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September 3, 2008

Palin's former pastor scrutinized

Another pastor has been thrust into the spotlight this election since Sarah Palin came onto the scene.

The Huffington Post reviewed sermons preached by Rev. Ed Kalnins, pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God.

"Kalnins has also preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell; questioned whether people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to heaven; charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and war in Iraq were part of a war 'contending for your faith;' and said that Jesus 'operated from that position of war mode.'"

"Whether I influenced Sarah, I don't know," Kalnins told Religion News Service's Robert Stern. "You can take any kind of a sermon ... without an introduction and without a conclusion and say that this guy is weird."

A spokesman for the McCain-Palin ticket told RNS that during the last seven years, she and her family have attended a nondenominational evangelical church in Wasilla.

Comments

The Huffington Post is obviously no source of truth or honor. However, let's look at this posting. Let me see....Obama's pastor says "God damn America" and Palin's pastor says "9/11 terrorist attack is a part of a war for your faith"..........sounds like huffington thinks they mean the same thing. Well,DUH! that's huffington for you.

The tragedy of the Republican party is their desertion of minorities. This time there were only 36 minorities as delegates to the convention compared to 154 4 years ago. This explains why Sarah Palin is comfortable bashing community organizers who serve the needs of the disenfranchised and marginalized. There were no organizers there to protest. The all white delegates of this convention certainly reflect the wishes of the Republican party. Lip service to servanthood will not pass the litmus test. Also don't get on the bad side of Sarah she will get even by violating your privacy and accessing your private data base. She's done it before and she'll do it again. Her demonstration of the lust for power, despite her maternal responsibilities, was illustrated by the public parading of two teenagers for political purposes. Evangelicals will ignore all these warnings because they have bought into the new image of Christian Hucksterism and cheap grace. Standards are irrelevant..McCain is forgiven..The kool aid doesn't taste so bad.