I got an email from my brother in law’s partner this morning with this link.
Here’s the post written by by Jerry Bowles copy/pasted below:
If you check the Google and Twitter trend charts, one of the hottest viral memes running around the internet right now is the Biblical verse Psalm 109:8 which has started popping up on bumper stickers and t-shirts with the seemingly harmless directive to Pray for Obama. Sounds benign enough and the verse itself seems to be a harmless piece of rightwing wishful thinking: “May his days be few, may another take his office.”
Where it becomes seditious and anti-American are the lines that immediately follow that one:
“May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.”
Friends, it does not get any uglier than this. As Frank Schaeffer, author of Patience with God: Faith for People who Don’t like Religion or Atheism, said on the Rachel Maddow show:
“…This is the American version of the Taliban. The Taliban quotes the Qu’ran, and al Qaeda quotes certain verses in the Qu’ran, in or out of context, calling for jihad, and bloody war, and the curse of Allah on infidels. This is the Old Testament, Biblical equivalent of calling for holy war. Now, most Americans’ll just see the bumper sticker and smile and think that it’s facetious. Unfortunately, there are 22 million Americans or so who call themselves super-conservative evangelicals. Of this, a small minority might be violent. But, the general atmosphere here is really getting heated.
And what surprises me is that responsible, if you can put it that way, Republican leadership and the editors of some of these Christian magazines, etc. etc., do not stand up in holy horror and denounce this. You know, they’re always asking ‘Where is the Islamic leadership denouncing terrorism? Why aren’t the moderates speaking out?’ Well, I challenge the folks who I used to work with… I would just say to them: ‘Where the hell are you? This is not funny anymore. And be it on your head if something happens to our President…”
These are the same people who scream about how Islam is a religion of violence and Christianity is a religion of peace. If there is a hell, you fucking hypocrites are going to burn in it.