The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


After Psalm, refraining

Online merchant Zazzle ceased its sale of products carrying the slogan, "Pray for Obama, Psalm 109:8." Following verse 8, "Let his days be few; and let another take his office," is verse 9: "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow." Zazzle noted, "We have determined that these products, in the context of the full text of Psalm 109, may be interpreted in such a way as to suggest physical harm to the president of the U.S."


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