So. Does Sarah Palin Have a Hierarchical Ladder of Who is the Better Christian? Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

So. Does Sarah Palin Have a Hierarchical Ladder of Who is the Better Christian?
 


15 October 2008 at 12:58:56 PM
salon

Saw this via TPM.

Two years after Representative Newt Gingrich helped draft the Contract With America to advance Republican positions, Ms. Palin and her passion for Republican ideology and religious faith overtook a town known for a wide libertarian streak and for helping start the Iditarod sled dog race.

“Sarah comes in with all this ideological stuff, and I was like, ‘Whoa,’ ” said Mr. Stein, who lost the election. “But that got her elected: abortion, gun rights, term limits and the religious born-again thing. I’m not a churchgoing guy, and that was another issue: ‘We will have our first Christian mayor.’ ”

Really bizarre. Her opponent, whose name was Stein but who was a Lutheran, was and is presumably Christian, right? But was Sarah Palin either saying that HER BRAND of christianity was better (ie,I'm a born again Christian and you are only a Lutheran) and therefore Mr. Stein's didn't count? Or was she using his name, which sounds Jewish, against him in hopes people would see her race as Christian versus Jew?

“I thought: ‘Holy cow, what’s happening here? Does that mean she thinks I’m Jewish or Islamic?’ ” recalled Mr. Stein, who was raised Lutheran, and later went to work as the administrator for the city of Sitka in southeast Alaska. “The point was that she was a born-again Christian.”

More from the Seattle paper. Was Palin initiating a whisper campaign to insinuate Stein was Jewish and therefore don't vote for him?

Afterward, a TV station called her Wasilla's "first Christian mayor." This prompted a letter from Stein, saying: "Really?" He listed eight previous mayors, all Christian, and added: "With a name like 'Stein' some suspected that I must be a non-Christian, have non-Christian blood or at least have sympathized with a non-Christian sometime in my career. I'm proud of such a reputation but I, my family and forbearers are of the Christian persuasion, too."

Had I not heard all of Palin's ridiculous terror-mongering statements lately about Obama, I might dismiss this out of hand. Now, not so much.


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