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Sarah Palin’s Fascist Dominionist Theology

Posted by Job on September 2, 2008

Update: curiously enough, the videos of the pastor of Palin’s former church are no longer available at this link. Instead, there is a very diplomatic message. Now while some people might immediately jump to a “what are they trying to hide!?!?” conclusion, there is also the possibility that so many people like myself going to their website is burdening their bandwidth and server.

From a liberal site that does not represent Christianity. My goodness, whoever wins, persecution against actual Christians in this country who truly believe in the Bible and serve the real Jesus Christ will increase. I wonder if Albert Mohler and the other serious Christians have had a chance to see this yet. When they do, will they pass it off as just another liberal attack, or really ask themselves whether the anti – Christ globalists chose this woman to advance their agenda for a reason?

Now my record of predicting things is very poor, but I now believe that McCain will win. But even if the ticket loses, this woman will be back in 2012. Trust me. The right wing blogs are already talking about even if McCain wins, his retiring after one term and a mega – showdown between Palin and Clinton in 2012. Who would win? WHAT DOES IT MATTER? That is the point. Whether it is the Stalins on the left represented by the Democrats or the Hitlers on the right represented by the Republicans, THEY BOTH SERVE THE SAME MASTER. The only question, professed Christian, is which master do YOU serve?

You think Obama’s Pastor problem was bad? Palin’s is off-the-charts

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Well, we see Palin embraces the zealotry of the Evangelical fundamentalist POV, just as Bush does. I feel sorry for the real Christians who actually believe and follow Jesus’ teachings, and understand, as our founding fathers did, the necessity for separation of church and state. This is not Christianity. This is fascism.

From Huffington Post:

Palin’s Church May Have Shaped Controversial Worldview

By Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

Three months before she was thrust into the national political spotlight, Gov. Sarah Palin was asked to handle a much smaller task: addressing the graduating class of commission students at her one-time church, Wasilla Assembly of God.

Her speech in June provides as much insight into her policy leanings as anything uncovered since she was asked to be John McCain’s running mate.

Speaking before the Pentecostal church, Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord.

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

Religion, however, was not strictly a thread in Palin’s foreign policy. It was part of her energy proposals as well. Just prior to discussing Iraq, Alaska’s governor asked the audience to pray for another matter — a $30 billion national gas pipeline project that she wanted built in the state. “I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that,” she said.

Palin’s address, much of which was spent reflecting on the work of the church in which she grew up and was baptized, underscores the notion that her world view is deeply impacted by religion. In turn, her remarks raise important questions: mainly, what is Palin’s faith and how exactly has it influenced her policies?

A review of recorded sermons by Ed Kalnins, the senior pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God since 1999, offers a provocative and, for some, eyebrow-raising sketch of Palin’s longtime spiritual home.

The church runs a number of ministries providing help to poor neighborhoods, care for children in need, and general community services. But Pastor Kalnins has also preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell; questioned whether people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to heaven; charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and war in Iraq were part of a war “contending for your faith;” and said that Jesus “operated from that position of war mode.”

It is impossible to determine how much Wasilla Assembly of God has shaped Palin’s thinking. She was baptized there at the age of 12 and attended the church for most of her adult life. When Palin was inaugurated as governor, the founding pastor of the church delivered the invocation. In 2002, Palin moved her family to a nondenominational church, but she continues to worship at a related Assembly of God church in Juneau.

Moreover, she “has maintained a friendship with Wasilla Assembly of God and has attended various conferences and special meetings here,” Kalnins’ office said in a statement. “As for her personal beliefs,” the statement added, “Governor Palin is well able to speak for herself on those issues.”

Clearly, however, Palin views the church as the source of an important, if sometimes politically explosive, message. “Having grown up here, and having little kids grow up here also, this is such a special, special place,” she told the congregation in June. “What comes from this church I think has great destiny.”

And if the political storm over Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright is any indication, Palin may face some political fallout over the more controversial teachings of Wasilla Assembly of God.

If the church had a political alignment, it would almost surely be conservative. In his sermons, Kalnins did not hide his affections for certain national politicians.

During the 2004 election season, he praised President Bush’s performance during a debate with Sen. John Kerry, then offered a not-so-subtle message about his personal candidate preferences. “I’m not going tell you who to vote for, but if you vote for this particular person, I question your salvation. I’m sorry.” Kalnins added: “If every Christian will vote righteously, it would be a landslide every time.”

