Ok, I know that I am going to catch heat for this, but I still think it is worth discussing. Sarah Palin's Alaskan pastor, Reverend Thomas Muthee, apparently believes in demonic possession and witchcraft. I guess the Republicans were jealous of the fact that Obama was the only candidate with a controversial pastor. I think that I am beginning to agree with fellow blogger Tom Van Dyke when he states that not much has changed (in terms of religion) from the founding generation to today. Looks to me like we still have overzealous pastors attempting to influence our candidates. The only difference I see is that Washington, Jefferson, etc. didn't give in to the demands of their pastors. As Jon Rowe has pointed out regularly on this blog, Washington ignored the admonitions of Bishop White, Dr. Abercrombie, etc. And as Brad Hart has stated, it is as if religion is a "must-have" for today's candidates. Turning a blind eye to one's faith or pastor just doesn't fly in 21st century American politics.
Here are the videos. Thanks to Brad Hart for sending them my way: