Who Would Jesus Widow?

Rachel Maddow spoke with Frank Schaeffer, a former Christian fundamentalist who is engaged in exposing the extremism of the “American Taliban.” The movement, Schaeffer says, is “trawling for assassins.” Presidential assassins.

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8″

A nice sentiment?

Maybe not.

The psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats with “1/20/09″ commemorated President Bush’s last day in office.

But the verse immediately following the psalm referenced is a bit more ominous: “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”

There needs to be a new name for these people. Calling them “Christian” puts too nice a spin on treasonous homicidal maniacs.

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