Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Remember last week when whacko Southern Baptist minister Wiley Drake called on his followers to pray for a curse on Barry Lynn and Americans United for Separation of Church and State? Well his rhetoric is getting even more shrill and repulsive, now he’s saying that these prayers are for the death of AU officials. The LA Times reports:

Drake said Wednesday he was “simply doing what God told me to do” by targeting Americans United officials Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming, whom he calls the “enemies of God.”

“God says to pray imprecatory prayer against people who attack God’s church,” he said. “The Bible says that if anybody attacks God’s people, David said this is what will happen to them. . . . Children will become orphans and wives will become widows.”

Imprecatory prayers are alternately defined as praying for someone’s misfortune, or an appeal to God for justice.

“Let his days be few; and let another take his office,” the prayer reads. “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”

Very nice, Reverend; I’m sure that’s just what Jesus would do. All of this began when he endorsed Mike Huckabee for President:

Drake said he endorsed Huckabee because of his religious qualifications.

“Mike Huckabee is a born-again Christian,” Drake said, “And I believe in the final countdown for him, he will do what God told him to do. He is a God-fearing man and he’d fear God more than his constituents and more than the Constitution.”

Given his actions since then, the Huckabee campaign appears to be less than pleased to have this nut’s endorsement:

Huckabee was campaigning out of state Thursday. Alice Stewart, a campaign spokeswoman, said the campaign did not coordinate with Drake on any of the material he’s distributed regarding the Americans United complaint.

“We certainly don’t condone the evil comments he’s made,” she said.

Kudos for not mincing words.