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Texas court jury will decide if public call to pray for Obama’s death is incitement to violence

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An imprecatory prayer is one that calls for evil to befall one’s enemies.

Hence, an imprecatory prayer that invokes Psalm 109:8 with regard to President Obama is a plea for this (to quote the text of that passage):

 “Let his days be few and let another take his office…Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. Let his children continually be vagabonds and beg. Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places. Let the creditor seize all that he has and let strangers plunder his labor. Let there be none to extend mercy to him nor let there be any favor to his fatherless children.”

Isn’t that sweet?

Some folks on the Religious Right have been touting that imprecatory prayer for Obama (see illustration above), thereby prompting a legal challenge on grounds that violence against the president might ensue.

As we see HERE, an appeals court in Texas has cleared the way for a jury trial of certain defendants who have invoked the imprecatory prayer at issue against Obama and several other people.

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  1. bejer50

    The Religious Right is anything but religious.

    They are ethical and spiritual frauds who launder money through their Church treasuries to contribute to political PACS.

    Their tax-exempt status should be revoked.

    Jesus was known as the Prince of Peace, not the Prince of Death.

  2. Jesus also preached what is written in the Bible. There is more on this matter here.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2009/1116/biblical-anti-obama-slogan-use-of-psalm-1098-funny-or-sinister

  3. It’s no more an incitement to violence than the “Black Panthers” putting a 10,000.00 bounty on Zimmerman’s head for shooting Trayvon Martin in “SELF DEFENSE”. They would have to arrest almost EVERY white person in the USA . Because I can tell you for a fact that there are more people than you can imagine that feel that way. Blacks included. THAT’S FACT!!!!!

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