Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not gay? Think you're safe? Wrong. Jewish, Pagan ... Sarah Palin is hunting for your hide

Much of the body of this post, right now, is a re-post from ... and I'll be talking about this in my own next post. To date, I've only looked at Sarah Palin and the Republican religious fundamentalists from the perspective of the gay community. Frankly, it's worse than that.

You've known for some time that Palin is weird, but you probably don't know HOW weird. You knew, when she was gaffer in Wasilla, she charged rape victims for the rape kit. You know she was looking at ways to ban books. You know she and McCain will usher in a new AIDS epidemic, with their ban on condoms. Okay ... you're not gay, you're past procreating age, you don't read gay literature, you're not a rape victim, so you're saying, "I'm in the lifeboat, Jack -- pull the ladder up."

But, are you really in the lifeboat? Is there a lifeboat?

After reading the following, you will seriously doubt that any such lifeboat exists. This report comes from an American Pagan site, but it could just as easily have been reposted from an American Jewish site, an American Gay site, an American Catholic site -- or Muslim, or Hindu, or Buddhist, or Taoist, or anything other than the church to which Palin belongs. (Find out what a pagan is before you judge them. Find out what they think, believe, and say, and try to bear in mind your own Good Book's tip: "Judge not, lest ye be judged" ... wiser words were never spoken.)

Take a look at this, and squirm -- and I'll be back tomorrow, with a lot more...


Palin's Anti-Pagan Coreligionists

Here I was thinking to myself that the chances of a modern Pagan angle to the Republican VP pick of Alaska's Sarah Palin would be truly minimal. Sure, you had her support of aerial wolf hunting (a cruel method that violates the ethic of "fair chase"), and her drill-happy attitudes towards ANWR, but nothing explicitly anti-Pagan had emerged. But a number of bloggers, most notably Bruce Wilson at Talk2Action, have been digging into Palin's religious background and found some disturbingly anti-Pagan connections.

"Sarah Palin's churches are actively involved in a resurgent movement that was declared heretical by the Assemblies of God in 1949. This is the same 'Spiritual Warfare' movement that was featured in the award winning movie, "Jesus Camp," which showed young children being trained to do battle for the Lord. At least three of four of Palin's churches are involved with major organizations and leaders of this movement, which is referred to as The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit or the New Apostolic Reformation. The movement is training a young "Joel's Army" to take dominion over the United States and the world."

These "Third Wave" Christians believe in supernatural powers, demon possession, curses, and ongoing spiritual warfare. Most of them are loosely grouped around C. Peter Wagner, founder of the World Prayer Center, and coiner of the term "Third Wave". Wagner believes that one of the greatest opponents to Third Wave Christian dominance is The Goddess.

"Several of their top prophets and generals of intercession spent weeks in intensive prayer to "confront the Queen of Heaven." This queen is considered by them to be one of the most powerful demons over the earth and is the Great Harlot of Mystery Babylon in Revelation ... Wagner and his group also claim that the Queen of Heaven is Diana, the pagan god of the biblical book Ephesians and the god of Mary veneration in the Roman Catholic Church."

Wagner is so serious about the "Queen of Heaven" (you know the one the ladies made cakes for) that he has written two books on the subject: "Confronting The Queen of Heaven" and "The Queen's Domain". Third Wave Christians participating in spiritual warfare against the Queen of Heaven believe their efforts (directly or indirectly) have caused earthquakes, hurricanes, large fires, and killed Princess Diana and Mother Teresa.

As for Palin herself, she spoke approvingly of being personally prayed over by Thomas Muthee just before winning governorship of Alaska. Muthee is a popular figure among Third Wavers for driving out the "spirit of witchcraft" that resided in Kiambu, Kenya.

"He and his wife committed to six months of prayer with various types of fasting before ever entering Kiambu. Their goal in prayer and fasting was to ask God to reveal the name of the demonic principality ruling over Kiambu and keeping the city under such oppression. God revealed through a vision that a spirit of witchcraft was the ruling principality there and that a number of other demonic spirits were functioning under the headship of witchcraft. An effective strategy for conquest would be to topple the spirit of witchcraft first and thus bring the coalition of evil spirits into disarray and drive them from the city."

Muthee's vision of spiritual warfare fits right in with the Third Wave's, and he has spoken at churches across America, including 10 consecutive sermons at Wasilla Assembly of God (Palin's main church until very recently). The idea of that sort of anti-witch hysteria being imported and cross-pollinating with extremist American Christianity is troubling.

While Palin has striven to present herself as a "post-denominational" Jesus follower, it should be noted that most Third Wave Christians also present themselves in this manner. Also, lest you think this article is some sort of liberal Pagan anti-Christian take-down, it should be noted that this Christian movement has been deemed heretical by several (conservative) Christian groups, including Fundamentalist Baptists.

What Pagans need to know, especially those who are considering voting Republican, is if Palin condemns or rejects the spiritual warfare teachings of the Third Wave movement. A movement that essentially espouses malicious Christian magic. Pagans have seen first hand that the religious opinions of Presidents have been used in the past by government agencies to deny us our legal rights. What would happen if our vice president thought we should be supernaturally eradicated?

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So ends the repost. Stay with me a while longer: there's more...

Let me give you a couple of links to other pages you should look at without further ado:
... witch hunts will be "on" if these people find their way into the oval office...
Jewish, Israeli, or support thir community: on the above link, zero in on this comment:

    I was worried about Palin’s religious views before I knew about the the pastor as witchhunter.
    Palin beleives that Jews are going to Hell because they don’t believe in Jesus. She belongs to a church where the pastor could invite a “Jew” for Jesus as guest speaker. You can’t be Jewish and accept Jesus as your savior. If you are trying to convert Jews you are trying to reduce the number of Jews. Ultimately there wouldn’t be a single Jew left on the planet.
    Palind also beleives that Israel plays a role in the endtimes. She supports Israel because she believes that Jews must convert for the Second Coming to happen. A Jewish state with no Jews would be the result.

Posted by "Susan" on September 20.
Read this several times to let the details sink into your brain ... the first time you read it, you'll be so gobsmacked, a lot of them will bounce right off. Armageddon, here we come. Got your bags packed? Make sure to pack something cool (cotton breathes), because we are ALL on the express elevator leading waaaaaay down.

You wondered why the Republicans would blithely borrow trillions and trillons of dollars, and are still borrowing? They only need to win (or fix) one more election, and the Second Coming is right around the corner ... they don't have to pay back a dime.

Or, so they believe.

More tomorrow.

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

The whole world is very scared of her and her holocaustic dreams... Americans, please vote!

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