by digby

You've all heard about the winguts sporting bumperstickers and buttons that say Psalm 109, which is calling for Obama to be replaced (or killed, depending on how you look at it.) The good Christians sporting these bumper stickers insist it's no biggie and that everyone should just lighten up.

Max Brantley says otherwise --- at least if you take your Bible seriously:

Diana Butler Bass at Beliefnet explains that Psalm 109 is one of the “imprecatory” prayers, “a lament in the form of petition to destroy one’s enemies.” While perhaps intended to be a joke, she notes that the psalm actually “entreats God to destroy the president”:

It is the personal prayer of an individual, someone who has been dealt an injustice by another–and usually more powerful–person. The words of Psalm 109 are those of deep agony, the longings of a victim for retribution and justice. This psalm is considered one of the most difficult of all the psalms–full of violent images of vengeance and death.

h/t to bb