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BAMAPHIN 22
09-14-2008, 09:30 PM
It's happened to John McCain and Barack Obama. Now it's Sarah Palin's turn to go through what one observer has called a "spiritual vetting."

For two decades, Palin was a member of an Assemblies of God church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. In 2002, years before she was elected governor of Alaska, Palin and her family switched to a nondenominational church, but Palin still returns to her old church on special occasions.

There are an estimated 3 million worshippers in the Assemblies of God church in the Unites States, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Worldwide there are 500 million members, which is approximately 25 percent of all Christians. The Assemblies of God church is a form of Pentecostalism, which has become one of the fastest growing Christian movements in the world.

The most scrutinized and least understood aspect of the Assemblies of God Church and Pentecostalism in general is the ancient practice of "speaking in tongues."

"Speaking in tongues is a heavenly language," said Donna Morgan, a member of the Pennsylvania-based Freedom Valley Worship Center who embraces the experience. "That we're going to God and Jesus intercedes for us."

"It's almost as if I'm able to tap into God's heart and what he wants," said Amber Crone, who is also a member of the Freedom Valley Worship Center.


http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Vote2008/story?id=5801485&page=1

Bumpus
11-05-2008, 10:52 AM
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Absolutely nothing.

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Tetragrammaton
11-05-2008, 04:06 PM
America rejected the culture war last night. Abortion and racial issues continue to fade from the public interest. Gay marriage is the only real wedge issue left.

LouPhinFan
11-05-2008, 04:28 PM
America rejected the culture war last night. Abortion and racial issues continue to fade from the public interest. Gay marriage is the only real wedge issue left.

I wouldn't say the abortion issue is fading from the public interest, it just got overshadowed by economic issues in this election.

Blackocrates
11-05-2008, 06:05 PM
:lol:

Absolutely nothing.

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Tetragrammaton
11-05-2008, 06:43 PM
I wouldn't say the abortion issue is fading from the public interest, it just got overshadowed by economic issues in this election.

The majority of the public is still pro-choice, 35 years later. Sure, there are going to be issues over partial-birth, parental consent, and other factors, but it is here to stay.

kevinator815
11-07-2008, 03:41 PM
She is too redical