Months after hinting at possible damnation for Kerry supporters, Kalnins bristled at the treatment President Bush was receiving over the federal government’s handling of Hurricane Katrina. “I hate criticisms towards the President,” he said, “because it’s like criticisms towards the pastor — it’s almost like, it’s not going to get you anywhere, you know, except for hell. That’s what it’ll get you.”

Much of his support for the current administration has come in the realm of foreign affairs. Kalnins has preached that the 9/11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq were part of a “world war” over the Christian faith, one in which Jesus Christ had called upon believers to be willing to sacrifice their lives.

What you see in a terrorist — that’s called the invisible enemy. There has always been an invisible enemy. What you see in Iraq, basically, is a manifestation of what’s going on in this unseen world called the spirit world. … We need to think like Jesus thinks. We are in a time and a season of war, and we need to think like that. We need to develop that instinct. We need to develop as believers the instinct that we are at war, and that war is contending for your faith. … Jesus called us to die. You’re worried about getting hurt? He’s called us to die. Listen, you know we can’t even follow him unless you are willing to give up your life. … I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode. Everyone say “war mode.” Now you say, wait a minute Ed, he’s like the good shepherd, he’s loving all the time and he’s kind all the time. Oh yes he is — but I also believe that he had a part of his thoughts that knew that he was in a war.

As for his former congregant and current vice presidential candidate, Kalnins has asserted that Palin’s election as governor was the result of a “prophetic call” by another pastor at the church who prayed for her victory. “[He made] a prophetic declaration and then unfolds the kingdom of God, you know.”

Even Palin expressed surprise at that pastor’s advocacy for her candidacy. “He was praying over me,” she said in June. “He’s praying, ‘Lord make a way, Lord make a way…’ And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m gonna do, he doesn’t know what my plans are, and he’s praying not, ‘Oh Lord, if it be your will may she become governor,’ or whatever. No, he just prayed for it. He said, ‘Lord, make a way, and let her do this next step.’ And that’s exactly what happened. So, again, very very powerful coming from this church.”

In his sermons, Pastor Kalnins has also expressed beliefs that, while not directly political, lie outside of mainstream Christian thought.

He preaches repeatedly about the “end times” or “last days,” an apocalyptic prophesy held by a small but vocal group of Christian leaders. During his appearance with Palin in June, he declared, “I believe Alaska is one of the refuge states in the last days, and hundreds of thousands of people are going to come to the state to seek refuge and the church has to be ready to minister to them.”

He also claims to have received direct “words of knowledge” from God, providing him information about past events in other people’s lives. During one sermon, he described being paired with a complete stranger during a golf outing. “I said, I’m a minister from Alaska and I want you to know that your wife left you — you know that your wife left you and that the Lord is gonna defend you in a very short time, and it wasn’t your fault. And the man drops his clubs, he literally was about to tee off and he dropped his clubs, and he says, ‘Who the blank are you?’ And I says, ‘well, I’m a minister.’ He says, ‘how do you know about my life? What do you know?’ And I started giving him more of the word of knowledge to his life and he was freaked out.”

Kalnins has, of course, preached on a bevy of topics ranging from humility to “overcoming bitterness.” But the more controversial remarks reported above were not out of the norm, appearing in numerous sermons spanning the four years of available recordings.

As for Palin, her views on these topics is more opaque. In the wake of the controversy over Jeremiah Wright, a debate has raged about whether political figures should be held responsible for the comments of their religious guiders. Clearly, however, Kalnins, like many national conservative religious leaders, sees Alaska’s governor as one of his own. “Gov. Sarah Palin is the real deal,” he told his church this past summer. “You know, some people put on a show…but she’s the real deal.”

15 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s Fascist Dominionist Theology”

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  2. Jamadan said

    Wow, so even when we finally get a Spirit-Filled, pro-life Christian as a candidate at this level, we can’t help but dig up all the dirt and and flaws doing the secular press’ job of tanking her. Nice. I can’t believe Christians aren’t circling around this lady in celebration of her success – most of us are, but apparently there are some heresy hunter types who just don’t know when they’re doing the Lord’s work versus the devil’s work – this is the devil’s work in case you didn’t know.

  3. What is wrong with praying for our national leaders? Nothing. Palin is wrong though on other issues. I don’t judge Obama or Palin by their pastors. I judge them by their policies and what they believe personally. Sarah Palin is a person I agree with on some issues and not on others. The view about Alaska in prophecy is extreme (along with his claim of words of knowledge), but talking about the end times in general isn’t. It’s ironic that the Constitution says there ought to be no religious test, but the hypocritical media wants a test while simultaneously denying it. As for the Assembly of God, I don’t agree with all of their theology.

