“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”
In other words: “Pray that we’re doing the right thing.” Wow, I can really see how that is controversial. Clearly, Palin comes from a nest of religious fanatics.
As an atheist I find it very amusing to watch secular types go into a frothing tizzy about religious speech, especially when it’s very clear they simply do not understand the context. The same people lectured us sagely about how we should interpret the Rev. Wright’s racist ranting, but now we must regard an expressed hope that we’re following the correct national policy as something sinister.
I find it doubly ironic that someone can evince concern about a mainstream American denomination and at the same time find it perfectly reasonable that Obama’s circle of leftist friends and supporters embrace and respect an unrepentant Maoist terrorist. They see framing your world view in the same traditional religious terms that have guided us to this point in history as signs of dangerous political extremism. On the other hand they see someone framing their world view in the tradition of a megacidal tyrant and carrying out acts of attempted murder in that cause as OK.