I’ll start out by stating clearly that I do not think that Sarah Palin’s home church in Wasilla, the Assemblies of God, should disqualify her for the Vice Presidency, no matter how kooky it is. The Constitution states that there shall be no religious test for public office, and I think that’s a good standard for electoral politics. The individual character of Sarah Palin, not her membership in a weird religious sect, ought to be what makes up our minds.
Sarah Palin wants Creationism to be taught in public schools, and that’s a reasonable topic upon which to make our decisions about whether to vote for her or not, because it’s a matter of public policy. What Sarah Palin’s personal religious beliefs are about evolution should not be a factor.
On the other hand, Sarah Palin and John McCain have introduced Palin’s religion as something they think is relevant. So, in that respect, the bizarre goings on in the Assemblies of God church in Wasilla are worthy of note.
Starting a week from now, Sarah Palin’s home church in Wasilla will be holding a Masters Commission in which people are supposed to be given the gift of prophecy. The church has already developed some prophecies that reflect upon Sarah Palin’s position as Governor, and as a Vice Presidential candidate. The church’s leaders are proclaiming their belief that Wasilla is the key to God’s plans for Alaska, the United States, and the entire world. They say that God is “invading” Alaska.
Do they think that Sarah Palin has been chosen by God to become Vice President… or President? A video podcast shows you some of the church’s own video footage on this Masters Commission