You know who else prayed that their god would smite their political enemies?

from the comments: So if a Muslim, quoting the Qu’ran, preaches violence against Americans, he’s a terrorist.

But if a Christian hides behind the Bible to call for the assassination of the President, that’s okay?

clipped from gawker.com

Christian Conservatives Praying for God to Kill Obama

There’s a hilarious new meme in the wingnut sectors of the internet: someone’s coined a bumper sticker slogan encouraging people to pray for Barack Obama. But here’s the funny part: it’s really a secret Christian code for “Kill the President!’

Psalm 109 is known as “A Cry for Vengeance,” which is one of the foundational values of Christianity, along with small-business tax cuts.

The Psalm 109:8 gag is one in what’s becoming a long line of cheekily coded Obama death threats: There was the classified ad someone placed in a Pennsylvania paper hoping that he follows in “the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy,” all of whom were assassinated. And there was the gun-toting New Hampshire teabagger with a sign saying it is time to “water the tree of liberty“—a reference to Thomas Jefferson’s reminder that the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the “blood of tyrants and patriots.”

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