    By Timothy

  4. I will mention this. McCain will have precedent over Palin if he’s elected. McCain is no where near a real conservative or liberty lover for that matter. There is nothing wrong with being a heresy hunter as long as you hunt for the right targets.

  5. Job said

    TruthSeeker24:

    Never said that we shouldn’t pray for our national leaders. As a matter of fact, I think that the Bible tells us to. Romans 13 said submit to the authorities. Jesus Christ said to render under Caesar what is Caesar’s due. But in the process of doing so, we are to remember that Caesar is still Caesar. That means that if you like Susan Palin and find her to be an honest decent human being, which means that you are not going to hold her claiming that the Iraq War was God’s will against her because even as Christians we all make mistakes, fine. But never forget that Palin is still John McCain’s pick, and not only did he pick her for a reason, but that the people who are behind McCain, the people that give him money, the people that prevent the things about his background from getting fully exposed and discussed in the media, the same people that do the same for Barack Hussein Obama, ALLOWED him to pick Palin. Check out this article for instance:

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/palin-tragegy.html

    It does not represent a Christian mindset unfortunately, but it is still an example of what I am talking about. In your mind, just generally replace “libertarian” with “Christian” while you read that column, and you will understand what I am talking about.

    Pray for Palin and McCain should they win, or even for Obama and Biden? (By the way, I honestly think that McCain and Palin will win.) Of course. But please know that they are STILL McCain and Palin, or even if you have positive thoughts about Palin know that her boss is STILL John McCain, and that she will have very little actual influence in HIS administration. If McCain decides to attack Iran, for instance, Palin will go along with it just like everyone else. And no, Palin will not be able to influence McCain to issue an executive order to stop your tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. Palin will not be able to get McCain to secure the border. Palin will not be able to get McCain to pull us out of the IMF and the World Bank and the WTO, to rescind most favored trade status to China, or to stop the increasing economic, political, and cultural globalization. If anything, McCain would use Palin to dupe the Pentecostals and evangelicals into thinking that all of this anti – Biblical madness is a good idea, just like Reagan and Bush spent eight years doing to conservative Christians, and just like Clinton spent eight years doing to the black community and unions.

    So yes, pray for McCain and Palin. But also fully know who they are, what agenda they are advancing, and whose agenda that is.

  6. I see what you mean Job.

  7. I’m also not naive about McCain. I never stated that I’ve support Obama or McCain.

  8. Job said

    Truthseeker:

    I know that it seems that I am so pessimistic, fatalistic even, when it comes to government and our leaders (both political and religious). But all I am trying to do is disseminate the truth and represent the Bible. But thank you for the reminder that we are to pray to God for our leaders, which is doing something very positive.

  9. Ricardo said

    “Well, we see Palin embraces the zealotry of the Evangelical fundamentalist POV, just as Bush does. ”

    As Bush does? If that is the case, she isn’t going to be bad at all. If Bush is so “zealous” for Christian ‘Fundamentalism”, you think we’d be in a theocracy by now. You’d think you’d find quotes of him demanding a theocracy or things that allegedly violate this wall between “church and state”. Then again, didn’t the white house call the Holiday Tree a “CHRISTMAS” tree last December 25th? Ooo, there’s that fascist theocrat for you.

    More quotes from the link:
    ““Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.””

    Apparently, praying for a success of good over evil in Iraq, of Freedom over tyranny, isn’t in the Will of God and is “fascist”. BTW, that characterization is from the Huffington post, who themselves are a bunch of Socialist/Marxists bent on destruction of “Fundamentalist” Christianity… In other words, Christianity that asks for people to convert to it. Choose your friends wisely.

    Another one: ” a $30 billion national gas pipeline project that she wanted built in the state. “I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that,” she said.”

    Oh, another sin. BTW, if you build stuff in your state, it means more money and jobs for your people. I think that is worth praying for. See, this is why none of this Huffington crap has reached the mainstream news yet. Cuz it’s stupid.

    Another one: ““I’m not going tell you who to vote for, but if you vote for this particular person, I question your salvation. I’m sorry.” Kalnins added: “If every Christian will vote righteously, it would be a landslide every time.””

    LOL, I’d like to see more of these “damning” quotes. The Huffington post people are deluded devils who enjoy making something out of nothing. All they did was characterize it, not post all of which they accused him of. However, whatever the case, this one statement isn’t particularly bad… I mean, she might have to defend it, but to Christians who understand what it is we are fighting against in the world, it makes perfect sense. Abortion is murder. We know that if we surrender in the war that thousands of people, maybe millions in the future, will perish because of our lack of stamina. As it is, however, that is becoming irrelevant since we have largely won the war in Iraq at this point.. I sometimes question the salvation of Obama supporters too… After all, the policies of Obama and other Democrats would be disasterous for our nation and the world. Plus, their behaviors are mostly dishonerable, deceitful, and bigoted. To question their salvation is one of the least bigoted things I have heard, all the more terrible ones are always on the Left.

