“We need to talk to you, Pastor,” Jay and Holly said to Jerry on Sunday morning. In the ensuing conversation, they told of seeing a preacher on TV, and that the pastor was praying for the death of President Obama. They were stunned as they listened and watched. “Is that right, Pastor?” they asked my husband.
“Of course it’s not right; it’s terribly wrong,” Jerry had told Jay and Holly.
I was shocked when Jerry told me of the event, and when I read the details myself I was saddened, and a nebulous feeling of unrest struck me. What a terrible condition our world is in when a pastor will pray for the death of our president, ask God to strike him with brain cancer, and to hope that he dissolves away as does a snail under a pouring of salt.
“I’m gonna pray that he dies and goes to hell when I go to bed tonight. That’s what I’m gonna pray,” he told his congregation.
I for one as calling on Pastor Steven Anderson to recant and to apologize for such preposterous remarks. Reports are, though, that he is standing by his sermon.
I am disgusted with President Obama and have deep worries about the direction in which he is taking our country, and truly hope he is a one-term president. But I would never want anything untoward to happen to him. On the contrary I wish him health, wisdom and direction from God.
Be wise, people. Be very wise.