Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Compassionate Conservatism: Wiley Drake Edition

The Rev. Wiley Drake has prayed for the deaths of Barry W. Lynn, Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Drake prayed for the death of Dr. George Tiller. Scott Roeder gave him his wish. Drake told Alan Colmes he was "happy" that Tiller is dead.


“This man, George Tiller, was far greater in his atrocities than Adolf Hitler,” Drake said. “So I am happy. I am glad that he is dead. Now I am sad that he went to hell, because he had a choice just like everybody else did. He could have chosen Jesus Christ and when he died went to heaven. But he chose the devil. He chose to neglect, he chose to reject Jesus Christ. And therefore on Sunday morning when he breathed his last breath there in the Lutheran church, he breathed his last breath, and he slipped into the presence of the devil. And I have a strange hunch and a strange feeling that there is a special, superheated, super-hot place in hell for people like George Tiller.”


Tiller is now praying for the passing of President Barack Obama.


Asked if there are others for whom Drake is praying "imprecatory prayer," Drake hesitated before answering that there are several. "The usurper that is in the White House is one, B. Hussein Obama," he said.

Later in the interview, Colmes returned to Drake's answer to make sure he heard him right.

"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?"

"Yes."


Drake told Colmes he didn't pray for Tiller to be murdered. Just for the doctor to die. That sounds rather disingenuous from a man that is happy after learning of Tiller's murder. Drake is teling people don't look at me. Drake just yelled fire. Don't blame him if people get trampled trying to get to the exits. Drake shows no remorse and goes on a news program telling Americans he would like to see Obama die. One can hardly call that responsble discourse. Drake desperately wants to cast blame away from himself and the Christian Right movement by spreading a conspiracy theory that Obama is involved in Tiller's death.


Wiley Drake told me on radio that he did not support the declaration suporting Kopp and that he asked the Army of God to take his name off that declaration. He did say that he suspects that somehow Obama is connected to the death of Tiller, as that side of the debate benefits from such an action.


I don't believe Drake believes Obama ordered Tiller's killing. Drake would be Obama's biggest support if his disturbed mind actually thought the President was assassinating abortion-providers.

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