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Sarah Palin & Spiritual Warfare: A Kindler, Gentler Terrorism

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Honestly, the whole damned mess just exhausts me. The last thing I feel like doing right now is researching and writing on yet more layers of Sarah Palin’s nut-headed involvement in yet more bizarre, religious doomsday cults that have been combed from the fringes of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. So I won’t.

But you, the reader, may want to invest the time and energy, if you are a Catholic, a Jew, a Christian, a Buddhist, an agnostic or — for that fact — if you are any human being living on this planet who is not part of Sarah Palin’s religious network that embraces any of the following institutions, leaders, movements and terms as part of a larger strategy: Prayer Warfare/Spiritual Warfare, Strategic Prayer Network, World Prayer Center International, Transformations, witchhunting, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Thomas Muthee, Third Wave, C. Peter Wagner, Global Harvest Ministries, Global Apostolic Prayer Network, killing Mother Theresa with prayers, spiritual mapping, the apostolic-prophetic movement, Ana Mendez (Farrell), and Mary Glazier.

Why would you want to invest your time in this luncacy?

Because Sarah Palin’s religious fringes see it as their appointed mission from God to change the world through various modes of “spiritual warfare” — destruction and death being, at times, a necessary part of this grand design — which culls out “non-member” politicians, authorities and religious figures, so that they may be replaced with “member” politicians such as Sarah Palin. Her involvement with these fringes is more than casual. And one needn’t scratch too far below the surface to find this, nor to see that Sarah Palin has been flashing “the code” of this sect to her fellow members, in the casual, everyday language of her statements throughout her political career (e.g. her “prayer warrior” comment in her Oct. 22, 2008 James Dobson interview). I’ve seen enough. I don’t have the energy to write about it.  

At the same time, I can’t totally plunge my head into the sand, as some prominent members of this fringe feel it’s also their appointed duty to disenfranchise *certain* voters who vote for *certain* candidates, their tactics no different than the ones currently being used in the Republican Party’s voter fraud campaign. So it is with gratitude to Bruce Wilson that I offer a link to his article, below, which offers a comprehensive discussion on this topic, with many, many links included for verification and further reading. It should be delved and considered by any person who contemplates voting Sarah Palin’s into any public office — or by any human being who shares the planet with a person contemplating such a vote.

Huffington Post: Sarah Palin Linked to Second Witchhunter by Bruce Wilson

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  1. This reminds me of the very beginning of the race this time around, when Huckabee was being celebrated as the man who would lead the religious right into political salvation. Huckabee didn’t play well, but the female version of him certainly has, and even if Palin helps torpedo the ticket this time, here’s some scary prophecy off Politico:

    “Four Republicans close to Palin said she has decided increasingly to disregard the advice of the former Bush aides tasked to handle her, creating occasionally tense situations as she travels the country with them. Those Palin supporters, inside the campaign and out, said Palin blames her handlers for a botched rollout and a tarnished public image — even as others in McCain’s camp blame the pick of the relatively inexperienced Alaska governor, and her public performance, for McCain’s decline.

    “‘She’s lost confidence in most of the people on the plane,’ said a senior Republican who speaks to Palin, referring to her campaign jet. He said Palin had begun to ‘go rogue’ in some of her public pronouncements and decisions.

    “‘I think she’d like to go more rogue,’ he said.

    “If McCain loses, Palin’s allies say that the national Republican Party hasn’t seen the last of her. Politicians are sometimes formed by a signal defeat — as Bill Clinton was when he was tossed out of the Arkansas governor’s mansion after his first term — and Palin would return to a state that had made her America’s most popular governor and where her image as a reformer who swept aside her own party’s insiders rings true, if not in the cartoon version the McCain campaign presented.

    “‘There are people in this campaign who feel a real sense of loyalty to her and are really pleased with her performance and think she did a great job,’ said the McCain insider. ‘She has a real future in this party.'”

    (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14929.html)

    This, I think, presents two courses for Palin. She can be the containment, a sop to a religious right that doesn’t seem to have noticed that they’re just the cover story for the real agenda of the republican party, that the party is never, ever going to make any real whole-hearted moves on abortion, gay marriage, or any of these other cultural divides, because it doesn’t *care* about any issues that aren’t rich-get-richer policies. Or she could be the stormfront (dogwhistle!) of a far more bitter religious right than we have yet seen. (I guess a third option might be that she fades back into the background like an unelected Quayle, but *then* what would she do with all the clothes?) If there’s one thing these fringe religions cherish above all else, it’s a sense of being persecuted, and there’s probably no better way to make them feel persecuted than handing them a sound defeat at the hands of Obama.

    Even if these end-of-days cults get pushed into the background for a while, they’re just going to keep coming back, and back, and back. And no one in mainsteam politics seems to get what they really represent, and how to deal with them. They’re not a demographic, they’re a virus.

    cp

    October 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm


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