The Christian Right Stuff

From CBN News:

Sarah Palin spoke with Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson today on the radio. There was a lot of love in the room flowing both ways.


At one point she says the following:

“It is that intercession that is so needed and so greatly appreciated and I can feel it too Dr. Dobson. I can feel the power of prayer and that strength that is provided through our prayer warriors across this nation and I so appreciate it.”

Original DVD cover.

FINDLAY, Ohio (CNN) –- In an interview posted online Wednesday, Sarah Palin told Dr. James Dobson of “Focus on the Family” that she is confident God will do “the right thing for America” on Nov. 4.

Dobson asked the vice presidential hopeful if she is concerned about John McCain’s sagging poll numbers, but Palin stressed that she was “not discouraged at all.”

“To me, it motivates us, makes us work that much harder,” she told the influential Christian leader, whose radio show reaches millions of listeners daily. “And it also strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4.”

Dobson praised Palin’s opposition to abortion rights, to which the governor affirmed that she is “hardcore pro-life.”

She said giving birth to her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, has given her the opportunity “to be walking the walk and not just talking the talk” in her long-standing opposition to abortion.

Dobson — who has never been warm to McCain — asked Palin if her “private conversations” with the GOP nominee had revealed a true commitment to the Republican party’s pro-life platform, which calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortions.

“I do, from the bottom of my heart,” Palin assured Dobson. “John McCain is solidly there on those solid planks in our platform that build the right agenda for America.”

DENVER (AP) — […] Dobson has come around to supporting the McCain-Palin ticket after previously saying he could not in good conscience vote for McCain. He endorsed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee late in the primaries.

Palin thanked Dobson and supporters for their prayers and — when Dobson inquired about the importance of faith in her life — said: “It is my foundation, yes, my Christian faith is.”

She also used terms like “prayer warrior” and “intercession” — words that might be unknown to the average listener but are common vocabulary in Pentecostal Christianity. Palin spent 20 years in a Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church, but she usually refers to her faith generically as Christian, not even evangelical.


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20 responses to “The Christian Right Stuff

  1. Alfie

    OMG I have to open the thread on this one ?? I think something you see at work here is how some on the Right see this thing as Palin v Obama. That is sad on a lot of different levels.
    I have to say this though. The commitment to her faith Palin exhibits isn’t a bad thing. i appreciate there are many that would say otherwise but I’m just offering an opinion. Whether one likes the full measure of her views she has been consistent and honest about it. I think perhaps that’s the biggest thing that the people that like or hate her like or hate about her.
    Excellent image tweaking Nonnie. Take care I2TF

  2. hi alfie! 😀
    always nice to “see” you!
    i think this whole election cycle has been rather sad. it was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long and is more like a season of american idol than a serious election at a serious time in american history.
    as to palin’s faith, that’s up to her. i don’t care what she believes or doesn’t believe. however, when it affects public policy, that’s another thing altogether. i honestly believe that she would try to foist her beliefs on everyone, including teaching creationism in school. i want to see schools get back to the basics–english, math, science, history, etc., and leave the religious stuff to the parents.
    one other thing about her faith. to me, the fact that she buys everything she hears in church or reads in the bible hook, line, and sinker tells me that she is not someone who has critical thinking skills. global warming will not be solved by someone who doesn’t believe in science. that’s my opinion. i don’t disrespect her because she is religious. i disrespect her, because she accepted a position she knows she is not qualified for. just my 2¢.

  3. nightowl724

    nonnie, I’m finally starting to come out of hibernation a bit, still trying to get over the death of my best friend this month. Whether I comment or not, though, I stop by here every day. Thanks for providing laughter, insight, comfort, and hope day after day after day after day…

    Your twisted talent SCREAMS again tonight, kiddo. And. look at your stats!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

    Hey, I posted one tonight at Kos after a long hiatus:

    Health Care Series: RIP Levi + Standing in the Shadows of Care

    Love ya, love ya all…

  4. nightowl,
    you’ve had a rough month, so just take it easy and get back into the swing of things gradually. i was at your diary over at dk earlier. great song parody. i hope everyone stops over to see it.

  5. nightowl724


  6. anyone who uses religion (not faith) – to guide them in decision making – especially decision making for a diverse nation

    should be forced back into the igloo

  7. well said, dcAp! there is a vast difference between religion and faith.

  8. Religion has NO PLACE anywhere near government. It’s appalling that she talks like that as a serious contender for the VP. Her bible-humping beliefs show how intellectually incurious she is. I agree with Colin Powell when he said that Obama posesses an intellectual curiosity. That is more important than most people realize.

    Palin’s more like the shrub, with his black-and-white thinking and leaving everything up to god (wtf!).

    GREAT poster as usual, nonnie…

  9. I wonder if Jesus’s reputation will be tarnished if he allows a Democratic win?

  10. Ohhh … creepy! “Prayer warriors”?!

    Your commentary is, as always, scathingly brilliant 😉

  11. helen,
    i think that any politician that even mentions religion in any political setting should be fined, and any religious institution that mentions politics should immediately lose its tax-exempt status. i wish that religion was completely separated from politics, the justice system, and the educational system. anyone who wants to discuss, practice, or study their religion can do so in the privacy of their own homes or in their places of worship.

  12. karen,
    when rethugs win, it is g-d’s will. when dems win, it’s voter fraud. go figure! 🙂

  13. hi jayila!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀
    they are indeed quite creepy. 😯
    you are very kind. i hope you visit and comment often (especially if you leave comments like that one! 😉 )

  14. I’m visiting at least twice a day, Nonnie. I’m hooked! I laugh uproariously, and then I *think*, when I look at your work. Great combo! 🙂

  15. thanks so much, jaliya! all i hope for is to make people laugh, make them think a little, and maybe have them learn something. you just made my day! 😀

  16. jeb

    Like the Princess, I also have a deep faith. Mine is that after eight years of Bu$hco, four years of McPalin would damage this country beyond repair.

    I really get upset when they claim that Jesus or God are Rethuglicans.

  17. jeb,
    i share your faith. amen and hallelujah!

  18. Peony Rose

    wow!! i agree completely that this election has gone on way too long. please let it be over soon.
    as to palin’s faith, i believe she can practice whichever faith she wants to, and a lot of people just say Christian, instead of being more specific like “hi, i am methodist, or baptist or nazarine.” what is the big deal? and i hope that she prays, and listens to all kinds of council, instead of thinking that she is the highest power on earth and knows everything.
    and what is with all the venom and hatred??? HelenWheels is feeling some of that i think. why? is that what makes people think they are cool? you know you can have an opinion and an intense debate over things, and still come out happy on the other side. but why the stupid comments and threats of violence, and the really horrible comments about candidates kids and all that?
    well anyhoo, as for palin, as well as clinton, you go girls?

  19. peony rose,
    if you want to talk about venom and hatred, start with princess sarah and the vile reactions she is intentionally stirring up with her vicious name-calling. i highly doubt that she understands the tenets of communism or socialism or any of the other isms. hell, she doesn’t even understand our own constitution. i doubt she has ever read it. however, that doesn’t stop her from calling those who disagree with her every buzzword the capt underpants team can think of. she calls good decent americans unpatriotic. she can go to hell. she is nothing at all like hillary clinton, and it is disgusting to me that you even used their names in the same sentence. no, it is not you go girl with princess sarah. it’s more like you go, girl, back a couple of decades. she sets the women’s movement back years and years. she disgusts me. sorry if you don’t like the sentiments around here.

  20. Peony Rose

    Thank you for making my point.