Facebook Page Praying for God to Kill Obama Passes 1 Million Members
April 29, 2010
(ChattahBox)—This is quite disturbing. A Facebook page created earlier in April praying for the death of President Obama, has now surpassed one million members who “like” the page. Worse, the Facebook’s Wall is filled with comments expressing hate towards liberals and Obama, racism, bigotry and homophobia. Since the election of our first black president, the right-wing has become unhinged, with the advent of birthers, tea party rallies, and unprecedented violent, vitriolic rhetoric that has even been adopted by lawmakers. And radical Christians have engaged in the odious practice of imprecatory prayer, asking for God to kill President Obama. These are strange and disturbing times.
The praying for Obama’s demise Facebook page was created by an unnamed person from Marysville, OH with the following inserted as the creator’s name:
“DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN”
Many of the comments on the Wall are disturbing, with others condemning the very idea behind the Facebook page, dismayed by all the hate.
Read a representative mix of the comments below:
“Nivek Squires: watermellon’s (sic) are just like pinko lefty commies [RED ON INSIDE and GREEN ON THE outside].”
“Jerry Sidener: Just a shout out to all liberals. You are worthless pieces of trash. None of you have ANY intelligence and are the worst kind of people. I got blocked on your petition page simply for being polite lol..I just wanted to tell you all to GO FU***** KILL YOURSELVES!!!!”
“Savanah Gray: If Hitler and Obama, and Mussolini believed in the same “reforms” and programs, then how are they NOT alike?”
“Chris Stanfield: For those of you who are mad….the prayer is a joke..get over it. Has nothing to do with God or death threats. It’s not racist….so put down your angry fists.This isn’t about bush…so stop mentioning him…unless that’s you’re only comeback. Anything else?”
“Emily Collins: I don’t want him to die. I just want him to be deported like all the other illegals.”
“Sean Lukens: And I re-iterate, a bunch of racist crackers. Shouldn’t you people be holding up a sign with Obama depicted as Hitler along with the other racist morons at some teabagger rally somewhere? Pathetic!”
“Alicia Moore: I hope you’re all put on a domestic terrorists watch list. You’re an organized group that enjoys the idea of threatening the President. And since you’ve tied in religion, it’s only a matter of time before at least one of loonies decide that “the Lord helps those who help themselves.” I’m sorry but I’m completely fed up… with this “joke”. Being stupid and angry is one thing. Being stupid, angry and threatening is another. If you can’t see how incredibly disturbing this group’s message is, then there really is no hope for you at all.”
Well said, Alicia Moore. Scary times indeed.