A radical religious group called Christians for a Moral America is asking followers to pray for the death of singer George Michael, who is recuperating from pneumonia, due to his "Satanic lifestyle," reports Huffington Post.
In an article written for the site, author John Shore, who identifies as Christian, takes the religious group to task for the series of vicious tweets sent by a member known only as Keith.
Shore makes an effort to distinguish other LGBT Christians from this homphobic group and admonishes Keith, who sent tweets that speculate on Michael's HIV status and writing that after Michael"bites the dust, it'll be the perfect time to roll out anti-sodomy laws." Shore points out that the group has a small amount of followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Shore reveals that while working on his book Wings on a Pig: Why the 'Christian' View of Gays Doesn't Work, he learned that "for every one person like Keith I've ever known — for every person who's ever fanatically endeavored to transmogrify the beautiful love of God into the horrible hatred of men — I've known 200 who are quietly and humbly working, in Christ's name, to make the world a better, more loving place for all."
Last week Michael was forced to cancel the remaining dates of his Symphonica concert tour after being checked into a hospital in Vienna to recover from what has been described as a severe case of pneumonia. Both Michael's current boyfriend, Fahdi Fawaz, and his spokesman insists that the singer is responding to treatment and improving.