Monday, September 08, 2008

Elmera Gantry

"I think God's will has to be done, in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that..."Good Grief!
She makes Elmer Gantry look like a piker!

Though she could probably fit either role, the Jean Simmons/Sister Sharon Falconer, or Shirley Jones/Lulu Bains, if they go to remake the movie, they need to reach out, pluck Sarah Palin and call it "Elmera Gantry".

Check this out, from the Anchorage Daily News;

State paid for trip when Palin told students to pray for pipeline

State records show that Palin submitted a travel authorization for a quick round-trip visit to attend the June 8 graduation of the Master's Commission program at the Wasilla Assembly of God, the church where she was baptized at age 12. The only other item on the agenda for that trip was a "One Lord Sunday" service involving a network of Mat-Su Christian churches earlier that morning at the Wasilla sports complex.
"What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys as you go out throughout Alaska -- I can do my part in doing things like working really, really hard to get a natural gas pipeline." Palin said. "Pray about that also. I think God's will has to be done, in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that. But I can do my job there, in developing our natural resources, and doing things like getting the roads paved, making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded.

"But really, all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's hearts isn't right with God. And that's going to be your job," she said. "As I'm doing my job, let's strike this deal. Your job is going to be: to be out there, reaching the people, (the) hurting people throughout Alaska, and we can work together to make sure God's will be done here."
Isn't this sacrilegious, against one of the Ten Commandants?

If not, praying for, and striking a deal to get others to pray for a pipeline sure inches pretty close to that "Thou shall not put false gods before me" thing.

"Making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns ..."

Well, yes, perhaps ... All but one, that is ...

There's vibes in there also (videos posted below) of Iraq being "God's work"

Think about the implications of Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain winning the election.

We've spent the last eight-years having our government infested and plagued by the graduates of Regent College, Pat Robertson's god factory.

Can we afford to see the fine students of the Wasilla Assembly of God taking over, if not the Injustice Department, and since they'll have had that pipeline prayer under their belts, I see them being streamlined into the Department of Energy.

They'll have so many thing to pray for, like praying that all of the American people's hearts are "right with God", so they can "Drill, Baby, Drill" (likely, they'll have to have a follow-up prayer that God's hand lets the oil gush to the high heavens).

Who knows, maybe the previous occupant of the White House, his "Higher Father" will still be hanging around, so the prayers won't have to travel far, expediting the whole thing.

So much for the separation of church and state.

No wonder their hiding her in the attic.

Bonus "Jesus, Bring The Pipeline" Riffs

Pam Spaulding: Palin used state funds to give 'pray for the pipeline' church speech

The Jed Report: State Paid Travel Costs For Palin's Church Speech

Legally Alaskan ...Or: Base Hit

The 1,001 Points of Light

The Sarah Palin Church Video Part One

The Sarah Palin Church Video Part Two

H/T to Andrew Sullivan, as to the videos

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