Pastor Wiley Drake Arrested in D.C. While Praying, Ignoring Christ's Command Not to Do So in Public

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God, please save Chen, kill Barack
Pastor Wiley Drake of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, who prays for President Barack Obama and members of Congress to die, was arrested outside the White House on Friday while praying for Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who had reportedly just left the U.S. Embassy and had been taken to a hospital.

Drake reportedly had been kneeling with other believers next to a fence when security officers repeatedly told them to move.



The Orange County Register reports that Drake, who had been in town for the National Day of Prayer, said he would do it again, and compared his, uh, suffering, to that of what Guangcheng suffered in jail. 

He then drowned his suffering in lobster bisque at Kinkead's. Kidding. 

Lesson learned: read the damn Sermon the Mount, preacher.

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." 

Looks like Drake got his reward. 

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Vanight
Vanight

BTW, is this suppose to be a news article or an opinion piece? Is it just me or does regular news not seem to exist in the socialist republic of California?

baron
baron

Josh, please leave the Bible exposition to the experts.

Bill T.
Bill T.

After all, that's what we have church leaders for, to tell us what to believe.

Whether I agree with Josh or not is beside the point in this case, he's as entitled to call it as he sees it as much as you are. And I'll defend both your rights to state those opinions.

If you disagree with him, state why, otherwise you're only spouting off and I reserve my right to call bull shit. Vaguely alluding to authority doesn't count.

documents
documents

I am always very depressed when I read things like this.  I am a Christian and it upsets me to hear people trash the president.  If this man knew scripture at all...and it's amazing how many who call themselves pastors do not behave as though they do.....he would know the bible tells us to pray FOR our leaders.  And that means, in a positive way, not praying for his demise.

This is terrible.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

As much as I hate to admit it, I gotta throw my support to ol' Pastor Wiley on this one.  If they can club him like a baby seal for praying to Jesus, then they can do the same to me for worshiping the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Time to rise up to government that's taking all our freedoms away via TSA, NSA, FBI, Patriot Act, and on and on...  Seriously, WTF -- He was praying.  It wasn't like he was taking pictures which is now illegal in the USA.

RAmen. 

Vanight
Vanight

I have to agree with you on this one. Government has way too much power. Do you think if  the occupy crowd camped there and defecated all over the place, they would have been arrested? Of course not, they are the Presidents voter base.

Djkavandi
Djkavandi

Nah your completley wrong. Obama is no friend of Occupy. Especially with his continued and accelerated support of taking away our (Americans) rights to free speech (NDAA, Patriot Act, Federal protesting act) and this bozo is highly supported by Wall Street. Get you facts straight Vanight and stop watching Fox.

Djkavandi
Djkavandi

 Funny how you defend Drake and say to rise up to the government for taking away our freedoms and mentions some of the same institutions and what not (Patriot Act) as do the Occupiers but you always give us so much flack. You sir are a hypocrite, a disgruntled Occupier or a provocateur. Or maybe all three..

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

If you block the public right of way, you can be arrested whether you're praying, pissing, or pontificating.

Gturner
Gturner

Wiley Drake is a foolish old bigot. He will soon be gone and forgotten.

mitch young
mitch young

"blessed are the cheese-makers" 

Which mean's OC Weekly central must be one holy place.

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