God's Work? Baptist Minister Prays for Obama's Death

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From the mouth of Rev. Wiley Drake, a minister in the Southern Baptist church, regarding the president:

“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.”


According to the Baltimore Afro American, the Southern Baptist Church, is not feeling what old boy had to say.

Roger Oldham of the Church's executive committee convention relations in a statement to the AP:

”I think it is a fair statement to say that the vast majority of Southern Baptists are committed to praying for the well-being of the president in accordance with the specific instruction given in 1 Timothy 2:1-3…’First of all, then I urge petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior.'"

A little history on the SBC:

"The Southern Baptist Convention was formed in 1845 so slaveholders could continue to serve as missionaries. The church supported the South during the Civil War, supported segregation of the races before and during the Civil Rights Movement and has been known for its hostility toward affirmative action and busing to achieve racial balance in schools. The church has been a favorite of conservative Republican Party candidates. 

In 1995, Southern Baptists formally sought forgiveness from African-Americans.
By 2007, the convention's minority membership, including African-Americans, Asians and Latinos, had grown to about 18 percent, said the Rev. Richard Land, head of the denomination's public policy arm. But like many other U.S. denominations, the 16.2 million-member Southern Baptist Convention remains overwhelmingly White.

Get your boy Southern Baptist Church. Get your boy.