Kansas GOP Speaker Apologizes For Email ‘Praying’ For Obama’s ‘Wife To Be A Widow’

ThinkProgress reported a week ago that Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) forwarded an email to House Republicans that referred to President Obama and a Bible verse that says, “Let his days be few” and, “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” O’Neal’s office had initially refused to apologize, insisting that the message was only referring to Obama’s days in office. Yesterday O’Neal finally apologized for his actions, but said he would not resign. Nick Sementelli notes that religious leaders around the country condemned O’Neal’s exploitation of faith, and 30,000 people signed Faithful America’s petition demanding that he resign.