Skip to comments.Christians Slam Palin Over Waterboarding Baptism Comment
Posted on 05/02/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
ormer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has come under fire from Catholics and other Christians over her "blasphemous" and "sacrilegious" comments comparing waterboarding to baptism.
The 2008 Republican candidate for vice president said at a National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis over the weekend that if she were in charge, "waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists."
Edward Peters, a professor on canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, attacked Palin in his blog, "In the Light of the Law," saying that even if "her words only meet the lesser standard of 'irreverence' toward God or holy things, they were wrong to utter and wrong to applaud."
He continued, "Whether one is a left-wing looney who becomes unhinged upon simply seeing this woman who loves her family and her country or is a right-wing yahoo who looks on her as some sort of high priestess of traditional values, Sarah Palin's statement should shock the conscience.
"I think Palin's guardian angel wept at her comparing baptism to waterboarding."
Deacon Ed Kandra, of the Brooklyn diocese in New York, pointed out on the website Patheos that "equating torture with baptism is extremely offensive and, in fact, blasphemous."
Kandra said that waterboarding "degrades human life" and that Palin "made a mockery of the foundational sacrament of our faith."
He wrote, "As someone who calls herself 'pro-life,' she should understand that we are called to respect life in all its forms, at all times, from conception to natural death. Pro-life Americans should be appalled."
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Not this Christian.
It was a joke. I guess these folks with a cattle prod parked on their person didn’t realize that fact.
LOL. She hasn’t run for anything or been in politics for years yet the MSM still lets her rent space in their heads.
These ‘Christians” should be very thankful that God is in charge and not them.
She doesn’t even have to pay rent - they let her have it for free.
From Christian warrior to to hand-wringing, limp-wristed sophist.
I think most Christians understand that Palin was joking and are not at all offended by the use of the term “baptism” that way.
Other people use the term “baptism by fire” in a non-religious way and nobody gets their panties in a wad over it.
I applaud her.
“As someone who calls herself ‘pro-life,’ she should understand that we are called to respect life in all its forms, at all times, from conception to natural death. Pro-life Americans should be appalled.”
I respect life forms that are not murderous, low-life, raping, scum sucking children of pigs.
I like Palin. I like her tongue and cheek comment. I am a retired Pastor with 40 years. And I am not offended AT all but what she said.
Go Lady Griz^5
Hey Catholics and Christians - better wake up and confront the real issues of our time, namely, Christian persecution right here in the good ol’ USA.
Who would pay for it? Location, location, location!
Same Christians that support criminal immigrants!
Still trying to bring down Palin any way they can. Ain’t gonna work. If you can’t understand the context of the statement STFU!
Liberals slam Palin over waterboard comment. No one else.
Some people, some so-called Christians can’t ever grow up.
Reminds me of the "Bell Book, and Candle" days in Catholicism.