You remember Hunter's story about the witch hunting preacher who prayed for Sarah Palin's election to the governor's office?
Max Blumenthal's got video of that prayer. But that's not even the part of the video that moved me to write.
Here's Max's set up:
Muthee’s mounting stardom took him to Wasilla Assembly of God in May, 2005, where he prayed over Palin and called upon Jesus to propel her into the governor’s mansion — and beyond. Muthee also implored Jesus to protect Palin from "the spirit of witchcraft." The video archive of that startling sermon was scrubbed from Wasilla Assembly of God’s website, but now it has reappeared.
Blumenthal recently visited to the church to see Muthee's latest appearance there. A fascinating read. Be sure to check it out.
But again, that's not what's brought me here.
It's this passage, starting at 1:20 in the video:
The second area whereby God wants us, wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area. The Bible says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. It's high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers, you know, who are men and women of integrity running the economics of our nations. That's what we are waiting for. That's part and parcel of transformation. If you look at the -- you know -- if you look at the Israelites, that's how they work. And that's how they are, even today.
Sarah Palin is present and on video for this one. She shows up at about 7:00 into it.
This preacher makes these remarks -- "that's how they are, even today" -- and then Sarah Palin comes forward to stand before the congregation and receive his blessing.