Wiley Drake, the former Southern Baptist Convention second vice president who used to pray for President Obama to die, is now praying for the death of the 219 House members who voted for health care reform.
John Avlon reports at The Daily Beast:
Orange Country Pastor Wiley Drake fired off an email to his supporters this morning, telling them that all 219 Democrats have been placed on the “imprecatory prayer list.” “We’ll remember in November and pray Psalms 109 while waiting,” he urged, before listing each offending congressman by name in “Satan’s domain in Washington D.C.”
Just for the record, this isn't a standard Southern Baptist practice. Back in May, Sing Oldham, vice president for convention relations with the SBC Executive Committee, observed:
I think it is fair to say that the vast majority of Southern Baptists reject any call to pray imprecatory prayers of death over any individual.
Or group of elected of officials.