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Wiley Drake wins round in legal battle challenging Obama's presidency

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by gb93433, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member

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    The entire story is at http://www.abpnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4235&Itemid=53

    A former Southern Baptist Convention official won a small legal victory July 13 when a federal judge said he would listen to the merits of a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency.

    Wiley Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif., is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed on Inauguration Day claiming that Obama is not constitutionally eligible to be president because he is not a "natural-born citizen" of the United States.

    Drake, a former second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, claims damages as the vice presidential candidate of the American Independent Party in the 2008 election. He appeared on the California state ballot as the running mate of the party's presidential nominee, Alan Keyes.

    The suit is one of a couple of dozen filed since last fall's election challenging the constitutional legitimacy of the Obama presidency. Most have been dismissed on technicalities, but a Los Angeles Times blog reports that U.S. District Judge David Carter allowed plaintiffs to fix their paperwork instead of throwing it out of court.

    The lawsuit, one of several taken by California lawyer Orly Taitz, claims Obama was elected without his citizenship being proven or verified. It cites claims he was not born on U.S. soil and questions the authenticity of a Hawaiian "Certification of Live Birth" the Obama campaign posted online in an effort to quiet speculation about Obama's birthplace.

    Taitz told WorldNetDaily.com that the judge issued no orders at the July 13 hearing but promised the case would move forward and there would be no dismissals based on "procedural issues."

    "For the first time, we have a judge who's listening," she said.
    Other observers said the judge's words were a long way from the case getting a full hearing in court and it may never get to that point.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office told the L.A. Times blog that lawyers on both sides tried prematurely to argue the merits of the case and Judge Carter told them it could easily be tied up for months on procedural technicalities and that a better approach would be to re-file the case so it could proceed without further delays.
     
  2. alatide

    alatide New Member

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    This is the guy who prays for his political enemies to die. I discount everything he says.

    In subsequent interviews Drake said he prays "imprecatory" prayers because they are in the Bible, that they account for only about 2 percent of his prayer time and that he also prayed for the deaths of Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush and even fellow Southern Baptist preacher Rick Warren.
     
  3. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    Wiley Drake is a most unkind Christian.

    His life is a symbol of what the Jesus Christ's ministry of reconciliation and salvation stands in opposition.

    I hope he has a heart change. I pray for his health and humility frequently.
     
  4. Tom Bryant

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    Of course, his answers to prayer about the deaths of these men may something about him praying according to God's Will.

    I hate the fact that he is associated with being a former VP of the SBC. A former US vice president once described that position as being worth a bucket of warm spit... the VP of the SBC isn't even worth that. :laugh:
     
  5. DrRandyGrace

    DrRandyGrace New Member

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    I guess you don't care for the writings of the pslamist either?
     
  6. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

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    Well, comparing the praying of God's wrath on God's enemies of Drake and David is a mighty faaaaaaaarrrrrrr stretch, wouldn't you agree, Dr. Grace?
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    Well, we're told to make ALL our requests known to God. He may be more obedient than we all.

    It's irrelevant to his legal claims which will stand or fall on their own merit, and it appears that they have some.
     
  8. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Alan Keys also won a similar suit
     
  9. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow New Member

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    Wow! I guess President Obama should start packing now! :laugh::laugh:
     
  10. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member

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    Do you think he will use taxpayer money to fly in the president's jet to court and defend himself?
     
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