" ...as long as he's rich, straight, white, and male. That's how all Christians are, and don't even try to deny it. It's a fact. If you don't like it, maybe you should try doing something about it besides crying about how oppressed you are every time someone points that FACT out."

saying that all christians are the same is being just as racist as the scum that put this shirt out , i will pray for both of you as there is a real maturity problem if you think all people of one group ar the same , grow up

for one a christian would not wish no one dead,how dare them put that on there.
god will take you in no matter what u look like as long as u go to church.
jesus die on the cross for us and i think thats waht people should realize.
he died for our sins.
u are supposed to love thy neighbor,love thy enemy ect.
im very impolled by teh whole thing,i will pray for our president but not that way.
i pray for everyone.

"for one a christian would not wish no one dead,how dare them put that on there.
god will take you in no matter what u look like as long as u go to church."

I have never been to church in my entire life excluding my baptism and weddings. Does this mean that God will NOT take me in? Truth be told a great deal of Christians I have met in my life hold a similar belief, which is this: "I can do whatever the hell I want, because I will confess my sins to my God and he will be forgiving."

Not everyone deserves forgiveness. Some people can never change, forever plaguing the Earth with evil. Sometimes it is necessary to rid that evil.

God won't take me in because I do not attend church? Good, I don't need him. I have my own set of moral values and beliefs. Remember this: You do not have to go to church to be a good person.

Call this cynicism, call this whatever you want. I live my life worry free of being smitten, worry free of heaven or hell; so that I may never be condemned with the cold and timid souls who knew neither peace nor individuality.

Read the article and you would see that nobody is blaming all Christians. Second sentence says "a few religious zealots have taken their dislike of U.S. President Barack Obama to a new level"

Well, I do agree with you, but the problem is that the same thing is happening when many people (especially Christians) lump all of Islam and the majority of peace-loving and God-fearing Muslims and stereotype them into a group of people who call themselves Muslims that commit terrorist acts, even though theses so-called Muslims don't even abide by and follow the actual rules and laws of Islam!

Actually, they do follow the rules of islam. Just like how fundamentalist christians are following the rules of christianity.
The progressive religious folk are those who are ignoring the vast majority of what their religious texts say.

You should at least be factually correct if you're going to talk.

I agree.. to lump all christians is irresponsible. Just as irresponsible as the shirt. I'm a former catholic - a 12 stepper. LOL!!! Anyway, You're correct and this should be condemned by all God loving ( not god fearing) christians and by anyone who wants peace.

Speaking of TREASON, didnt our president just bow down to leaders of other countries

You're talking about when he bowed in Japan? Really? Are you that ignorant of how other cultures work? Would you be up in arms if he'd given someone a hearty handshake?

Yup, just like George Washington used to.

No, he didn't bow down in submission, he bowed in honor, there IS a difference. He greeted them in the form they use, just as they shake hands, the form we use. There is no treason there, it is honoring another. That's all.

Well, well. If Obama committed treason by ceremonial bow to Akihito, then Nixon is even worse, having bowed to Hirohito, the Emperor who allowed war to be waged on us, while both were in the US.

Oh, yes, and we should retroactively strip Eisenhower, who bowed to DeGaulle, of his military honors and cover his name with a plate of lead.

Treason means, specifically, giving aid to an enemy in a time of declared war or with the specific intention of causing harm to the United States. That's how the Constitution sees it. It's a pity you don't care about what the word means. All you know is that you hate Obama, and any thinly veiled excuse, no matter how much of a hypocrite you make of yourself in the process, is fine.

your just wasting your time trying to explain it. they want to believe any and all of the negativity about anything. they are way too close minded to even try to understand another culture. "a bow is treason" haha. that's the dumbest thing i've read in a while.

Anybody familiar with Japanese culture understands that bowing is a version of greeting - but with a particular twist. All Japanese society is hierarchical. The one lower in the hierarchy bows more deeply. Peers have a similar bow depth. Nixon and Hirohito were greeting as equals. Obama's bow to the waist to a standing Emperor was a sign of positioning one's self as an inferior. I don't think Obama intended to do so. I certainly hope he did not intend to do so. It was just a stupid gaffe. His Chief of Protocol should have instructed him properly in something anyone familiar with Japan would know. This does indicate though that his knowledge of Asian culture is pretty low.

This might be of interest, too: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/15/japan-expert-to-abc-yes-obamas-bow-made-him-look-like-an-idiot/

Exactly, it wasn't the fact that he bowed that created the uproar. It was how deep the bow was. He showed inferiority by bowing so deep.

Obama was born and raised in Hawaii. I imagine that he's more familiar with Japanese culture than 99% of Americans. I can't believe that you referenced Malkin's blog as something of "interest". I also can't believe that you idiots are making such a big deal out of a BOW. Get over it.

