Thursday, August 27, 2009

The God of Hatred

You might want to listen to preacher Anderson while you do your nails or shave or something, but make sure the sound is low, for the safety of others. Here's why:

Chris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event in Arizona last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today.

Anderson also said Broughton had informed the pastor about his planned show of arms-bearing, but "he planned out the AR15 thing long before he heard that sermon," delivered Sunday August 16 at the fundamentalist Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ.

This is the second example of the gun-toters at the Arizona Obama event tied to the violent fringes of American life.

"I don't obey Barack Obama. And I'd like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight," Anderson said in the sermon.

The sermon, which was titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama" and also contained virulent anti-gay themes

The sermon can be heard at the linked site. The anti-Obama rant starts at about 12:11, though all of it is interesting to listen to, while you think about the idea of prayers in schools and the ethical superiority of religious people and other such topics. I couldn't stop imagining preacher Anderson dancing around in a straitjacket when he tells us that he wants Obama's teeth broken before Obama is melted like a snail or an embryo.

I guess I'm a hardened feminist. I was truly surprised to find several guys upset and unable to listen to this Sermon Of Hate, but then they are not used to hearing stuff like that all the time the way I am, or at least not used to hearing about how much someone hates them and why God decreed it that way.

In any case, Anderson is a nutcase, but he has his church and his tax-deduction (I assume) for the spreading of his message which today is: God. Hates. Liberals. And. Fags. Also, his god hates lots of people, especially violent people, and that's why preacher Anderson preaches violence and hatred. He serves his god by offering himself up as the sword that will smite. Or some such shit.

Mmm. The God of Hatred. Do you think that what Anderson does here just might be interpreted as incitement towards violence aimed at the president of the United States? And what should be done about that?