GOP Senator Prays For Obama’s Death — Blames Liberals For Drawing Attention To It

Senator David Perdue Death On Obama

It seems that the Christian Senator who decided to publically pray for Obama’s death doesn’t think there is anything wrong with that, in fact, his problem is that Liberals (and the media) would dare draw attention to his actions.

During the GOP Faith and Freedom Summit, Senator David Perdue quoted a Psalm that noxious right wingers have long used to denigrate President Obama, Psalm 109:8. The Senator, like many Christians, plucked the verse out of context: “let his days be few. And let another have his office.

In his role as president, I think we should pray for Barack Obama. But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says, that says, ‘Let his days be few. And let another have his office.

The crowd laughed because apparently wishing death, “May his days be short,” on the President is funny. The passage continues in a very Biblical manner, condemning the man in question to death, his children to poverty, and his wife to begging for survival.

Any biblical scholar will tell you that no verse in the bible should be taken in a vacuum — and if it was truly the Senator’s wish to force the verse completely out of context to poke the President, then that wasn’t very “Christian,” and could be seen as a perversion of Scripture.

Here is the context:

Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;
    let an accuser stand at his right hand.
When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
    and may his prayers condemn him.
May his days be few;
    may another take his place of leadership.
May his children be fatherless
    and his wife a widow.
10 May his children be wandering beggars;
    may they be driven[a] from their ruined homes.
11 May a creditor seize all he has;
    may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
12 May no one extend kindness to him
    or take pity on his fatherless children.
13 May his descendants be cut off,
    their names blotted out from the next generation.
14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord;
    may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
15 May their sins always remain before the Lord,
    that he may blot out their name from the earth.

The Senator, however, would prefer that his “humor” stay out of context (cherry-picking at it’s finest), and blames the Liberals outraged by his choice to use the verse like some kind of coded “kill yourself” from an internet troll. Instead of apologizing, the Senator’s office released a statement blaming his actions on the media. If one has read the whole passage, it is very clear what it means, and wishing death is never a “joke.”

Communications director Megan Whittemore wrote in an email:

Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president. He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that.

However, we should add the media to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of.

The Senator doubled down on that too, telling Politico that he in no way regrets his words because his intentions weren’t “derogatory at all.” It was just, “a little humor.”

Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senator Minority Leader, Harry Reid, took to Twitter with righteous indignation over the comments. Drawing attention to the fact that none of the others who spoke, not even Mitch McConnell who followed him that night, condemned the comments.

Senator Perdue, unsurprisingly, has ties to Trump and will be co-hosting a fundraiser for him with the Georgia State Governor, Nathan Deal (R).

Religion doesn’t belong in politics, period, but if the Republicans are using “theirs” to belittle and harass the Commander in Chief it should be done right: don’t wish death on someone then cry it was the media’s fault.

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