This is infuriating, but there are Christians—Christians!—distributing a bumper sticker that says, “Pray for Obama—Psalm 109:8″. This sounds innocuous until you actually go and read the verse, and those verses following it:
8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
The psalm goes on like this for several more verses still, and is saturated with religiously sanctioned, jihadi-style, hatred. And now it turns out that the verse is moving from the bumper sticker to the tee-shirt! Of the slogan and verse, the New York Times tells us that:
CafePress is selling T-shirts and bumper stickers . . .
And I found this at YouTube:
To counter this icky karma, I offer the following video (which represents for me what Barack Obama’s election was about):
If there is a god, I pray that (s)he protects our young, hope inspiring president, and that his wife never be made a widow, nor his little children fatherless. That’s my prayer (1 John 4:7-8).