Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin, James Dobson and God

Sarah Palin doesn't hide her theocratic, fundamentalist, extremist Christian views. That is why she's revered by the fundamentalist loony-tunes.

To see how far down we have sunk into the theocratic mud, point your browser here, and you will learn that God wants Palin in the White House.

Pray for Sarah, they plead, because:

"There is a spiritual battle waging over the United States of America. This website is a call to pray for those who are in authority over us now as well as for those who will be elected to become the leaders of our country. Because Sarah Palin has been thrust suddenly into the spotlight, we are calling all Christians to say an extra prayer for Sarah."

It's amazing that these characters cannot even be honest. A quick glance at the Website makes it obvious that they care only for the Republican ticket, or at least the vice presidential candidate. Two photos of Palin dominate, and you're encouraged to pray, not only for Sarah, but for her family.

There's no photo of McCain, Obama, or Biden. There's no photo of anyone else!

You can even sign a "pledge" that you will "pray for peace, protection and wisdom for Sarah Palin and her family."

The fact that Palin is extraordinarily unqualified to be vice president and utterly unqualified to come anywhere near the presidency is not considered. The fact that Palin is a liar and a cheat and a rabble-rousing demagogue, is not mentioned.

She's a fundy Christian (at least outwardly) and so far as these people are concerned, that's the only necessary qualification. Thus the website will help you learn "How to pray," "What You Can Do," and "Why You Should Pray" - for Sarah Palin.

It's all quite sick.

Today James Dobson of the ultra-fundamentalist organization, Focus on the Family, conducted a telephone interview with Palin and posted it online.

She told Dobson she isn't worried about the polls showing the Republican ticket is losing, because the election is "in God's hands." And that's why she was "not discouraged at all."

"I'm going to know, at the end of the day," she said, "putting this in God's hands, that the right thing for America will be done."

Dobson told her that 430 people prayed for her over the weekend, and she was grateful. "It is that intercession that is so needed and so appreciated. I can feel the power of the prayer."

Blue Texan at Firedoglake summed it up this way:

1. Sarah Palin believes God personally chooses our Presidents and Vice Presidents.

2. Sarah Palin believes that God should choose her as Vice President.

3. Sarah Palin believes that without God's intervention she will lose.

Final thoughts:

It's quite incomprehensible how Sarah Palin blithely ignores or writes off the millions of people in this country who reject her peculiar religious beliefs. In fact, the majority of Christians in this country would not even be considered "Christian" by Palin's religious cronies.

It's also incomprehensible that Palin does not seem to understand this is a secular nation and that under our Constitution there is no religious test for office; the state functions without religious interference, and there can be no "recognized" religion.

It's further incomprehensible how Sarah fails to realize there are hundreds, even thousands, of different religious groups in the United States, and that, if she were elected (god forbid!), her job is to serve the people, irrespective of their religious affiliation or lack thereof. She just doesn't get it: In our fair land, Christians are not "more equal" than Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, agnostics, atheists, or any other group of believers or non-believers.

Methinks god is going to send her back to Alaska to face charges of malfeasance in office; about November 5.

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