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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Itchy Trigger Finger for Armageddon?

More information has come out about Sarah Palin's church affiliations. This information frankly scares the crap out of me. In addition to believing that we are living in the end-times, her church hold the belief that they alone are the only ones fit to govern the US.

From the AP:

Palin told graduating students of the church's School of Ministry, "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys." As they preached the love of Jesus throughout Alaska, she said, she'd work to implement God's will from the governor's office, including creating jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets.

"God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

From the Wall Street Journal:

At the Pentecostal church where Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin worshipped for more than two decades, congregants speak in tongues and are part of a faith that believes humanity is in its "end times" -- the days preceding a world-ending cataclysm bringing Christian redemption and the second coming of Jesus.

The Rev. Ed Kalnins, pastor of the Pentecostal church, Wasilla Assembly of God, says he has told church members that God put President George W. Bush in office and that America is locked in a "holy war" with terrorists.

I wonder how all of this is playing out with the fiscal conservatives in the Republican Party? Are they regretting this choice of VP? Will they outwardly say they support it and then vote their conscience at the ballotbox? I hope they do.


1 comment:

Orion77 said...

Disappointing pick, but it was always going to be a zealot, to counter the dislike of McCain by the faithful.

Leiberman would've been a great choice, particularly the symbolism. But, if McCain lost with Leiberman the Republicans may well have moved further to the fundamentalist right. If he loses with Palin, maybe there might be a rethink.

Then again, they will probably just blame McCain for being a "bleeding heart liberal".