What is Sarah Palin’s Religion?
She is Assemblies of God.
Ted Boatsman, the former Alaskan District Superintendent for the Assemblies of God, was her junior high pastor at Wasilla Assemblies of God Church. Later she attended Juneau Christian Center whose pastor is pastor is Mike Rose. Now, she is attending a more acceptable “Bible Church.”
In high school she was the local leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
McCain does more than balance the ticket with a woman. He solves his complicated religious problem with Pentecostals and Charismatics, who according to a recent Barna survey make up almost half of all born again Christians. And the number of born againers is 42% of the general public. McCain’s on again off again relationships with Pentecostals, John Hagee and Rod Parsley, as well as the ill timed Charles Grassley attack on six Pentecostal television ministries – which had provoked a fissure in the shrinking GOP base of Baptists and Pentecostals – are now moot points.
But wait until liberal media finds out. Expect all hell to break loose. She will be portrayed as a pro creationist – Neanderthal. Just wait. And, as well intentioned as they will be, thinking that they are doing Obama a good deed, it will drive the massive Evangelical bloc into the McCain camp. All of Senator Obama’s kind overtures to people of faith will be for naught.
Especially effected will be tight border states Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky; some otherwise close southern states, Florida and North Carolina; and critical big electoral states Pennsyvlania and Ohio.
Note: Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues? Consider: According to Barna, 36% of the American public are charismatic or Pentecostal Christians. We are talking about huge numbers, probably 80 million adults. Compare that to 24% of the American public who are Catholic or the 13% who are African American. Politicians have to know these numbers first. The business world follows and the media is usually the last to know. See the sourcing and analysis at….