MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviewed Huffington Post blogger Frank Schaeffer on her show Tuesday night about the rising tide of anti-Obama fervor that is religious in nature.
Maddow cited a Christian Science Monitor article about a new anti-Obama slogan that has been merchandised on everything from bumper stickers to t-shirts to teddy bears, which reads, "Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8."
The slogan refers to a biblical psalm that reads, "Let his days be few; and let another take his office." The psalm that immediately follows it in the bible reads, "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow."
Frank Schaeffer, author of Patience With God, talked about the ramping up of religious rhetoric, and the correlating of President Obama with the unjust kings of ancient Israel, "who should be slaughtered if not by God then by just men."
"There is a crazy fringe, to whom all these little messages pouring out of Fox News, now on a bumper sticker, talking about doing away with Obama, asking God to kill him." Schaeffer said. "Really, this is trawling for assassins."
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