Southern Religion

Wiley Drake goes after all 219 who voted for health reform

Wiley Drake, the former Southern Baptist Convention second vice president who used to pray for President Obama to die, is now praying for the death of the 219 House members who voted for health care reform.

John Avlon reports at The Daily Beast:

Orange Country Pastor Wiley Drake fired off an email to his supporters this morning, telling them that all 219 Democrats have been placed on the “imprecatory prayer list.” “We’ll remember in November and pray Psalms 109 while waiting,” he urged, before listing each offending congressman by name in “Satan’s domain in Washington D.C.”

Just for the record, this isn’t a standard Southern Baptist practice. Back in May, Sing Oldham, vice president for convention relations with the SBC Executive Committee, observed:

I think it is fair to say that the vast majority of Southern Baptists reject any call to pray imprecatory prayers of death over any individual.

Or group of elected officials.


March 23, 2010 - Posted by | SBC |

1 Comment

  1. Wiley Drake helps smash the reputation of Southern Baptists that’s left after Richard Land is done with it. This kind of thinking drives intelligent people away from our churchs and Baptists to other denominations.

    Comment by jack | March 23, 2010

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