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08

Where Are Sarah’s Pastors? by Miz Pink

Mini Pink #3 has moved several of my internal organs so out of place and seems to be sitting right on top of all of them at the moment, with the exception of my heart and lung which he or she is jamming his/her fists into right now. I’m uncomfortable, I feel fat (because I am right now)…and I don’t feel at all like I’m glowing, no matter what Sir Pink or the rest of the fam tell me.

So, let’s make this quick.

Why the heck does Fox News get to run clips of Barack Obama’s former pastor over and over again to make both of them look crazy, then all the other news media start talking about “Is the pastor a liability?” “Does this mean Obama has anger against America?” and other crap, and a whole cycle begins that results in Barack having to reject the man who headed up the church he spent 20 years attending…and yet…

Sarah Palin has several wacky pastors and ex-pastors, who’ve said things like our action in Iraq is God’s war and who apparently like to speak in tongues a lot, and not only doesn’t Fox News say crap about it (I didn’t expect them to) but I don’t hear too many other media folks talking about it.

Wow! The black dude isn’t allowed to have ties to any religious figures with colorful opinions. But the white chick is. Oh, and still no mention in the mainstream media about John McCain’s various crazy/homophobic/sexist/racist pastors and spiritual advisors either.

Hmmmm…no double standard there, right? Anyhoo, Deke has more to say on the election stuff today maybe and probably several other times between now and November.

*Sigh* A guy with lots of unspent anger and questionable judgement and a religiously extreme mommy dearest from the arctic tundra. And a pretty decent chance that enough morons will band together to vote them into office. Lovely. Sir Pink…oh honey…are our passports up to date?

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5 Responses to “Where Are Sarah’s Pastors? by Miz Pink”


  1. 1 blackgirlinmaine
    September 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    We might all want to start looking for the passports if the McCain-Palin regime comes in to power. Seems Palin’s spirtual guides could be called just as crazy if not crazier than Wright but of course that won’t ever come up.

  2. September 6, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    “Sarah Palin has several wacky pastors and ex-pastors, who’ve said things like our action in Iraq is God’s war….”

    There’s a movement afoot in this country that’s getting very little media attention. The Iraq war is just the beginning of a larger scheme, with many believing that George Bush is leading the way in what some have called, “messianic militarism”.

    A google search on this topic will return a plethora of hits. Here’s one:
    http://www.progressive.org/~progress/?q=node/1344

    Pat Robertson in a speech outlines Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel. In part he has stated:

    “If a Palestinian State is created in the heart of Israel with sovereign power to deploy troops, import modern weapons-even weapons of mass destruction-and operate with full secrecy and diplomatic immunity, the ability of the State of Israel to defend itself will be fatally compromised….” For more information: http://www.patrobertson.com/Speeches/IsraelLauder.asp

    A blogger calls the alliance between Christian Evangelicals and Israel, “A Marriage of Convenience:”

    “Despite claiming undying support for eachother based on morality and freedom, it appears that the alliance between Christian evangelicals and Israelis is based on the former’s insatiable desire to proselytize – tolerated only by the latter’s insatiable desire for cash. In other words, opportunistic to the core….”

    The complete entry may be found here:
    http://wakeupfromyourslumber.blogspot.com/2006/05/christian-evangelicals-and-israel.html

    And if that’s not disturbing enough, there’s a push in Israel to bring Messianic Jews back into the Jewish fold. And it seems to be working: http://www.israelenews.com/view.asp?ID=1888.

    And that “John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, [who] argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God’s behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine…,” is one of those behind Daystar’s Israeli initiative where he will be a regular featured preacher with the mission to bring Jesus to the Jewish people.

    Hagee has also “recently launched Christians United for Israel, a national grassroots lobbying organization that seeks to mobilize Evangelical political support for the Jewish state. He has also raised millions of charity dollars for Israeli institutions.”

    It appears, by seeking out Hagee, McCain is signaling that he will continue in the footsteps of George W. Bush–to assure that the world is made safe for the “second coming”.

    Now, I’m all for the second coming of the Christ, and believe it will happen, but just not in the way that man proposes.

    I’m also for keeping the nation of Israel safe from those neighbors that would love nothing more than it’s imminent destruction, many of which never wanted it in their midst in the first place.

    What I’m not for are the likes of Hagee, and any president or vice president who believe that it’s our religious duty to spend our national treasure, and risk the lives of our young men and women to pave the way, militarily or otherwise, to create conditions favorable to a return of Jesus among men.

    We’re beginning to see the promotion of this ideology among the military’s rank and file. Critics often refer to them as “America’s Holy Warriors.” A discussion of “Christianizing the Military” can be found here: http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/009562.php. And here:
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20061231_chris_hedges_americas_holy_warriors/

    That our troops should have an opportunity to worship God as they see fit is one thing, but to subject them to some kind of end-time ideology that calls on our government to establish a climate conducive to that ideology is another.

    What God proposes doesn’t necessarily require the likes of Hagee, or any other. The second coming of the Christ will catch the nations of men off guard in the same way that his first coming did.

    The Jews certainly didn’t believe that he’d show up in Bethlehem, in a manger. That’s why they dismissed Jesus as the Messiah (savior of the Jews)–among other reasons–and are still looking for the “first coming,” which Christians believe will be the “second coming”.

    Namaste

  3. September 7, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I think sitting under a few possibly over-zealous but well-meaning patriotic pastors in a small town where there isn’t another church of your denominational choice to go to is different than sitting for 22 years under a pastor that hates America and has disparaging things to say about white people. I’m just sayin’.

  4. 4 Deacon Blue
    September 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Recovering, I saw the FULL clips of what Wright was preaching when he said “God damn America,” and it wasn’t about hating America. Did you actually watch any of those clips or did you rely on the soundbites that were played over and over and over and over that were out of context? I’m just askin’.

    Regardless, the point is that Obama got raked over the coals for one pastor and McCain and Palin are both getting passes on theirs. Simple as that. The press loves McCain and has glossed over all his faults. Palin is getting painted as a super-mom despite being under suspicion for several shenanigans and some pretty extreme views. Obama has so few skeletons in his closet that the only thing anyone can say is: Wright seems a bit angry, Obama had some property dealing with Renko, and Obama has a funny-sounding Arabic name so my gosh, he must be a secret Muslim. To find dirt on Obama is difficult. To find it on McCain and Palin is easy, but the mainstream press doesn’t play THAT stuff over and over and over again, now does it?

    To say that Miz Pink is wrong about a double-standard being in place here would be to be putting blinders on.

  5. 5 Inda Pink
    September 8, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Thank YOU recovering, for setting me straight.

    So when the white folks try to make like our war in Iraq is a holy war and we’re doing God’s work, they are:

    “possibly over-zealous but well-meaning patriotic pastors”

    When a black man speaks to a black congregation about America’s hyporcrisy and arrogance across the globe or points out that the scales are still heavily balanced (and unfairly) in favor of whites, he:

    “hates America and has disparaging things to say about white people”

    That clear it ALL up. Yeah really fair and balanced there. Maybe you’d like a job at Fox News where everything is fair and balanced in favor of one side of the political debate.


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