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09/03/2008

Does Sarah Palin support gay 'conversion'?

by Jeremy Hooper

This from Time magazine (underlining our own):

Churches proliferate in Wasilla today, and among the largest and most influential is the Wasilla Bible Church, where the Palins worship.

At the 11:15 a.m. Sunday service, hundreds sit in folding chairs, listening to a 20-minute sermon about the Book of Malachi and singing along to alt-rock praise songs.
The only sign of culture warring in the whole production is an insert in the day's program advertising an upcoming Focus on the Family conference on homosexuality in Anchorage called Love Won Out. The group promises to teach attendees how to "respond to misinformation in our culture" and help them "overcome" homosexuality.

For those not aware, Love Won Out is much more than a mere "conference on homosexuality." LWO is a travelling "ex-gay" road show, whose sole purpose is to "change" homos into heteros. Literally. They want gays to "change." That is the support of ideology supported in the house of worship where Gov. Palin chooses to pray?

The plot of this bizarre TV movie keeps getting thicker!

Mayor Palin: A Rough Record [Time]

**MORE: Associated Press: Palin Church Promotes Conversion of Gays [TWO]
Truth Wins Out Is Troubled That Sarah Palin’s Church Supports ‘Ex-Gay’ Ministries [TWO]

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Having gay friends, unless you are actually NOT gay, no one can change a "homo". Pretty desperate.

I mean Obama prayed for over 20 years at a church that teaches black liberation theology, which wants to bring segregation back, that preaches that the government created aids to kill black people and all kinds of "bizarre TV movie" type creepiness.

Glass houses.

Posted by: Jenn | Sep 3, 2008 2:18:41 PM

Well of course the "ex-gay" thing is nonsense, Jenn. That goes without saying. Or actually, it SHOULD go without saying, but unfortunately we have had to dedicate considerable ink to the subject over the years.

But I'm a little confused by your second part. Are you saying "glass houses" in reference to us? If so, it's a pretty unfair leap.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 3, 2008 2:29:42 PM

"which wants to bring segregation back" ???

Jenn, I think you may be mistaken here. I doubt that there are any African Americans who want to start sitting in the back of buses again. Let alone, want separate but "equal" facilities. Or want to be refused a table at restaurants. That list goes on and on . . .

If you want to talk supremacists, just look at Jerry Falwell or John Hagee. I, personally, think that everyone should denounce ALL religious extremists. I, also, get the impression from the few things I've heard from Palin, that she is just about as extreme as they come. One quote from her was that she was angered when her (some say drug addicted) son got a tattoo. But, was mollified when she found out that it was a "Jesus fish".

She might be more enraged to find out that it is on his penis, though. Just kidding, I don't "know" that it is on his penis, I've just been wanting to make a joke about the "Jesus fish" tattoo.

Posted by: | Sep 3, 2008 7:35:20 PM

Palin probably only claimed not to know whether or not we choose to be gay to avoid outrage from the left while still collecting the support of the religous reich.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Sep 4, 2008 4:27:19 PM

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