Baptist Minister Prays For Death of President Obama

defaultBaptist Minister (and former second vice president of the Souther Baptist Convention) Wiley Drake reportedly said that he is offering an “imprecatory prayer” for the death of President Obama.

Drake reportedly said on June 2 on “The Alan Colmes Show” that, unless Obama repents, he is praying for God to kill him — referencing the killing of Dr. George Tiller as an example of such divine retribution. Drake has his own program, “The Wiley Drake Show” on Crusade Radio, where he has been holding forth on Tiller’s murder. With Colmes, Drake said “I’ve been a Baptist pastor for a long time, been in the pro-life fight, been face-to-face with Tiller, told him about Jesus, and I’ve seen many, many others tell him about Jesus over and over and over again. And I’ve seen horrific things that go on in those death abortuaries — and that’s what they are — and so my initial response to those people, they said, ‘Well what was your response,’ and I said, ‘Well, in all honesty I have to just respond directly and say I am glad that he’s dead.'”

Drake repeated the view that Obama (who he refers to as “B. Hussein Obama”) is not an American-born citizen and called him a “usurper.” Drake was praised in extremist websites after he filed to block Obama from taking the oath of office. He also said that Rev. Rick Warren would be punished by God for offering a prayer at the inauguration.

An “imprecatory prayer” is usually a reference to Psalm 35 where David calls upon the Lord to kill his enemies. There are a variety of imprecatory psalms containing curses or prayers for the punishment and death for one’s enemies. Psalms 7, 35, 55, 58, 59, 69, 79, 109, 137 and 139.

Drake is a big believer in death-dealing prayers . . . and he is not afraid to use them. Previously, he called for the use of imprecatory prayers against a religious watchdog group. He was upset over an IRS investigation. On August 14th he wrote:

In light of the recent attack from the enemies of God I ask the children of God to go into action with Imprecatory Prayer. Especially against Americans United for Separation of Church and State. I made an attempt to go to them via Matt 18:15 but they refused to talk to me. Specifically target Joe Conn or Jeremy Learing. They are those who lead the attack. (You can see their press release attack at )

Imprecatory prayer, is now our duty

Now that all efforts have been exhausted, we must begin our Imprecatory Prayer, at the key points of the parliamentary role in the earth where we live.

John Calvin gave the church its marching orders from Scripture. The righteous have dominion, but only through imprecatory prayer against the ungodly.

David as our Old Testament shepherd gives us many Imprecatory prayers, and can be found to be in best focus in Psalm 109. Also chapters 55, 58, 68, 69, and 83

Pray these back to God and He will answer.

Jesus in Matthew 23: 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27, and 29 gave us our New Testament marching orders as well.

Let us join Paul and declare anathema upon anyone” who loves not the Lord Jesus.” I Cor 16:22

Church father Martin Luther, led us by saying…”If any of the enemies of God’s people belong to God’s election, the church’s prayer against them giveth way to their conversion, and seeketh no more than that the judgment should follow them, only until they acknowledge their sin, turn, and seek God.”

During his interview with Colmes, he was asked directly about his death-dealing prayer for the president:

“Are you praying for his death?” Colmes asked.

“Yes,” Drake replied.

“So you’re praying for the death of the president of the United States?”


Colmes then asks him if he is worried that the Secret Service might come knocking and Drake insists that this is his right. That is the only thing upon which I agree with Drake. As I discussed on this segment of Rachel Maddow Show, such violent speech (and prayers) are protected under the Constitution. You are allowed to make hateful prayers for the death of a president.

For a video of Drake at his raving best, click here and here.

For the full story, click here.

51 thoughts on “Baptist Minister Prays For Death of President Obama”

  1. GWLSM,
    I fear that with Biden or Pelosi the vitriol would find a new target. These are people who don’t like losing and really have minimal investment in a system of laws.

  2. “As I discussed on this segment of Rachel Maddow Show,such violent speech (and prayers) are protected under the Constitution. You are allowed to make hateful prayers for the death of a president.”

    And I trust that those First Amendment free speech rights are never diminished.

    A quick viewing of the linked video illustrates all of the non-governmental commonsense speech control needed to effectively silence religious charlatans like ‘ol Wiley, the ORdained minister of god Almighty.

  3. I’m not surprised by this at all. We have Rush on the radio everyday calling for something just short of this. so some people are taking it to what seems like a logical conclusion.
    Maybe they should reconsider. Would they really prefer Joe Biden if their prayers work??? Nancy Pelosi if thet start wishing for Biden to die?????

  4. P.S. We mean the lunatic Wiley Drake if you couldn’t figure that out.

  5. We hope people like this and people that listen to people like this are not our planet’s future. That would be a sad, short, doomed, future. What parent would ever want their child to grow up into a person like this? Sad. Sad. Sad.

