Saturday, February 13, 2010

This is Christianity????

Buena Park pastor prayed for Murtha’s death

February 9th, 2010, 12:56 pm · 127 Comments · posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Southern Baptist Pastor Wiley Drake of Buena Park sent out an email Monday night, saying that perhaps his prayers had been answered with the death of Rep. John Murtha yesterday.

“Maybe God took him out,” Drake wrote. “Maybe God Answered our IMPRECATORY prayer that we prayed every 30 days.”

The Pennsylvania congressman, a decorated former Marine who fiercely opposed the Iraq war, died at the age of 77 after complications from gallbladder surgery.

I asked Drake if his statements weren’t distasteful, particularly coming immediately after Murtha’s death. He said that as a Christian, he didn’t buy into the sentiment of not speaking ill of the dead.

If you want to be totally disgusted you can read the rest of the article here.

I am amazed at the evil of some so-called Christians. It is truly mind boggling.


Kirkepiscatoid said...

Hrumph. Here's where my own Baptismal Covenant gets in the way, b/c my personal thought is people like that need a good swift kick in the butt!

Robert said...

Amen to that sister!

Anonymous said...

I believe that there is no harm of speaking-ill of the dead -- unless it is to their loved-ones. But at the same time, if he thinks that his prayers were responsible for a 77 year-old-man dying (and not old-age), he is a tad bit delusional.

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Doorman-Priest said...

If you were to pray in that way, surely you wouldn't want to let the world know what a nasty piece of work you were.

Robert said...

That is the truth DP. And yet some sad people are rather proud.