- “Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first deprives of their senses.” – Euripides
- “Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad.” – Seneca
Neal Horsley, building on Rev. Steven L. Anderson’s notoriety wants to make imprecatory prayer an even higher profile tactic against the president, abortion providers, and anyone else deemed to be violating God’s Laws. And Horsely is just the guy to do it. He was a pioneer in web based militant antiabortion activism as a provocateur who has long been involved with the violent Army of God.
Neal Horsley, of Carrollton, Georgia, thinks Anderson has the right idea —
On a new Web site called ImprecatoryPrayer.com, apparently launched last week, he links to the audio of the inflammatory sermon on Anderson’s Web site, encourages readers to click on it. “Listen here, to Pastor Steven Anderson,” Horsley writes, “as he tells people what God wants His people to do about Barack O’Bama (sic).”
“Don’t Listen To This,” Horsley warns, “Unless You Want To Do the Will of God.”
Horsley is busy updating the tactics of threat and intimidation he has used for more than a decade against abortion providers, pro-choice activists, presidents and judges.
This time he’s featuring Obama, and possibly, in his sense of timing, exploiting the political hailstorm over health care reform.
Horsley is nothing if not a showman and he knows an opportunity when he sees one. Thanks in part (but not only) to Anderson, imprecatory prayer, calling on God to smite his enemies, as King David did in the Bible, has become fashionable on the far religious right–and the national media is suddenly paying attention.
Horsley is requesting people to send him video or audio imprecations against the president, or other of God’s enemies that he will place on his new Web site. “All you need to do,” he writes, “is speak the prayers into a microphone, or better yet, into a videocam recorder, and then send them to me?
“Be as specific as possible” he urges, “in defining who you believe God must destroy and as specific as possible in the means God should use in implementing that destruction.” (Talk2Action)