Sunday, August 31


Ken Silverstein and Sebastian Jones, Harpers - During the 2008 campaign the beliefs of various candidates' pastors has attracted a great deal of attention, especially the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, as well as John Hagee, who endorsed John McCain. So now seems a good time to examine the viewpoints of Sarah Palin's two most recent pastors, as expressed in their sermons.

Since becoming governor in 2006, Palin has attended the Juneau Christian Center, where Mike Rose serves as senior pastor. Her previous pastor was David Pepper of the Church on the Rock in Palin's hometown of Wasilla - a church that "was kind of a foundation for her.". . .

Mike Rose, senior pastor at Juneau Christian Center

From a April 27, 2008 sermon: "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."

From a July 8, 2007 sermon: "Those that die without Christ have a horrible, horrible surprise."

From a July 28, 2007 sermon: "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."

David Pepper, senior pastor at Church on the Rock:

From an November 25, 2007 sermon: "The purpose for the United States is… to glorify God. This nation is a Christian nation."

From a October 28, 2007 sermon: "God will not be mocked. I don't care what the ACLU says. God will not be mocked. I don't care what atheists say. God will not be mocked. I don't care what's going on in the nation today with so much horrific rebellion and sin and things that take place. God will not be mocked. Judgment day is coming. Where do you stand?"

From a October 28, 2007 sermon: "Just giving in a little bit is a disastrous thing…You can't serve both man and God. It is one or the other."


At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can somebody please get this *!@#$&^?! software issue fixed?! This has become godamned annoying, and has steadily gone from bad to worse! Either fix the f'ing problem or eliminate the Comments page, since it's become nearly pointless to have it here!

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of software problems and/or censoring, what happened to the story link about Sarah Palin's mystery pregnancy? It disappeared from the main Undernews page and attempts to look it up in the Archive give you a 'URL/Object not found' message. Wha'hoppen?

At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given that the daughter is pregnant right now, that story was severely flawed. There is still some explanation to do about the fact that Palin's 6 pound+ baby was invisible in tight-fitting clothing at 7 months, but clearly the baby is not her daughter's. Why don't you do some investigating and find out where it came from?

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's to say the baby is not 3 to four months old rather than the age claimed? If these people have lied about the child's maternity, it doesn't seem unlikely that they'd scruple to lie about its age in order to keep the timeline consistent. In the apparent abscence of any documentation of the child's birth, this would certainly be easy enough for them to do.

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word above should have been "likely" rather than "unlikely". Sorry for the grammatical glitch.


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