Monday, February 18, 2008
"The effectual, fervant prayers of a righteous man availeth much." Leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State better hope certain prayers are either not effectual, not fervant, or not from righteous men. Because according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the pastor of a church that endorsed Mike Huckabee is now asking his church to pray for the death of two leaders of Americans United For Separation of Church and State (AU). AU filed a complaint with the IRS after learning that Pastor Wiley Drake endorsed Huckabee. Whether Drake did so in his personal capacity or in his capacity as Pastor of his church is still an open question. But according to the Los Angeles Times article, "shortly after learning of Americans United's complaint, Drake called on his followers to pray for the deaths of two of the liberal group's officials, Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming." The article also reports that the IRS has sent a "notice of inquiry" to the church regarding the endorsement.