Tea Party Official Prays For Violence Against Republicans

Roy-NicholsonA civil war of sorts has started in Mississippi. Since Tea Party candidate, Chris McDaniel, lost a bitterly fought battle to slightly less conservative incumbent Senator Thad Cochran, the Tea Party has been battling with more traditional Republicans. It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that Roy Nicholson, Chairman of Mississippi’s Tea Party, led his Tea Party meeting at the Life Church Jackson by praying that God commit violence against establishment Republicans.

At the beginning of the meeting, just after asking God in the opening prayer to “be violent against” the GOP establishment, Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson thanked Johnson for getting “down in that dirty, muddy trench and exposing a lot of truth” in Mississippi politics.

Source: Jackson Free Press

Raw Story has more of the prayer.

“We’re asking, Father, for two things,” he said. “We’re asking, Father, that you would expose them, set division amongst them, set them one against another, bring confusion and fear into their camp, into their thinking, for the purpose of pulling them down, for casting them down out of their high offices and reducing them, Lord, to having no power in this state.”

“So, Lord, that you might raise up and seek the righteous in the positions of power that this state might once more be a state that honors you in all that it does,” Nicholson concluded.

Source: Raw Story

While the prayer didn’t name any names, it’s worth noting that the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel haven’t yet given up on the election.

The meeting’s guest speaker was the third news maker in the election – a blogger need Charles Johnson. Johnson reported that the Cochran campaign paid an African-American preacher to go door-to-door in African-American neighborhoods promising $15 a vote, which of course, is illegal.

The problem? Stevie Fielder, the Reverend, was paid for the interview with Johnson and he has recanted his story.

Of course, none of that fazed the Tea Party crowd, who was much more interested in the creepy way that Cochran hinted at sex with farm animals than with the unethical and racist journalistic style of Johnson.