Monday, September 8, 2008

Correction on Palin and Religion

In my prior post on Gov. Palin, I mentioned that she was a member of the Assemblies of God Pentecostal denomination.

According to the New York Times, I'm wrong. Apparently, she left the Assemblies around 6 years ago to join a "nondenominational" ecclesial community. According to the article, the Assemblies are too "extreme."

One of the musical directors at the church, Adele Morgan, who has known Ms. Palin since the third grade, said the Palins moved to the nondenominational Wasilla Bible Church in 2002, in part because its ministry is less “extreme” than Pentecostal churches like the Assemblies of God, which practice speaking in tongues and miraculous healings.

Very interesting. Probably not going to get any tapes of tongue-speaking now, I suppose. Still, the "nondenoms" can carry their own sets of issues, especially for folks claiming sola scriptura, which these people seem to. I wonder how much of this will come into play. The article tries to make a big deal out of Jews for Jesus, but I really don't see that going anywhere. It will have to be something big (like tongue-speaking) to displace the Jeremiah Wright business on the media scale.

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