Why Old Southern Baptist Dogs Need to be Sent to the Farm- Wiley Drake Embarrasses Us All

June 2, 2009

I’ll be honest with you, when I woke up this morning I did not know who Wiley Drake was.  Now 10 hours later I have a pretty good clue: he’s an imbecile! Oh, that’s harsh you say?  Well, here is all you need to know about him. 

First, Wiley Drake is a Southern Baptist pastor, radio program host, and in 2006-2007 he held the third highest office in the Southern Baptist Convention, the office of Second Vice-President.

The other thing you need to know is that, in the wake of the murder of infamous abortionist George Tiller this weekend, Drake had this to say:

“This man, George Tiller, was far greater in his atrocities than Adolf Hitler,” Drake said. “So I am happy. I am glad that he is dead. Now I am sad that he went to hell, because he had a choice just like everybody else did. He could have chosen Jesus Christ and when he died went to heaven. But he chose the devil. He chose to neglect, he chose to reject Jesus Christ. And therefore on Sunday morning when he breathed his last breath there in the Lutheran church, he breathed his last breath, and he slipped into the presence of the devil. And I have a strange hunch and a strange feeling that there is a special, superheated, super-hot place in hell for people like George Tiller.” (cited here)

See what I mean?  Imbecile!

Honestly, because I know that everyone is susceptible to sins like this, my real beef is with the SBC.  Three years ago, THREE YEARS, enough people saw this man as a strong example of leadership for our convention that they voted him Second Vice-President!!!  I find it hard to imagine that this type of belief and behavior on his part is that new of a development.  In fact, at least as far back as a year ago it was known that he was praying “imprecatory” prayers against Tiller, and at least two years ago he announced “imprecatory” prayers against the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  This action may not be sinful (though I believe it is certainly pushing a fine line there), but it definitely is ridiculous and hardly seems to be in-line with the heart of God in passages such as Ezekiel 18.23 or 1 Timothy 2.3-4.

Why does the SBC seem intent on raising up people like this who are simply an embarrassment to the people in our churches?  This falls in-line with their odd desire to enlist men like Jerry Falwell and Rick Warren as Southern Baptists, when all these men seem to do is deny the truth of the gospel and set up stumbling blocks for the people where none should be.

I know I’m not perfect, but I hope that if I ever get to the point where I am declaring my joy in the public premeditated murder of any human that someone will have sense enough to remove me from any forum I have to spread such idiocy.  As it stands I would probably be elected SBC President instead.  Go figure.