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Wiley Drake

AKA Wiley S. Drake, Sr.

Born: c. 1944
Birthplace: Arkansas

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion, Activist
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Buena Park, California pastor

Military service: US Navy (Vietnam)

Leader of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, California. Vice Presidential running mate of Alan Keyes on the American Independent Party ticket in 2008. Best known beyond right-wing political circles for his call for "imprecatory prayer" -- asking God to strike his opponents dead. Announced targets of Drake's death prayers have included President Barack Obama, each of the 219 Democrats in the House of Representatives who voted for health care reform in 2010, and the leadership of Americans United for Separation of Church and State after that group asked the IRS to revoke the tax-exempt status of Rev Drake's ministry.

[1] Vice-Presidential candidate for the America's Independent Party in 2008, sharing the ticket with Alan Keyes.

Wife: Barbara (four children)

    High School: (dropped out in 9th grade)
    Theological: Biola University
    University: Golden West College
    University: California State University
    Theological: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Theological: International Bible Institute and Seminary
    Theological: Andersonville Baptist College and Seminary

    Congressional Prayer Conference Vice President
    Minuteman Project Chaplain
    Presidential Prayer Team Co-Founder
    Southern Baptist Convention Second Vice President (2006)
    Born-Again Christian
    Issued Concealed Carry Permit Orange County, CA (revoked)
    Birther Movement
    Risk Factors: Homophobia

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