Faithful America, one of the biggest online communities of Christians, are taking a stand against Sarah Palin's equation of torture and baptism at the NRA convention this weekend. There's asking fellow-Christians to sign a petition stating that "Sarah Palin does not speak for Christians." Here's why they feel so strongly:
In a speech Saturday to the National Rifle Association, Sarah Palin said that "if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists." The audience roared with approval.
This is what we've come to in America: A former candidate for vice-president can equate torture and Holy Baptism, and one of the nation's most powerful political lobbies erupts into cheers and applause.
As usual, Palin's remarks are already making international headlines, once again portraying Christianity as a religion of hatred and violence. But this time, let's show just how many Christians are appalled by Palin's twisted misrepresentation of our faith.
The petition so far has over 15,000 signatures, which could increase rapidly given that Faithful America has over 288,000 followers and a savvy social media strategy.
But they have to beat Palin herself, who received over 84,000 "likes" for a Facebook post in which she doubles down on her waterboarding remarks:
Darn right I'd do whatever it takes to foil their murderous jihadist plots.
...If some overly sensitive wusses took offense, remember the First Amendment doesn't give you a right not to be offended. Perhaps hypocritical folks who only want Freedom of Speech to apply to those who agree with their liberal agenda might want to consider that the evil terrorists who were the brunt of my one-liner would be the first to strip away ALL our rights if given the chance.