Interesting revelations emerging about Sarah Palin's religious practices.
On October 16, 2005, long before she vaulted to the national politics stage qualifying her for numerous photo opportunities with world leaders, Palin participated in a service at her church where she received a blessing against witchcraft. Palin was preparing for her run for the Alaska governorship at the time.
The following video was recorded at Palin's hometown church, the Wasilla Assembly of God.
A YOUTUBE video has surfaced showing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office three years ago.
Governor Palin is shown standing with her hands open before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the Wasilla Assembly of God church as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from "every form of witchcraft", the Associated Press reported.
"Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Pastor Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin's shoulders.
"Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. ... Use her to turn this nation the other way around."
Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann offers the following interview and commentary.
Update: Palin's former pastor is a fun guy...
Pastor Ed Kalnin, the senior pastor of Palin's former Pentecostal church, has also come under fire for his comments. In 2004, he told church members if they voted for John Kerry for president, they wouldn't get into heaven. He told them, "I question your salvation."
The Assembly of God issued a statement online in response, which said Kalnin was "joking" when he suggested "Kerry supporters would go to hell." The statement went on to say: "We do acknowledge in hindsight that it was careless, and we do apologize for that. This statement is not written as a defense, but as a clarification."
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