Palin's Apocalypse: A Video with Pertinent Questions
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Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 12:19:49 PM EST

Harry Hanbury of American News Project has crafted a video that raises serious issues regarding separation of church and state and the possible End Times views of Republican VP nominee Gov. Sarah Palin.
In the video, Hanbury interviews me about the apocalyptic "End Times" beliefs common among millions of Christian evangelicals, including those that participate in the same denominational and independent pentacostal church circles as Palin.

It is not fair to assume we know the details of Palin's religious views, but it is fair to ask pertinent questions of Palin.

So Im a reporter, and Im a Christian, and even though I will never be able to ask Palin questions before the election, I still have a few...
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...so here are my questions for Palin:

1. Do you believe in the anti-Christ?

2. Do you believe were living in the end times?

3. Do you believe that Jesus will return in your lifetime?

4. Do you believe that true Christians have to battle Satanic agents in the End Times?

5. Do you see yourself as a warrior for Christ as part of a new Apostolic movement?

All of these are questions that I as a reporter and a Christian want to know about you in terms of the upcoming election.

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More on the Christian Right and Apocalyptic Millennialism


At Political Research Associates:
The Christian Right portal page at PublicEye.org
At Talk2Action.org:

Palin's Churches and the Third Wave - Parts One and Two -- by Ruth
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/5/0244/84583

Palin's Church Promotes Gay Conversion -- by Fred Clarkson
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/6/12324/34356

Palin's Pastor: God "Is Gonna Strike Out His Hand Against... America -- by Max Blumenthal
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/5/21314/90204

Bush & the Apocalyptic Coalition

Modern Christian Right Print Culture as an Apocalyptic Master Frame

The World According to Tim LaHaye: A Series by Chip Berlet
Part One: Hunting Down the Enemies
Part Two: Pre-Trib Perspectives
Part Three: Satanic Secular Humanism
Part Four: Secular Humanism as False Religion
Part Five: The Secular Humanist Web
Part Six: The Council for National Policy
Part Seven: Humanists Attack the Family
Part Eight: The Age Old Conspiracy


Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates
The Public Eye: Website of Political Research Associates



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Given what we know about Sarah Palin and her religious history, the questions you have for her are all reasonable but I suspect that she would answer "no" or provide evasive answers because of the delicate political position she is in now. I mean, can anyone imagine a candidate for vice president declaring that humanity is living in End Times? I know I can't.

by xDARKxENERGYx on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 01:55:53 PM EST
...but at least some reporter should ask
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by Chip Berlet on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 05:01:40 PM EST
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The questions must be asked. The questions might at least lead to more scrutiny of the NAR movement.

by xDARKxENERGYx on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 06:19:42 PM EST
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I just viewed it on The Real News Network http://therealnews.com/t/index.php

by Jay Taber on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 08:35:26 PM EST


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