I’m not a religious man, but I do believe that we are, for lack of a better word, “pray” at times. Sure, we might call it a wish, or a hope, or a dream; we might call it “putting it out there” in the universe. But we all ask for “stuff,” like hoping our friends and family are safe in bad weather; wishing that the plane won’t crash; putting it out in the universe that your loved one pulls through an illness or surgery.
We all do it. What most of us don’t do, however, is call ourselves Christian, and then pray for the death of another human being.
No, that would be Georgia Republican Asshat Senator David Perdue who offered a prayer for the death of President Obama.
Yes. He. Did. While at an event called Faith and Freedom he asked attendees to pray for Obama:
"We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says: Let his days be few"
Here’s the rest of that prayer:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
How is this possible? How can someone who calls themselves a good Christian man, a man of faith, attend some sort of Faith and Freedom Redneck Cousin-F**king Hoedown and ask people to pray that children are left fatherless, and wives become widows.
And how is it possible that the Georgia Senate did not censure Perdue for his Death Wish …
Oh, yeah … Georgia.