With Sarah Palin in the audience watching, Thomas Muthee delivered a sermon to the Wasilla Assemblies of God on October 11, 2005. The subject of the sermon: why Sarah Palin should be elected Governor of Alaska. Muthee’s number four reason for supporting Sarah Palin’s candidacy (transcription of video):
Number three, or number four, it’s the area of education. We need believers who are educationists. If we had them, today we would not be talking about the Ten Commandments being kicked out of the church, I mean out of our schools. They would still be there. One of the things that you, you know, I would love you to know, I’m a child of revival of the Seventies, and that revival swept through the schools. They are open to preaching, you know, open. Open. Wide open. You go to any school, there is what we call Christian Union. Christian Union is nothing more but a bunch of kids that are born again, spirit-filled, tongue-talking, devil-casting. Is anybody hearing me? All over the country! Is anybody hearing me?
We need God taking over our education system! Otherwise, we, if we have God in our schools, we will not have kids being taught, you know, how to worship Buddha, how to worship Mohammed, we will not have in the curriculum witchcraft and sorcery. Is anybody hearing me?
“We need God taking over our education system!” In Muthee’s sermon this is not some vague, all-inclusive civic-religion God either. Muthee favors taking over an educational system and using it in order to oppose competitor religions such as Buddhism, Islam and Wicca.
Sarah Palin sat and listened to Muthee’s sermon. Sarah Palin was the political beneficiary of Muthee’s sermon. After Muthee spoke this and other pieces, Sarah Palin rose and took the stage to receive Muthee’s blessing and God’s blessing for her gubernatorial campaign. Just a few months ago, Palin described Muthee as “bold,” “powerful,” and “awesome.”
Sarah Palin wants to stand one elderly heartbeat away from the Presidency. Given Thomas Muthee’s spiritual patronage over Sarah Palin’s past political campaigns and Sarah Palin’s recent praise for Thomas Muthee, it is entirely reasonable to ask Sarah Palin whether she agrees with Thomas Muthee’s vision of “God taking over our education system.”