OK God, lemme have it! (‘it’ being a natural gas pipeline)

I try to keep things light around here, and therefore relatively free of politics.  But this is simply too rich to pass up.  It’s a video of vice presidential candidate and current Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, delivering a speech to the Wasilla Assembly of God (her one-time church).

According to the video uploader, the speech was delivered about three months ago, so it’s not a long-lost nugget from Palin’s past like the video of her as a young sportscaster or the pictures of her as an aspiring beauty queen.  And that means it’s fair game.

I’m not going to get into the strictly spiritual aspects of this clip, as I try to maintain a healthy level of respect for the religious beliefs of others.  But a few things stood out as rather disturbing – see if you can guess what they are!

In case you missed them, I’ll give you a few hints.

  1. She wants you to praying to God for a natural gas pipeline. Excuse me?  “Um, hey, God?  If you’re not too busy, could you also fill my bank account and erase every episode of According to Jim from existence?  Thanks!”
  2. The Iraq War is part of God’s plan. I understand that Gov. Palin probably has a deep emotional investment in the Iraq War, especially given that her son is deployed there.  But to call the clusterfuck that’s unfolded there over the last several years part of God’s plan is offensive on many levels.

Oh boy, it’s going to be an interesting next few months.