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Where Sarah was hiding


 

Talk about your faith-based politics. When Sarah Palin abruptly canceled her appearance at the pro-life/Christian Right event I was at yesterday (open press, $95 per ticket, planned for 2 months, she was the headliner), organizers said it was because she had to work on her big acceptance speech tonight. True to a point. But she found time for a (closed door) meeting with AIPAC, to talk about her mother’s trip to Israel, etc. Andrew Sullivan points out an irony. It appears Palin has her own Jeremiah Wright.


 

Where Sarah was hiding

  1. Luiza: Jeremiah Wright was Obama’s pastor for what, 20 years? This Bricker character came to her church for one day and spoke for a few minutes. Can you really analogize the two situations?

  2. “It appears Palin has her own Jeremiah Wright.”

    Really? A guest pastor, for one week at her church, who says controversial things is the same as Wright?

    Obama went to the same church for 20 years to hear the anti-american and racist popinjay, considered Wright a mentor and had him baptize his two children.

    And using Andrew Sullivan as a source is almost as embarrassing as using NY Times for inside scoop of internal McCain affairs.

  3. Ah, JWL, your partisan slip is showing.

    – JV

  4. I agree. Not the same as a pastor for 20 years. But still liturgically incorrect.

  5. Also, I’m sure she will have no problem denouncing Bricker, with whom she has no connection. Obama staunchly refused to do the same with Wright for weeks, perhaps months, before he was pushed into it by the increasing insanity of the good Reverend’s rants.

  6. Kevin: You can bet that if things were reversed, the Republicans would make a huge deal about it.

  7. Um, not to get all anti-relativist and all, but somehow criticising (violently) the legacy of slavery and US imperialism is morally the same as rejoicing that the Jews will all perish in the apocalypse if they aren’t converted?

    Which, I realise, is pretty standard fare in US evangelisticism, but it goes on under the radar most of the time. A good part of the Republican base is pro-Israel because of Biblical prophecy that Israel has to incorporate the whole region before the Rapture can begin. Fact!

  8. Jack M

    Unfortunately, antisemitism is very extensive throughout the world and I think you will find Wright has close ties with Farrakhan, a notable antisemitic.

  9. Um, not to get all anti-relativist and all, but somehow criticising (violently) the legacy of slavery and US imperialism is morally the same as rejoicing that the Jews will all perish in the apocalypse if they aren’t converted?

    I would say that spreading vile slander about the U.S. government creating AIDS to kill black people is just as dispicable. Your milage may vary.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvL9dLeDcSU

  10. ‘Cept the Rapture antisemitism is much, much more widespread.

    Somehow crazy, totally marginalideas like the US government creating AIDS don’t trouble me as much as millions of politically charged people, in virtual control of a major political party, looking forward ecstatically to the moment when the earth will end.

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