I was recently reading the online Newsweek article entitled "Saint Sarah
To white evangelical women, Sarah Palin is a modern-day prophet, preaching God, flag, and family—while remaking the religious right in her own image."
I liked how Kelsey (Uffda) over at C4P put it "Newsweek, bless its little money-bleeding heart, is trying desperately to make a buck by putting Sarah Palin on its cover."
I knew when I started reading the piece I would likely disagree with every point in it. One particular point the writer Lisa Miller tries to make is "...but a certain kind of conservative, Bible-believing woman worships her." There they go again...putting down people of faith and belittling believers.
I think back to the Head Elitist Barack Obama's statement: "They cling to guns or religion.”
Obama was wrong in 2008, and Ms. Miller is wrong in 2010. I know many pro-Sarah ladies who are also believers in Christ, and they certainly do not worship Governor Palin. That is such a ludicrous statement on so many levels. Not all of Governor Palin's avid supporters are white women, and being an avid supporter does not mean you worship her. True Christians and devout Jews know what the First Commandment is.
Not all of Governor Palin's supporters are Christians either. Not all are from "the back woods" and rednecks. We are doctors, lawyers, school teachers, accountants, construction workers, students, and everything in between. We are young and old. We are Jewish, Christian or any number of the various religions out there, and people with no religion at all. We are Black and White, Native American, Indian, Hispanic, Oriental and again, everything in between. We are straight and gay. Does that mean we all agree on everything? Certainly not, but one thing we do agree on is our support of Governor Palin. Does that mean we agree with Governor Palin 100% of the time? No, we don't. I may not like all of the Governor's endorsements, but that does not change my support for her one bit. Our 2012 Draft Sarah Committee Media Rep Adrienne Ross and others were interviewed by Scott Conroy of CBS, and he wrote, "Ross and other prominent members of what might best be described as the ‘Sarah Palin community’ reject the notion that they are blind followers in a political cult of personality. They are clearly sensitive to being painted with a label that they instead attribute to President Obama's biggest fans." He was correct in his assessment of what I like to call the Palin Coalition.
So you Arrogant, Elitist Left Wingers, stop trying to tear down Governor Palin by trying to paint people of faith as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. We will continue to cling to our Bibles, guns, and yes, Sarah Palin. She speaks for us, she is our standard-bearer, so get over it!
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