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Prayers for Obama to die

by Brad A. Greenberg

November 18, 2009 | 4:40 pm

Not sure if this is a reference to what Pastor Steven Anderson had to say in September—“Why should his children be fatherless and his wife left a widow, as we read in this passage?”—but CafePress is selling shirts and coffee mugs and bumper stickers that say “Pray for Obama” and site that verse from Psalms that Anderson was referring to.

A little more from Gawker:

The Psalm 109:8 gag is one in what’s becoming a long line of cheekily coded Obama death threats: There was the classified ad someone placed in a Pennsylvania paper hoping that he follows in “the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy,” all of whom were assassinated. And there was the gun-toting New Hampshire teabagger with a sign saying it is time to “water the tree of liberty”—a reference to Thomas Jefferson’s reminder that the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the “blood of tyrants and patriots.”

Why not a T-shirt that says, “Will Somebody Please Kill That Guy Already?” The word games are getting tedious. If you want Barack Obama to die and for curses to “come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones,” and for his name to be blotted out in one generation, just say so!

Yikes. Thanks for the link, Sharon.

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