'Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow:' Republican Speaker's controversial email targets President Just a week after a Republican House speaker issued an apology to First Lady Michelle Obama for referring to her as 'Mrs. YoMama' and resembling her to the Grinch, another email is circulating connecting the president to a Biblical passage that prays for harm to his family The most recent email by Kansas' Mike O'Neal quotes a Bible verse for President Barack Obama that points readers to a scripture in the Bible titled 'a cry for vengeance.' Psalm 109, referred to in the email to fellow lawmakers, prays that 'his days be few ... his wife be widowed and his children be fatherless.' According to the Lawrence Journal-World who read the email sent by Speaker ONeal, the prayer was forwarded with his own attached message reading: 'At last I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!' LJW reports that both recent emails were sent by the house speaker through his private email address.