Southern Baptist pastor Wiley Drake, 69, is best-known for his 2009 interview with liberal political commentator Alan Colmes, during which he admitted he indeed was praying to God for President Obama to die:
“Are you praying for his death?” Colmes asked.
“Yes,” Drake replied.
“So you’re praying for the death of the president of the United States?”
Colmes asked if he was concerned he might be placed on a Secret Service or FBI watch list. “I think it’s appropriate to pray the Word of God,” Drake answered. “I’m not saying anything. What I am doing is repeating what God is saying, and if that puts me on somebody’s list, then I’ll just have to be on their list.”
“You would like for the president of the United States to die?” Colmes asked once more.
“If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct.”
Jeremy Hooper at Good As You reports:
This morning, I noticed that Mr. Drake is promoting NOM’s upcoming “March For Marriage” on his Facebook wall:
So okay, whatever. NOM has no control over who promotes its stuff. Sure, it’s insightful that a pastor like Drake is itching to be involved in NOM’s cause, but you can’t really connect a simple promotion back to NOM. I mean, it’s not like NOM reached out to Mr. Drake over anything.
Except for the fact that NOM totally did reach out to Drake. Check this out. What follows are email exchanges in which this very same Wiley Drake commits to showing up and bringing his supporters to the NOM march—a commitment for which Allegra Herburt-Hewell, one of the organizers behind the NOM march (she’s also an employee of Robby’s George’s American Principles Project), thanks Drake before offering further assistance. Mr. Drake posted these exchanges to his public Facebook wall:
Of course, Drake has now removed those posts from his Facebook wall.
Head over to Hooper’s blog to read the rest of his thoughts on the issue.
It’s important to note that Drake is a big-time birther, and has a rather interesting interpretation of the bible. Supposedly, it requires him to pray for President Obama’s death, and the death of his family.
Watch this video uploaded to YouTube last year, titled, “Pastor Wiley S. Drake speaks TRUTH about imprecatory prayer and Obama’s ineligibility in Dallas“
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