Having just pulled through a bout of pneumonia, George Michael directed a series of colourfully-worded messages through

Twitter yesterday to the little-known fundamentalist organisation ‘Christians for a Moral America’, which urged people to pray for him to die.

The group suggested the illness was AIDS-related, but the claim was refuted by doctors.

The singer tweeted: “Did you know that while I was fighting for my life in Austria there were a bunch of those lovely American

‘Christian’ organisations, who call themselves “Christians for a Moral America”,who were actually taking the time to pray for me to die…”

“How very sweet of them, considering how busy they must be on the whole. Now don’t get me wrong, I know for a fact that many devout christians, such as the ones I work rest and play with on a daily basis, are truly wonderful, kind hearted men and women who take the best parts of that religion and live admirable, generous and loving lives.

“But In my opinion, and i think made evident by those who prayed for my death, there are others who use their twisted interpretations of ancient scriptures as a pathetic excuse to be…….wait for it, wait for it…….! Totally fucked up cocksucking bastards.”

George Michael returned to his home in Hamstead, London, just before Christmas after a month-long stay in an Austrian hospital.

While being treated for his condition, a member of the group, known as Keith, posted messages on Twitter including: “Apparently

George Michael has AIDS. Figures since he’s a homosexual and it goes with the territory. Another sodomite bites the dust?”

Posting under the username @godswordislaw, which has 7,500 followers, he also wrote: “Pray for George Michael’s demise. He has chosen a satanic lifestyle and must meet an appropriate end.”

When George Michael was first diagnosed with pneumonia in November, the blog of the Christians for a Moral America, read: “It’s almost symbolic that just after the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death from AIDS that another famous homosexual would succumb to this disease.

“We pray that George Michael has found salvation through Christ in his last days otherwise he will pay for his unrepentant lifestyle in hell.”

The group lists liberals, atheists, gays, Muslims and feminists as the most dangerous anti-American groups of 2012.

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