Chris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event in Arizona last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today. * * *Obama Derangement Syndrome, anyone?
"I don't obey Barack Obama. And I'd like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight," Anderson said in the sermon.
The sermon, which was titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama" and also contained virulent anti-gay themes, continued:
... you're going to tell me that I'm supposed to pray for the socialist devil, murderer, infanticide, who wants to see young children and he wants to see babies killed through abortion and partial-birth abortion and all these different things -- you're gonna tell me I'm supposed to pray for God to give him a good lunch tomorrow while he's in Phoenix, Arizona?
Nope. I'm not gonna pray for his good. I'm going to pray that he dies and goes to hell. * * *
"No where in the sermon did I advocate vigilantism," Anderson said today, reached at the church. "It's a spiritual battle."
He continued: "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."
The Secret Service has been by to chat with Mr. Anderson, who doubtless will be discussing that particular bit of socialist oppression on some Fox News show in a day or two.