Remember the guy who brought the assault rifle to the Obama event down in Arizona? Turns out that the day before the event he attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon by his radical pastor in which his pastor said he was going to “pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell.”
Justin Elliott has the story.
Also, in case you’re concerned, the gun-toter’s pastor, Steven Anderson, made clear to Justin in an interview that he’d actually prefer Obama to die in some way other than assassination. “No where in the sermon did I advocate vigilantism. It’s a spiritual battle. I’d rather have him die of natural causes anyway, that way he’s not some martyr. I’m praying for him to die just so he gets what he deserves.”
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