Pastor Who Prays For Obama's Death
If I were a praying man, I'd be begging the Lord for a sign: Burn down that fucking church with all its parishioners in it. Just by accident. Like next Sunday, when they're all inside, hit it with a couple of lightning bolts. Or a 500-lb bomb, from Luke AFB.
In Tempe, Arizona yesterday, members of the Faithful Word Baptist Church came to services armed with guns after Pastor Steven Anderson said he and his congregation have received death threats. (Oh, gee. That's fucking terrible! Who'd do such a thing...Oh, yeah...W.)
The threats came in response to a sermon by Anderson earlier this month titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama", in which Anderson said that he prays for Obama's death. (recording of sermon.) Yesterday Anderson says he wants this to occur by natural causes: "I don't want him to be a martyr, we don't need another holiday," he said. All of Anderson's recent sermons are on the church's website. (Funny guy, that preacher. Didja get the dig at the MLK holiday, which John McCain voted against gor Arizonans? I hope Parson Anderson gets hit by a big fucking bus.W.)
ABC15 News today reports that Anderson yesterday welcomed his armed parishioners, saying that "guns are a great deterrent." The night after Anderson's Aug. 16 anti-Obama sermon, one of his parishioners, Christopher Broughton, carried an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle outside President Obama's speech to the VFW at the Phoenix Convention Center.
It's the Christian way, innit?