Sergeant Suspended for Imprecatory Prayer Against President Obama
Sergeant Matthew Neu has been suspended for imprecatory prayer against President Obama. This Psalm has been a favorite among certain segments of “Christians” since the President took office. Imprecatory prayer is often referred to as “Psalm 109″. It reads: “Let his days be few – and let another take his office… Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”
Imprecatory prayer seems to be increasing in popularity lately: Psalm 109 is one of the imprecatory prayers found in the Psalms. “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109″ bumper stickers and t-shirts are very popular among a certain segment of the population.
Sgt. Neu’s co-workers at the Manatee County Central Jail facility in Palmetto, Florida say it was well known that he doesn’t like the President, but what he admitted to doing was shocking. WTSP News in Tampa Bay Florida reports:
A co-worker of Sgt, Neu’s, Sgt. Nash, says a “copy of her bible was on her desk and inside that bible was a handwritten note that said “Obama Prayer.” She says at first she thought it was probably something positive until she took a closer look. “The verse that Sgt. Neu admits to circling in that bible is from the book of Psalm: Chapter 109 Verse 8 which reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”
Nash said “she felt whoever left the note wanted the president dead and that the supporting verses after that verse support that.” The following verse reads, “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”
But Sgt. Neu told investigators it was not a threat on the president. In the report, he admits, “Maybe it was not in good taste.” He says it was never intended for Nash.
He adds that the desk where he left the bible is shared by several co-workers and that there was a stack of bibles on the desk. A stack of bibles that the chaplain hands out to inmates and other employees….”
So he didn’t intend this call to violence for his co-workers, but for violent inmates and other employees. Good to know.
Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated incident. On Fox News Radio (the Alan Colmes show) in June of 2009, Wiley Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif., and former running mate of American Independent Party presidential candidate Alan Keyes, admitted to using imprecatory prayers against now- murdered abortion provider Dr Tiller.
Asked if there are others for whom Drake is praying “imprecatory prayer,” Drake hesitated before answering that there are several. “The usurper that is in the White House is one, B. Hussein Obama,” he said. Later in the interview, Colmes returned to Drake’s answer to make sure he heard him right.
“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?”
“If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct…..”
Usurper. Where have I heard that word in context with the President before?
Sgt. Neu has been suspended without pay for about 26 hours.