Saturday, September 6, 2008


Our hometown newspaper, The Times News (through an AP wire story), in this morning's edition ran a story on Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's religious views as a Pentecostal. And whereas the article itself was pretty normal stuff, there was a throwaway line in the article that was pretty shocking. The line read something to the effect of one of her pastors while in Wassila wondered in a sermon whether or not people who voted for John Kerry in the 2004 election could get into heaven! I hope that VP candidate Palin was not in worship on that particular Sunday, because what does it say to have someone running for one of the highest offices in the land, for them to be o.k. with a question of damning Americans? I mean, if Rev. Jeremiah Wright was criticized and by extention Barak Obama was criticized for Wright's damning of America, why not be just as upset at Sarah Palin's pastor for damning Americans (suggesting that they would not have access to eternal life for a particular vote, instead of their devotion to following Jesus Christ, God's Son)?

Is that really where we've come to as a nation? That one pastor is thrown into the outer darkness for damning an idea, America; whereas another pastor who damns American is not questioned? Where is the media bias in this story? Where is the outrage from Fox News? Where is the indignation from so called America Firsters?

Hopefully this will all blow over and we will find out that Sarah Palin was not worshipping God on that particular Sunday at that particular church or we will find out that, that sermon drove her to reconsider her membership with that particular church. It is really amazing to me to find such a similar story in the media and no reaction at all. It really makes me wonder what is going on in this great and blessed nation in which we live.

1 comment:

  1. wow. very well said. i just read in the reader's digest that someone who is an evangelical just assumed that if you are christian, you'll vote republican, but he is now rethinking that and really looking at the candidates to decide who he should vote for. there have definitely been some double standards shown regarding someone's faith and their political affiliation. anyway, thanks for saying it.