Yes, I know it’s a long headline. That’s because it’s news that makes a connection between three events.
1. First, the new revelation: the Associated Press reports today that Sarah Palin seems to have written in a 2000 letter about watching a video of Thomas Muthee. In the video, Thomas Muthee brags about running a woman out of his town, a woman he decided was a witch because there were some car accidents near her house. Police fired shots at her, police arrested her, all at the behest of mobs of Muthee followers who also threatened to stone her to death. Sarah Palin — who wants you to put her heartbeat away from the presidency — crows with pride about this in her letter:
“What a blessing that the Lord has already put into place the Christian leaders, even though I know it’s all through the grace of God,” she wrote in March 2000 to her former pastor. She thanked him for the loan of a video featuring a Kenyan preacher who later would pray for her protection from witchcraft as she sought higher office.
2. Second, having been made aware of what Thomas Muthee was and what he had done, Sarah Palin chose to attend the Wasilla Assemblies of God on October 11, 2005 to see Thomas Muthee preach about her and the special part she had to play in God’s plan. Read the transcript, or see the video of Muthee’s sermon for yourself:
In that sermon, a sermon in which Thomas Muthee appears to have violated tax laws by telling congregants to vote for Sarah Palin, Muthee makes the following case for the election of Sarah Palin:
A. God needs fundamentalist Christian believers to “infiltrate” and “invade” government;
B. After successful infiltration and invasion of government, fundamentalist Christians should use their positions to put Christian teachings in public schools to counter the social influence of Buddhists, Muslims and Wiccans;
C. Fundamentalist Christians who have infiltrated and invaded government should more broadly use their positions to enact and enforce Christian dominance over business and law;
D. And that’s why the election of Sarah Palin to office is so important.
3. Third, knowing that:
— Thomas Muthee’s mobs had threatened to stone a woman to death, had put local police up to invading this woman’s home and firing shots, had her arrested, and then had her run out of town because there were car accidents near her house;
— Thomas Muthee had violated tax law by endorsing her candidacy from the altar;
— Thomas Muthee had just endorsed her as the perfect opportunity for fundamentalist Christians to “invade” and “infiltrate” government in order to implement Christian theocracy in the areas of education, business and law…
Knowing all this, Sarah Palin chose to take the stage, have Thomas Muthee lay hands on him, and pray with him for his vision to come to pass.
This isn’t a mere matter of “guilt by association.” This is about the active choice of Sarah Palin to come up on stage and pray for the radical and violent theocratic agenda of Thomas Muthee to come to fruition through her.
This is, in short, not simply a matter of “character,” but of a policy agenda that stands in direct opposition to the Constitution of the United States of America.
America needs someone in the media ask Sarah Palin this question, point blank:
“Why, Governor Palin, did you take to the stage of the Wasilla Assemblies of God in October 2005 to pray with Thomas Muthee for your election to office when Muthee had just named your election as the lynchpin of a plan for the Christian ‘invasion’ and ‘infiltration’ of American government?”
I hope someone in the media is paying attention.