Why won’t I vote for the McCain-Palin ticket for the White House in 2008? One simple answer is that I think that it’s a bad idea to put anyone into the White House who has a political philosophy shaped by the conviction that millions of law-abiding Americans deserve to be tortured.
Sarah Palin keeps on talking about a plan devised by God. It’s a political plan that supports particular political policies – that just so happen to be the very political policies that Sarah Palin and the Republican Party support. A fossil fuel pipeline and the war in Iraq are two examples of this supposed divine plan from God that Sarah Palin keeps talking about.
God has a plan for the whole world, Sarah Palin told us this week. Speaking at the Wasilla Assembly of God church this summer, Sarah Palin said that she would be using her political position as Governor of Alaska to promote God’s plan.
Sarah Palin joined the Wasilla Assembly of God church when she was 12 years old, and she only became a member of another church – also affiliated with the Assemblies of God, when she moved to the capital city of Alaska to become Governor. Sarah Palin still goes to the Wasilla Assemblies of God church quite often, and has recently expressed how glad she is that she grew up in that church.
It’s the Wasilla Assembly of God church that gave Sarah Palin her beliefs about the plan of God. So, what is that plan? It just so happens that, 32 years ago, in the very same year that Palin joined the Assemblies of God in Wasilla, the Assemblies of God convened a special theological committee – the Committee To Study Eternal Punishment.
That committee established as official Assemblies of God theology that it is the plan of God to torture nonChristians and homosexuals for all eternity.
When Sarah Palin talks about the plan of God, or God’s will, that’s the final goal she has in mind: The Assemblies of God doctrine that Jesus and the angels will supervise the torture of non-Christians and gays – and do it just for vengeance, not to purify their souls.
I’m not making this stuff up. Go read excerpts from the official position paper of the Assemblies of God.
Sarah Palin embraces these teachings, and wants to use the government to work toward them. Speaking at the Wasilla Assemblies of God church this summer, Sarah Palin said, “What comes from this church I think has great destiny.” She promised the church to work in the government to enact what the church thinks is God’s plan: “As I’m doing my job, let’s strike this deal… we can work together to make sure that God’s will be done”
What the Wasilla Assemblies of God refers to as a great destiny sounds to me like Hell on earth.