The Secret Service is looking into a sign posted in Victoria, Texas.
The sign says “Pray for Obama”, but it’s the scripture quoted below those words that is raising eyebrows: Psalms 109:8.
Psalms 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”
Milton Neitsch Jr., who has lived in Victoria since 1961, says he didn’t intend for people to pick up on the hateful wishes of death and pain surrounding the tiny verse.
But some people say it is hateful and inappropriate. They say it misuses the holy scripture and it must come down.
Neitsch recently received an email from a friend and decided to post it on his advertising billboard along North Navarro Street. He had no idea the firestorm of controversy it would create.
“Pray for the president. He needs it,” said Neitsch.