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The South Florida man whose prayer for Osama bin Laden caused a holy mess at mass this past Sunday is speaking out to defend the bizarre benediction.
Henry Borga paid $10 to put bin Laden's name on the prayer list at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach over the weekend, according to WPTV.
The name appeared with four others under the mass intentions section in the church's pamphlet, with a cross next to bin Laden's name.
While putting the name on the list has caused quite a hubbub, Borga, who said he also prayed for the victims of 9/11, said it was about mercy.
"He was a very bad man but he deserved to be punished in life, not by losing his life," Borga said. "He needs forgiveness and compassion from God."
 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.  Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.  Do to others as you would have them do to you
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
Why would he have to pay to put a name on a prayer list?
Originally posted by Carseller4
Catholics are crazy like that.
Thinking you can pray for someone after they die.
They are wasting their time, Osama choose Mohammed over Jesus, so he basically is burning in hell right now.