    Another quote from that link:

    “What you see in a terrorist — that’s called the invisible enemy. There has always been an invisible enemy. What you see in Iraq, basically, is a manifestation of what’s going on in this unseen world called the spirit world. … We need to think like Jesus thinks. We are in a time and a season of war, and we need to think like that. We need to develop that instinct. We need to develop as believers the instinct that we are at war, and that war is contending for your faith. … Jesus called us to die. You’re worried about getting hurt? He’s called us to die. Listen, you know we can’t even follow him unless you are willing to give up your life. … I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode. Everyone say “war mode.” Now you say, wait a minute Ed, he’s like the good shepherd, he’s loving all the time and he’s kind all the time. Oh yes he is — but I also believe that he had a part of his thoughts that knew that he was in a war.”

    Oh Lord help us, a Pastor is injecting religion into world events. How dare he??? What kind of fanatic would DO such a thing?

    As for the rest, that is all standard Pentecostal preaching, and not even of the WOF variety. I’m talking basic stuff that any Pentecostal might say to someone if they were “led of the Lord” to do so. If you are embarrassed of that, then you would be embarrassed to have even your own words and beliefs made national news.

  10. Selfevident said

    First, strong leaders in America’s history, back to and including George Washington have prayed for God’s blessing in time of war. Governor Palin’s strike’s me as neither fascist nor dominist theology.

    Second, praying for God’s support in an important endeavor is something that is done all the time (except by liberal secularists, aetheists, and agnostics).

    Third, as far as being in a “war mode,” we are to put on the full armor of God to protect us from Satan’s deceipt in this world.

    On the other hand, I have a hard time concluding that how a person votes in an election will impact the status of their salvation. Such judgements are not ours to make.

    Governor Palin’s evident unabashed willingess to seek God’s blessings and wisdom is frankly a favorable trait to consider when casting a vote for a secular government postion.

  11. I left the US for europe several yrs back and havent followed US politics as closely as i shuld have but i have to say that nothings changed. i was raISED christian and attended protestant high school. i abide by the virtues and morals outlined for us in the bible….i just cant understand how so called good christians like ricardo can defend the bush administrration. no matter what bush says or who he professes to be he is little more than a common criminal dressed up in religious clothing. th eman has been investigated by the SEC, was a heavy cocaine user till he was well into in his forties, is married to a woman who, although was not convicted, killed an innocent man whilst drunk at the wheel of her familes car. these people are not christians and got us into a phony war for their own selfish gains and here we are still defending them. hey ricardo, the evidence is there. you seem like a bright guy…just read up a little bit about the carlisle group, the dodgy dealings of haliburton execs etc. read up on how jim baker, one of bush’s best frieds and legal advisor represented the bin ladens and saudi royals in a lawsuit filed by the 9/11 vics. do a little reading mate before you come to the defense of common criminals. u should be ashamed of yourself. im ashamed to think that we believe int he same god..

  12. Job said

    Jack Vallon:

    And then there were George W. Bush’s open, repeated endorsements of universalism, plus his membership in the satanic skulls and crossbones secret society. It is amazing that LIBERALS are closer to the truth about Bush than so many evangelical Christians are.

  13. John Kaniecki said

    Job,

    Hi hope you are well.

    Unfortunately the problem with the world is that nobody can view things objectively.

    Note Revelation 11. Here come the two witnesses. In the Old Testament a man could not be condemned for a crime with out two testifying. Jesus talks about this when He says He has John the Baptist’s witness but He doesn’t need it. Instead He had Himself and His Father.

    I believe the tribulation is right around the corner. After three and a half years the two Witnesses will come for another three and a half years. Finally the tribulation will go on for another three and a half years, perhaps cut short. The two Witnesses will tell the truth about everything and many will seek to destroy them. But fire will come from their mouths and devour those who seek to do them harm.

    Love,

    John

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  15. LB said

    This is quite scary, but just in time. If America turns fascist. I guess I won’t be returning home because I start University in Japan within a few days and I will be gone for a few yrs until I get my degree. I mean if nothing really changes much under fascist America I might come back, but if there are death camps, universities are closed, or teaching some crazy ass ideology. Then I guess it’s time to goto GRaduate School in Singapore :D(which there is always a good excuse to goto Singapore)

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