The fundies are none too happy with Americans United for Separation of Church and State anyway ... but when Rev. Barry Lynn, who heads the organization, recently filed a complaint with the IRS that one VPF (Very Prominent Fundie), Rev. Wiley Drake (why do I love that name?), had used his church letterhead and a church-based radio program to endorse presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Drake did what any True Believer would have done:

Quoth Lynn: "Drake issued a Feb. 14 e-mail appeal to followers to engage in 'imprecatory prayers' (curses) against Americans United and three of its staff members. "

Wrote Drake, "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…. Specifically target Joe Conn or Jeremy Learing [sic] and their leader Rev. Barry Lynn. They are those who lead the attack."

Responded Lynn: "We deplore Pastor Drake’s reckless and repugnant antics. Introducing this kind of religious extremism into American life is reprehensible... Trying to turn God into some sort of heavenly hitman is repugnant.  There is more than a whiff of the Taliban in this action."

You go, Barry! 


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