Politics

Did GOP Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal Email a Prayer for Obama's Death?

| by Michael Allen

Last week Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) apologized to First Lady Michelle Obama after forwarding an email to fellow lawmakers that called her “Mrs. YoMama” and compared her to the Grinch.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that O’Neal also forwarded an email to House Republicans which refers to a bumper sticker that reads “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8.”

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Psalm 109:8 says, “Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him.”

O'Neal's email also states: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!”

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O’Neal’s office refuses to apologize for the email, insisting that the message was only referring to Obama’s days in office.

In full, Psalm 109: 8-9 reads: "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children."