Monday, December 10, 2007

Pastor called for followers to pray for the death of Americans United officials

Um...what happened to love thy enemy? And turning the other check?

Already, uckabee’s religious backers outside of Iowa of violating their tax-free status.

One of them, the Rev. Wiley S. Drake, of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, Calif., responded in a rather unorthodox way — urging followers to pray for the deaths of Barry W. Lynn, Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming, the Americans United officials who filed the IRS complaint.

Drake’s alleged misstep was using church stationery to endorse Huckabee.

A second complaint, filed against Jerry Falwell Jr., accuses the son of the late Moral Majority founder of violating Liberty University’s tax status by using the school’s resources to announce his endorsement of Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher.