Monday, September 1, 2008

Palin's Pastors

I'm an unabashed fan of Harper's Ken Silverstein. Ken takes a hard look at Sarah Palin's pastors. Her current Pastor Mike Rose has links to wannabe Armageddon catalyst John Hagee.

Here's a few of Pastor Mike's greatest hits:

“Do you believe we’re in the last days? After listening to Newt Gingrich and the prime minister of Israel and a number of others at our gathering, I became convinced, and I have been convinced for some time. We are living in the last days. These are incredible times to live in.”
Then there's: “
If you really want to know where you came from and happen to believe the word of God that you are not a descendant of a chimpanzee, this is what the word of God says. I believe this version.”
and who could forget that all-time great:
“Those that die without Christ have a horrible, horrible surprise.”
Nice stuff. Has that classic feel to it. No wonder the Dobson and the rest signed-off on Palin.

David Pepper, the senior pastor at her "home" church, is equally scary:
“The purpose for the United States is… to glorify God. This nation is a Christian nation.”
Man, have we ever got to put a stop to these people from completely taking over this country.