Obama Must Die: Psalm 109:8

The imprecatory prayer thing is back.

As some of you may remember from earlier posts, imprecatory prayer these days essentially involves begging the Almighty to do a Jimmy Hoffa on Barack Obama.

The latest novelty in the world of Bible-based hate toward our president is printing Psalm 109:8 on bumper stickers and tee shirts.

Psalm 109:8 says:

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Now, that would not be all that serious in itself, given the fact that adroit biblicists can define that verse to mean just about anything, and, indeed, some observers believe its use in this case to be merely humorous. But the context of the passage cannot be denied:

7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

 8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

 9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

 10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

 11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

 12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

 13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

 15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

As usual these days, my favorite ex-evangelical, Frank Schaeffer, has something to say about all of this during a segment on The Rachel Maddow Show in which she discusses some of the outrageous language being used by the right-wing against Obama:

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