Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sick Pastor Prays for the Death Of Obama




This man is very disturbed and I hope he is arrested. This man is praying for the Death of the United States President, and that is disgusting and despicable.

I bring this up to get across one point. I encourage HEALTHY debate on issues. If you are pro-life and are talking to someone that is pro-abortion, I encourage that debate. It is a debate I have with myself frequently.

But what this pastor is advocating is not healthy. And we have people like Scott Roeder who take this type of man literally and actually kill people. We must stop this type of hateful and unconstructive discourse in our country!

3 comments:

Bryant said...

Dustin:

Yes, hoping for such a tragedy is ridiculous, and this pastor does worry me some, but I'm not sure that the pastor should be arrested. He hasn't committed a crime, threatened to commit a crime, or directly told others to commit a crime. So what would be the charges against him? Praying for something that most people disapprove of? Asking other people to pray for it, too?

Honestly, I'm more worried about America's prison state than I am about a few comments by some nutty "pastor." Far too many of our fellow Americans are being caged up in hellish government rape rooms. We should seriously question why America has the largest prisoner population in the world by a very large margin. Calling for more and more arrests for questionable reasons seems rash and unwise.

On a related note, this post made me think of a great speech by Malcolm X: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQe9nUKzvQ

Malcolm X says, "But then you had some field Negroes, who lived in huts, had nothing to lose. They wore the worst kind of clothes. They ate the worst food. And they caught hell. They felt the sting of the lash. They hated their master. Oh yes, they did. If the master got sick, they'd pray that the master died. If the master's house caught afire, they'd pray for a strong wind to come along."

There are some obvious differences between what inspired Malcolm X and what inspires this crazed pastor, and the pastor doesn't seem to be explicitly describing Obama as an oppressor, but there are still some interesting similarities between the pastor's comments and Malcolm X's speech. I am curious about your thoughts on this.

Zaid at UGA said...

I don't think we can arrest people just for saying things. Well, we probably legally can these days, but I don't think we should. He might have spooks tailing him on the highway if he goes anywhere near DC, though...

Dustin said...

I think calling for the Death of the President is inciting violence and I believe there is actually a law for making threats against the president... so yeah.. arrest him.