Sen David Perdue (R-GA) at Faith & Freedom Coalition conference – “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.”
“We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says, ‘Let his days be few,’” “And let another have his office”
Office of minority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) – “If Republicans are still wondering why Donald Trump is their nominee, look no further than today’s Faith and Freedom conference,”
I was wondering just what type of christian rains curses on a family for generations, for political expediency?
If Purdue is TRUELY familiar with psalm 109, what type of twisted thought process made an adult, a senator no less, consider this acceptable public conduct?’ – Not only crass and tasteless, it is definitely unchristianly.
For those unfamiliar with this psalm, a fuller excerpt is available here:
1. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
2.For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3.They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
4.For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
5;And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6.Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7.When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
8.Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9.Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10.Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their esolate places.
11.Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
12.Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
13.Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14.Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15.Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
President Barak Obama: Sitting senator prays for his demise at GOP ‘Christian’ event
In addressing a FAITH community, Georgia Sen David Perdue called upon God to annihilate the Obama lineage, while the crowd of conservatives broke into guffaws, Friday.
The republican senator suggested they pray for President Obama using a biblical passage that says “Let his days be few.”
The audience lapped up Sen Perdue’s prayer ,even though the rest of Psalm 109:8, which he did not read, upon God to erase the memory of the adversary and his family.
Perdue was speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition when he told the room, “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.”
But, Perdue said, there was a very specific prayer he had in mind for the president.
“We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says, ‘Let his days be few,’” Perdue said, to audience chuckles. “And let another have his office,” he continued.
Perdue stopped before reaching the most disturbing line.
Instead, he moved into prepared remarks, saying “In all seriousness, I believe that America is at a moment of crisis.”
He stuck to his planned speech for the rest of his talk.state house speaker Mike O’Nealstate house speaker Mike O’Neal
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid: GOP should stop wondering ‘Why Trump’, they should simply look in the mirror
Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, said Perdue’s comments “left the impression he was praying for the death of President Obama.”
“If Republicans are still wondering why Donald Trump is their nominee, look no further than today’s Faith and Freedom conference,” he said.
Majority leader Mitch McConnell – was at the conference, did not comment on Perdue’s prayer
Orthman also observed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., followed Perdue on stage “and did not condemn him.” Trump spoke later in the day at the annual gathering of religious conservatives.
Perdue’s staff immediately dismissed the idea that the Georgia GOP’er was hoping for harm to come to Obama.“Sen. Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president,” said spokeswoman Caroline Vanvick.
“He is no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that,” she added.
Vanvick said there was another group in more dire need of divine intervention — the media.
“We should add [reporters] to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of,” she added.
It’s not the first time the psalm – which has been referred to by some zealots as “The Obama Prayer” — has caused a controversy.
In 2012, a Kansas Republican leader came under fire for sending an email that used the bible verse to suggest the Democratic president’s “days be few.”
Kansas state house speaker Mike O’Neal, started the ‘Obama Prayer’
The lawmaker, state house speaker Mike O’Neal, refused to step down amid calls for his resignation. But he did apologize for using the scripture, which many critics interpreted as a call for President Obama’s death.
Some 30,000 initially signed a petition demanding O’Neal step down.
On Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest had a more sanguine response to Sen. Perdue’s comments.
“As Sen. Perdue considers whether an apology is appropriate, there are a variety of other scriptures he might consult,” the spokesman said.
Perdue insisted to Politico that it was merely “a little humor.”