First, I’m in the process of looking for a church while here in Milwaukee. A friend from class mentioned I would be welcome at his Mennonite church, and I do like those Mennos. However, thats all a setup for the best line I heard while I was there:
Jesus was a community organizer, and it was Pilate who was the governor.
Second, it is a fact that I am from Alaska. I try not to make a big deal out of it here on the blog. It is bad enough now when people ask me about Palin in real life — I often start off with derisive words about the press’ inability to actually investigate and end with, “so we’re pretty much screwed” — and I really don’t want to get in a partisan debate on a theological blog, especially because I’m neither Republican or Democrat, with major reservations about both.
However, having Palin say that the war in Iraq is God’s plan, as is the natural gas pipeline, in a church back home, I do want to mildly respond to that with: Hell No. Unfortunately, this is how we often breed ’em up there: