Thursday, September 4, 2008

Because Jesus Commands Us

When Sarah Palin talks to the national media about an 'exit plan' for Iraq, she omits using the kind of language she prefers to employ amongst her gun-toting Jesus set back home in Alaska. Apparently, the invisible man (such a believer in equality, the make believe friend is always a 'He'), our beloved creator likes to speak to McCain's running mate. And the good man upstairs is telling her that he commandeth sending in troops to Iraq and drilling for oil in her home state. It is an amazing convenience that the heavenly products of such imagination have time for American politics, including issues pertaining to the candidate's home state (which has 500 times as many trees as residents). Such is the Republican Party's idea of experience and appealing to the Hillary voters.

Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Wed Sep 3, 7:23 PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

"Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."

A video of the speech was posted at the Wasilla Assembly of God's Web site before finding its way on to other sites on the Internet.

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.

"I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded," she added. "But really all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart isn't right with God."

Palin attended the evangelical church from the time she was a teenager until 2002, the church said in a statement posted on its Web site. She has continued to attend special conferences and meetings there. Religious conservatives have welcomed her selection as John McCain's running mate.

Rob Boston, a spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, lamented Palin's comments.

"I miss the days when pastors delivered sermons and politicians delivered political speeches," he said. "The United States is increasingly diverse religiously. The job of a president is to unify all those different people and bring them together around policy goals, not to act as a kind of national pastor and bring people to God."

The section of the church's Web site where videos of past sermons were posted was shut down Wednesday, and a message was posted saying that the site "was never intended to handle the traffic it has received in the last few days."

Putting aside the pending corruption charge against the Alaskan Governor, you have to say one thing for her. Jesus Christ is one half-crazed lunatic to support drilling for oil in ANWR.


Anonymous said...

I think I'd chose to believe that liberalism is a disease or perhaps a condition induced by socialist drug experiments before I'd believe Jesus was a lunatic. Funny how liberals don't believe in things that can't can't be proved outside of their five senses unless of course it's global warmng - then they believe in something they can't prove - because the media says it enough for the mindless sheep to believe.

TA said...

Anyone stupid enough to claim that some 2,000 year old dead carpenter is speaking through them to drill for oil, yes, that is lunacy. But you'd sooner accept that than the fact we've had record temperatures 9 out of the 11 years by calling it a conspiracy that no one can prove. Now I can see how Galileo was almost burned at the stake. I'm sure if you just pray hard enough, it will all go away.