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PostSubject: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:15 pm

Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

"Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."

A video of the speech was posted at the Wasilla Assembly of God's Web site before finding its way on to other sites on the Internet.

Palin told graduating students of the church's School of Ministry, "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys." As they preached the love of Jesus throughout Alaska, she said, she'd work to implement God's will from the governor's office, including creating jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets.

"God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

"I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded," she added. "But really all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart isn't right with God."

Palin attended the evangelical church from the time she was a teenager until 2002, the church said in a statement posted on its Web site. She has continued to attend special conferences and meetings there. Religious conservatives have welcomed her selection as John McCain's running mate.

Rob Boston, a spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, lamented Palin's comments.

"I miss the days when pastors delivered sermons and politicians delivered political speeches," he said. "The United States is increasingly diverse religiously. The job of a president is to unify all those different people and bring them together around policy goals, not to act as a kind of national pastor and bring people to God."

The section of the church's Web site where videos of past sermons were posted was shut down Wednesday, and a message was posted saying that the site "was never intended to handle the traffic it has received in the last few days."
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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:16 pm

Mooseburger gets scarier day by day.

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:26 pm

I crack up everytime you call her that.

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:18 pm

This echos my thoughts:
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"I miss the days when pastors delivered sermons and politicians delivered political speeches," he said. "The United States is increasingly diverse religiously. The job of a president is to unify all those different people and bring them together around policy goals, not to act as a kind of national pastor and bring people to God."

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 pm

"God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.
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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:03 am

oh gawd

if America is stupid enough to vote for these clowns we deserve what we get.
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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:40 am

I said the same about Bush. So who knows.

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:52 am

Dekka00 wrote:
oh gawd

if America is stupid enough to vote for these clowns we deserve what we get.


Couldn't have said it better, Evan.

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:17 pm

There are certain issues in the political sphere where God's will is pretty well documented in the bible ( abortion springs to mind). Where the heck does it say anything about a pipeline? Must be in the book of Mormon or something becuse I missed that part
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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:34 pm

I think 'Bridge To Nowhere' is apt for Palin and her politics.

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PostSubject: Re: Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'   Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:45 am

It's really weird, but I remember some sort of 'bridge to nowhere' coming up in the last election too... hmm...

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