What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 18, 2009

Religious Wingnuts Strike Again

From The Christian Science Monitor:

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”

A nice sentiment?

Maybe not.

The psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats with “1/20/09” commemorated President Bush’s last day in office.

But the verse immediately following the psalm referenced is a bit more ominous: “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”

This part I don't understand at all:

Still, that doesn’t push the Psalms citation into the realm of hate speech, says Chris Hansen, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The use of Psalm 109:8 is ambiguous as to whether its users are calling for the President to serve “only one term, or less than one term,” he says.

Huh?? The message is clear, isn't it? It isn't about limiting Obama to one term, it's about praying to God to make his wife a widow.

What classy folks these Bible-quoters are, huh? By the way, according to the New International Version of the Bible, the next three lines are:
May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.

May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.

Very classy indeed.


Sherry said...

evil and sick and i think, hate speech.

Ol' Froth said...

You will know they are Christians by their hate.