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?