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Sarah Palin thinks she’s against separation of church and state 
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 | 11:53 am [commentary, politics, religion, sarah palin]
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For what it’s worth coming from someone whose core principles consist of concepts she is unable to comprehend and has barely even thought about, Sarah Palin opposes the separation of church and state.
 
Speaking Friday at the Women of Joy conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Palin
told an appreciative crowd, “Lest anyone try to convince you that God should be separated from the state, our founding fathers, they were believers. And George Washington, he saw faith in God as basic to life.” 
 
Many of the most influential founding fathers, the guys who actually pushed for independence and eventually framed the Constitution, were not Christians in the traditional sense — Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were not, and Thomas Paine sure as hell wasn’t. But nevermind — Sarah Palin either doesn’t know that, or doesn’t care. What good is an informed understanding of the precepts on which your country was founded when you’ve got a few thousand Christians to pander to, afterall? My question is, with which church would Sarah Palin like the United States government to join?
 
I’m assuming it would be a Christian church, because so is Sarah Palin — our motto ain’t “In Allah We Trust,” you betcha!
 
Would it be the humble, unassuming faith of the Quakers, which Thomas Paine considered the only strain of Christianity worthy of respect?
 
Or would it be the ecumenical, relatively progressive religion of the Anglicans/Episcopalians?
 
Or possibly the humane, welcoming Christianity of the Metropolitan Community Church?
 
Something tells me, no. If Palin had anything to do with it, we would all be compelled by our elected government to pray to the malevolent celestial dictator worshipped at Wasilla Assembly of God, her own home church, which
believes in speaking in tongues and faith healing, and considers the exorcism of evil spirits to be a legitimate practice.
 
Nah, I think I’ll take advice on church/state separation from the two Thomases, Paine and Jefferson, not Sarah Palin, her willfully misinformed politics, and her bat shit crazy fucking church.

Comments 
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | 01:53 am (UTC)
Palin's full of shit anyway, and could argue her way out of a paper bag. And a wet one at that. The founding fathers were mostly Naturalist; they may believe in a spiritual higher power, but not one constrained by the hem of Christianity. And while they really didn't want the country in any way run by the church, they also didn't want to be a bunch of persecuting hypocrites by acting like the country they succeed from, so it was Religious Freedom for EVERYBODY!
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