EXACTLY. all day everyday... the man could eat a whopper from burger king, they'll claim he slaughtered a cow.

Don't judge all Christians because of what a whacko few decide to do. This is not the view of Christians or Christianity.

It is not treason, it is sedition. They are not giving aid to foreign enemies, they are trying to incite rebellion.

As others have said, don't judge everyone by a few. Radical atheists have caused many issues attacking religion, just as most every religion has had radicals that give it a bad name. Save your vitriol for those who choose not to think, for they come in every culture, religion, race, and gender. The best you can do sometimes is not to join them.

Please note that I am not attacking all atheists, nor am I condoning the constant complaints of certain groups that they are being persecuted. There will always be people who like to view themselves as victims, regardless of the truth, but that does not mean that there are no victims.

This is no worse than when the egg sucking, far left liberals were screaming for someone to assinate G.W. Bush. Where were you then? Were you screaming High Treason then? Or were you the one doing the calling? Of course they are nut-jobs, but if seems you libs seem to cry about all this unless you are the perps. Then it is alright. You call anyone who didn't vot for our current Prez a racist. You try to brow beat people until they do your bidding. People are beginning to realize what you are...so let it go. We don't need your soapbox crap!

Liberals never called for the murder of Bush, and yet Freepers like you call for the murder of Obama. You're just upset that your being called on it, being the terrorist Nazi scum you are.

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/stop_terror/images/Armed_Revolution_Blog.pdf

You Freepers are the real terrorists, only you don't know it.

PS "You call anyone who didn't vot for our current Prez a racist." - are you upset you're not allowed to yell n*gger in public? Because that's how you far-right racist bastards define "freedom of speech".

Not all Christians think this way... please be open to some of us liberal christians who are trying to change the christian message back to what it originally was for... love. unconditional love. please, don't be turned off because of these morons, who i love, and it sucks to love someone so ignorant, but thats what I have to do.

I too find such a message frightening; but I beg you to not blame organized religion for such a twisted use of scripture. Organized religions hardly pray or promote such things.

"I too find such a message frightening; but I beg you to not blame organized religion for such a twisted use of scripture. Organized religions hardly pray or promote such things."

Actually I'd argue that lots of ORGANIZED religions do this all the time... it ain't the faith its the individual organized body that's twisted.

Seems the general consensus is this; Democrat good, Republican bad. I think you are all crazy. If you honestly believe one political party is better than the other, think again. Both parties are playing us like sheep. All these politicians want to do is get into office. They want money and power.

Ok, sorry, but how many of these charities are generally 'from the goodness of their hearts'? I can't stand the way Christian charities act or advertise, and it seems to me that the only time they are willing to help others is if it benefits, allows them to convert people to Christianity, or sadly both.

Speak up your mind but don't spread hatred.

And getting on the Secret Service's short list is exactly what would happen. Even the late Senator Jesse Helms had to answer to the Secret Service when he, while Senator, suggested bad things would happen to President Clinton if he visited North Carolina.

But I do have to wonder: I thought it was only the Quran that wished death on the enemies of the believers... right? Obviously not. In fact, the Christian Bible is just as evil as the Quran.

And we can see exactly that. These are such loving, compassionate Christians who apparently DON'T want health insurance for the poor and would PREFER we follow in W's footsteps and waste nearly a quadrillion on bombing foreign countries, and would LOVE to see something bad to President Obama.

Only a f*#king moron like you would say the Quran is evil and wishes death. You obviously haven't even read the Bible because you had no idea Psalms 109 wished death upon those it spoke of.

I've read the Quran and there is no wish of death at anytime throughout the whole book.

Fucking idiot. Educate yourself about something before you speak about it.

I believe that he was addressing the common conception in the US, pushed by right-wing not-really-all-that-conservatives, that Islam is an "evil religion" that calls for its followers to destroy the nonbelievers, and quotes selectively from the Qu'ran to support this contention.

Of course, I could pull a few selected quotes from the Torah/Old Testament to prove that either Judaism or Christianity is "evil" and "calls for the destruction of nonbelievers" if I wanted to (see the sections giving the Hebrews instructions on how to deal with the Canaanites, for instance)...

Yes, Islam is the religion of LOVE. Just ask the door man at the twin towers and the soldiers at FT. HOOD. Thank God our military can keep this religion of LOVE in check.

You're an idiot when you say stupid shit like that because the true religion of Islam (just like any other religion, including Christianity and Judaism) does NOT condone the actions of those so-called Muslims (Christians or Jews) who commit terrorist acts and crimes against humanity!

...The Quran is just like the Bible, only worded differently.
How idiotic that we, brothers and sisters in humanity, find it necessary to argue about it.

Just want to say, don't judge everyone by a few. Radical atheists have caused many issues attacking religion, just as most every religion has had radicals that give it a bad name. Try to reconsider it logically.