Wiley’s retort to AU was swift, ferocious — and bizarre. Caught dead to rights, he didn’t even try to respond to particulars of AU’s IRS complaint. Instead, he immediately launched into the kind of wild-eyed, paranoid magical thinking you’d expect from any embattled cult leader. Which is to say: In a press release issued yesterday, he ordered his flock to petition God, who in turn would avenge this attack by smiting AU’s staff with poverty, starvation, scattered familes, and death
HUH?! Americans United (AU), a grassroots group calling for true religious freedom in church-state separation, made a simple request. They asked Wiley Drake to stop using his nonpartisan pulpit to preach partisan politics. And how did OC’s wackiest pastor (who used his pulpit to officially endorse Mike Huckabee for President) respond to this simple request? He issued a fatwa calling for the death of two staffers at AU. Klassy!
Now if the IRS needed any more evidence of wrongdoing by Wiley Drake and his church, they need not look any further than here. Oh yes, and they should thank D-day for aiding in the investigation. Cheese louise, when will these extreme religious right wackos learn?