"At this point, people in this country don't grasp what this person is all about. The key to understanding Sarah Palin is understanding her radical theology... this person's election would be a disaster for the country and the world."
-- Howard Bess, Baptist Minister in Palmer, Alaska (Wasilla's nearby sister city)
Salon's David Talbot went to the Mat-su valley in Alaska to get the story on Sarah Palin's influence on small town government, and what he found was terrifying. Talbot interviewed a number of community members including Baptist minister Howard Bess, author of one of the books Palin was trying to get banned: "Pastor, I am Gay."
Palin is on a mission from God. She apparently deems those with differing opinions and values as the enemy, as evil.
"It's truly frightening that someone like Sarah has risen to the national level," Bess said. "Like all religious fundamentalists -- Christian, Jewish, Muslim -- she is a dualist. They view life as an ongoing struggle to the finish between good and evil. Their mind-set is that you do not do business with evil -- you destroy it. Talking with the enemy is not part of their plan. That puts someone like Obama on the side of evil. ... The evangelicals were trying to take over the valley. They took over the school board, the community hospital board, even the local electric utility. And Sarah Palin was in the direct center of all these culture battles, along with the churches she belonged to."
Palin is a confirmed creationist.
Valley resident Philip Munger, says that Palin also helped push the evangelical drive to take over the Mat-Su Borough school board. "She wanted to get people who believed in creationism on the board," said Munger, a music composer and teacher. "I bumped into her once after my band played at a graduation ceremony at the Assembly of God. I said, 'Sarah, how can you believe in creationism -- your father's a science teacher.' And she said, 'We don't have to agree on everything." "I pushed her on the earth's creation, whether it was really less than 7,000 years old and whether dinosaurs and humans walked the earth at the same time. And she said yes, she'd 'seen images somewhere of dinosaur fossils with human footprints in them.'"
Munger also asked Palin if she truly believed in the End of Days, the doomsday scenario when the Messiah will return. "She looked in my eyes and said, 'Yes, I think I will see Jesus come back to earth in my lifetime.'"
Sarah Palin is perhaps the most dangerous politician America has ever seen. No matter how much lipstick you put on this pig, she is a true to life THEOCRAT that will downplay her radical religious convictions in order to appear less threatening to mainstream America. Don't buy it! Sarah Palin represents the American christian version of the Taliban - a woman whose mind is possessed with absolute dogmatic certitude