  6. Mike Spindell wrote: I fear for the life of our President because this insane fringe is ginning up the rhetoric, with the “prayer” that some crazy killer will come along to do “Gods” bidding. The memories of JFK, MLK and RFK are still vivid in my mind and these pseudo Christians today are even crazier then the haters of the 60’s.

    Great men give their life willingly. I’m certain he made that decision long ago.

    I know I have.

  7. As Prof. Bloom so poetically put it, we live among those who “wrap themselves in the flag and the fetus.” While it may be protected speech, praying for the death of President Obama negates entirely all the unctuous claims of respect for human life and reveals the evil and utterly godless heart of Rev. Drake’s operation.

    Encouragingly, polls among young people indicate a shrinking pool of successors for these vipers. Considering the passing of Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy, one needn’t have bruised the knees making supplications for their demise: the laws of nature are inexorable.

  8. No one should ever question why I hate religion with a passion.

    It is nothing but organized crime that are allowed to spew hate and for that benefit is tax exempt.

    I seriously believe religion eats away rationality.

  9. I fear for the life of our President because this insane fringe is ginning up the rhetoric, with the “prayer” that some crazy killer will come along to do “Gods” bidding. The memories of JFK, MLK and RFK are still vivid in my mind and these pseudo Christians today are even crazier then the haters of the 60’s.

  10. What about “Put away your sword, Peter.”? Love one another as I have loved you.”? Where was this clown who pretends to represent The Prince of Peace when BUSH DID NOTHING TO STOP ABORTION, AND tortured those who Christ called us to love?

    You know, where was he when we TORTURED? TORTURE — what we did to Christ on the cross!? Where was he when people were losing their jobs and going hungry? Where was he when babies in the wombs of mothers in Iraq were being killed by bombs and bullets?

    Where were his self-righteous “imprecatory” prayers against the evil HAWK OF WAR and destruction?

    Lest you forget, preacher man, many people LOVE and support President Obama and we despise ignorant hypocrites like you.

    I pray the Lord keeps our president and his family safe from hateful idiots like you. You are called to see Christ in your fellow man, and you want him killed. You are despicable. We were told there would be many false prophets. I imagine there’s a special place in hell for your kind and the people who follow you.

  11. The Psalmist prayed in anticipatory gratitude to God for the joy he would experience in the killing of Babylonians:

    “O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,
    happy is he who repays you
    for what you have done to us-
    he who seizes your infants
    and dashes them against the rocks.” (Psalm 137)

    Perhaps Rev.Drake would pray for that opportunity, too? After all, if praying for something is a good thing, then being an answer to one’s own prayer must be an orgasmically wonderful thing! Whose children would you kill to further smite President Obama, Rev. Drake? Obama’s daughters? Perhaps some of his younger African relatives? And what kind of rocks do you think it might be best dash their heads against? Or perhaps you could use the driveway to your house or the front steps, instead?

    The Old Testament is a cruel tool in the hands of Christians who have summarily rejected the Jesus of Matthew 5, 6, and 25, in favor of the blood-thirsty, angry, vengeful God they find in Leviticus and elsewhere- the God who so perfectly reflects their own jealousies and anger.

    You motivate me, Rev. Drake, you do.. 🙂

  12. The preachers are drinking spiked baptismal water. Isn’t he practicing witchcraft with “imprecatory prayer”? Well with all the “Jesus hits” he’s put on people, he’s proved prayer just doesn’t work, much like the man who challenged the Indian sorcerer to strike him dead.

    Both my friend and I had written against torture and got the “religion phone call” on how torture wasn’t torture and was justified even if it was torture because the cause was just in the Lord. Religion often deals in unethical behavior by claiming the end justifies the mean. In fact, our govt. practicies this same thinking/behavior. It is scary and dangerous whenever it occurs.

  13. Quite a few Baptist preachers (and even more non-denominational protestant pastors) live in the land of cognitve dissonence – insisting he has accepted Jesus (the “Prince of Peace”) as savior while at the same time harkening back to the Old Testament to exhort God to smite his enemies. I don’t know what keeps these people’s heads from exploding…God’s grace, I guess.

    If there is a God, the human race must afford Him an unending source of amusement.

  14. From a legal standpoint, Rev. Drake is cleverly developing a defense to potential civil liability. Less sophisticated haters such as the Ku Klux Klan directly exhort their members to violence. Rev. Drake relies upon God for that purpose, thereby breaking the chain of causation should his prayers be successful.

  15. So much unchecked hatred and predjudice,its really a scarey time in our history.

    It what makes it even worse is that people seem to be numb to this type of thing.

  16. who quotes the psalms that make the whole world sting
    who writes the psalms, who quotes the psalms

  17. Crazy old white guy leading crazier old white guys. We used to call them Grand Dragons, now we call them reverends.

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