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Thomas Muthee Delivers Sermon: Why Sarah Palin for Higher Political Office?

Yesterday we posted raw video and a transcript of the witch hunter Thomas Muthee explaining the religious agenda for Sarah Palin in politics.

Since the raw video is a bit long (and Muthee a bit long-winded), I’ve made a recut version highlighting the central themes of Muthee’s sermon and adding written commentary for emphasis. If you are concerned with issues of the separation of church and state generally and the mystery of Sarah Palin’s agenda particularly, I encourage you — please! — to share this video by e-mail or blog, along with the full transcript for those who need to know Muthee is not being taken out of context.

Here is that condensed, excerpted video:

In the video you can see that Thomas Muthee has moved on from a movement that hounded women out of town for the sin of creating supernatural car crashes. His new target: Sarah Palin.

On October 16, 2005, Thomas Muthee delivered a sermon at the Wasilla Assemblies of God, the subject of which was “Why Palin?” Why Elect Sarah Palin Governor of Alaska? Ignore for the moment that church electioneering is against federal tax law. Let’s focus on Thomas Muthee’s reasons to vote for Sarah Palin.

#1. Vote for Sarah Palin because she is one way for “God’s Kingdom” to “invade,” “infiltrate” and “influence” society.

#2. Vote for Sarah Palin to install the Christian God and the Ten Commandments in control of the Public Schools.

#3. Vote for Sarah Palin to combat and rebuke the forces of witchcraft.

#4. Vote for Sarah Palin to end the separation of church and state in the United States of America.

I have to admit I was at first concerned that discussion of the Thomas Muthee affair might be ill-advised since the U.S. Constitution nixes religious tests for public office. But then came the emergence of this video of Muthee’s sermon explaining the role of Palin’s candidacy in intertwining religious proselytization with political domination, along with Sarah Palin’s presence in the audience, and most of all her decision to come up on stage and take part in public prayer for Muthee’s vision to become reality. These make it clear to me that there is a substantive policy issue here, which is the tension between those who support the constitutional separation of church and state on the one hand, and those who foment for theocracy on the other hand.

Theocracy: Thomas Muthee spoke unmistakably in favor of it. Sarah Palin watched him advocate it in the audience. Then she took to the stage, Thomas Muthee laid hands on her, she bowed her head, and together they prayed for it.

Is that what YOU want for America?

23 comments to Thomas Muthee Delivers Sermon: Why Sarah Palin for Higher Political Office?

  • Jim, there’s also a human rights issue. Violence and other persecution of accused witches is a serious problem in parts of Africa and Asia. For Sarah Palin to be involved with an organization that helps to fund this persecution makes her unfit for the White House.

  • groetzinger

    Everyone should see this before November4!!!

  • HareTrinity

    Holy crap, you’re really serious?

    A WITCH HUNTER has joined your main rightwing party?

    How did they get one without a time machine?
    Why the hell is she allowed to wander around freely with such biased and clearly dangerous attitudes towards her fellow humans?

    Seriously, HOW did they find this one?

    “Yeah, so, I found someone crazy enough to make the Liberals look even more extreme. She’s got links to Africa though.”
    “Africa? That’s where black people come from, right?”
    “Right, but get this; she’s related to WITCH HUNTS and even some executions!”
    “Wow! Can’t get more nutty than that! Nothing says Traditional Values like people more willing to kill than to educate, and few things say Traditional Christian Values more than a good stoning!”
    “Do you ever think that maybe we’re not doing enough to represent the Christians who value ready-born life, neighbour principles, and all that?”
    “Naw, it’s like how anyone who likes animals is automatically a vegan.”
    “Ha, silly rabbits.”
    “Exactly.”

  • Jim

    Yep, seriously. Sad, isn’t it, Hare Trinity?

    So J. Clifford, that would tie back into the issue of Palin’s church providing material support… although it’s important to stipulate that the Mama Jane persecution by Muthee happened before Palin’s church made contact (indeed may have been part of the reason for it).

  • What we don’t know is how many other similar incidents there have been. Muthee has a church in Kinsii district, where the mass killing of accused witches took place this May. Was there a connection? We don’t know.

  • Seems to me that on your ‘side of the pond’ you are not even having a debate about this, other than on this website. When Mr Obama’s pastor made some interesting remarks the media went off pop! What’s going on? I’ve blogged on it.
    http://www.skynews.com/foreignmatters

  • DARK ENERGY

    One thing I’ve been wondering is… why have the Muthee videos been made available? I suspect that the McCain campaign advised WAoG to make the Muthee videos available for fear that hiding them might increase interest in Muthee.

  • Laura

    To Tim Marshall: That’s exactly what I’ve been saying! I have found websites in other countries “across the pond” that have brought this up, but it’s NOWHERE to be found here in major media outlets!

    I’ve been repeatedly emailing links and these stories to CNN, the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, ABC, NBC, other newspapers in major cities. Not one of them as responded to my emails and letters to the editors, much less said a single word about this.

    Yet when Obama’s pastor said some controversial statements it was exploded everywhere! Obama had eventually even cut ties with that church because of it. But with this, no one in the major news media will touch it.

