Zoe Alsop, October 12, 2008
KIAMBU, Kenya (WOMENSENEWS)–Back in 2005, when Sarah Palin was mayor of the tiny Alaskan town of Wasilla, nobody made much of a visit from a Pentecostal pastor by the name of Bishop Thomas Muthee from the somewhat larger Kenyan town of Kiambu.
Telegraph, Nick Wadhams 15 Oct 2008
A Kenyan pastor who prayed to protect Vice- Presidential candidate Sarah Palin from witches is being criticised at home after it emerged that his chief claim to power – that he forced an evil, spell- casting woman from town – was false.
London Times, Hannah Strange, September 18, 2008
The pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witch hunt against a Kenyan woman whom he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells. Continue reading
Mail Online, 18 Sept. 2008, Paul Thompson
Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin is known for her strident views on religion and the power of prayer. But her credibility is once again being questioned after an African pastor she credits with helping her political career was revealed to have waged a witch-hunt against a woman who was said to cause car crashes with her “demonic spells.”
Bill Berkowitz, AlterNet, 1 March 2010.
Imagine a religious movement that makes geographic maps of where demons reside and claims among its adherents the Republican Party’s most recent vice presidential nominee and whose leaders have presided over prayer sessions (one aimed at putting the kibosh on health-care reform) with a host of leading GOP figures.
It’s a movement whose followers played a significant role in the battle over Proposition 8, California’s anti-same-sex marriage initiative, and Uganda’s infamous proposed Anti-Homosexuality Law, more commonly associated with the Family, a religious network of elites drawn from the ranks of business and government throughout the world. But the movement we’re imagining encompasses the humble and the elite alike, supporting a network of “prayer warriors” in all 50 states, within the ranks of the U.S. military, and at the far reaches of the globe — all guided by an entire genre of books, texts, videos and other media.
Imagine that, and you’ve just dreamed up the New Apostolic Reformation, the largest religious movement you’ve never heard of. Continue reading
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from “witchcraft” as she prepared to seek higher office. Continue reading