    What’s going on? Has McCain bought everyone off, or is this just seen as folksy and quirky of her? So many people have been blinded to this that it’s truly scary to me, and I fear for the future of the U.S.

  • XDARKXENERGYX

    Laura,

    No one has bought anyone off. The problem is that journalists in the US are, for the most part, just plain stupid.

    DE

  • Jim

    I can tell you that we’ve had a few calls today from US media staffers exploring whether they will the story. Let’s see if they follow through.

  • Laura

    Please, please! What more can anyone do to get U.S. media attention to this as it deserves?! Do I have to jump off the roof of a building naked with a printout copy of this story in my hand to get a news crew to come?

  • Hi – from contacts in London I know the Washington Post is having a look at the story. I get the impression that your election is so delicate at the moment, that everyone is a little nervous about starting a firestorm. I also know the Obama campaign is now aware of it and will choose not to make an issue of it as it will only bring back the Rev Wright videos… http://www.skynews.com/foreignmatters

  • You know, the story is going to get out anyway. I wish that journalists would stop looking at it as their duty to decide what’s wise to tell the public and what ought to be a secret because we’re just too immature to deal with it. The truth matters in an election – especially when Sarah Palin won’t even talk to reporters in an unscripted situation.

    Laura, please don’t jump off a building. Things aren’t that bad yet, but if you do choose to jump around naked somewhere else, so long as it’s safe, send us a snapshot.

    Dark Energy, when this is all over, I’d love to sit down with you and have a non-naked cup of coffee.

  • Laura

    While it crushes me, I can see why Obama doesn’t want to out it himself. I’m sure McCain would just say it’s all lies they made up to attack Palin’s good name anyway.

    And, yes, the political climate is definitely quite delicate now, especially with the economy in the toilet. But somebody in the media has to finally have the balls to get this out to the mainstream.

    Besides, shouldn’t a “pitbull with lipstick” be able to handle it? She’s tough, right? Will she just explain it away again as a paraphrase of Lincoln like she did with her comments about war as “a task from God?” Or perhaps it was Churchill she was recalling during the prayers instead.

    I’m not giving up though. I can’t. I almost have trouble sleeping at night thinking about this. Until somebody finally gets a pair and decides to release this widespread I’m going to continue contacting major news medias and newspapers about this every day. This absolutely cannot be swept under the rug.

  • Laura

    For the time being though, I’ll try to stay away from rooftops while my clothes are off, LOL!

  • DARK ENERGY

    The Obama campaign has nothing to gain by drawing attention to the Muthee scandal but it should take comfort in the fact that the Muthee scandal reduces the possibility that the McCain campaign will try to bring back the Wright scandal.

    DE

  • BreakingNews

    Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC showed the video this evening.

  • One point on the legality/tax exempt issue. If you listen to when he’s asking people to pray for Sarah at the beginning of the clip (one minute in), he never says they should vote for her, he say come the day of voting, we should ‘be there’ that could be interpreted as just encouraging people to vote. While you cite the law and it makes it sound like you can’t advocate any support for a candidate. when it comes down to actually enforcing the law, churches tend to get away with anything that isn’t directly advocating VOTING for a specific candidate.

    As to the witchcraft thing, I had thought performing an exorcism in College had been the deal-killer for Bobby Jindal getting the VP nod, I guess not.

    Two FYIs:
    – audio and text of the Wasilla Bible Church sermons from 2007 & 2008 are available online http://www.wasillabible.org/sermons.htm

    – to Tim of skynews blog, the blog text doesn’t show up in FireFox for me, but works fine in Internet Explorer.

  • Jim

    The law actually states that you cannot advocate for a candidate. Thomas Muthee, at the beginning, the middle and the end of the sermon, advocates for the candidate.

  • XDARKXENERGYX

    I can’t help but suspect that whoever is managing the Wasilla AoG website removed video and audio of certain sermons to protect the church from legal trouble. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone is going through WAoG sermons looking for instances of Ed Kalnins pimping Republican candidates. I also wouldn’t be suprised if video and audio pulled from the WAoG website suddenly reappears soon… with edits, of course.

    One thing is for certain… I pity anyone who has to sit through hours of mind-numbing sermons by Ed Kalnins.

    DE

  • RICH RABBIT

    JAMES DEAN IS THE BEST REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR SICK MINDS….GEE I WONDER IF HE IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN’S BROTHER..NO WAY..THERRE’S NO NUTS IN THAT PROUD NH FAMILY… YOU GUYS ARE REALY WORRIED ABOUT PALIN…NO PROBLEM…KEEP WATCHING TV BECAUSE ROOSEVELT WILL PROBABLY COME ON…..OBAMA IS A TOUGH AS A TULIP

  • Cy, thanks 4 the tip. I’ll chase.

  • Cy, a colleague tells me he can open my blog in Firefox, so I don’t know what the problem is, sorry. Btw…when I came across this sites You tube clip last wednesday it had 65 views,now, when you add up all the clicks on various utube posters the video has been seen by close to a million people.

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