Can a Charismatic or Pentecostal get Elected to Higher Office in America?

Why Sarah Palin Scares Me

(Sarah Palin by Jon Person via Flickr)

No matter what you may think about Sarah Palin, one of her ‘unforgivable sins’ from the perspective of the main stream media and the intellectual elites in America was her Pentecostal Christian background. I really do think that we are now at a time in America when a serious Pentecostal or Charismatic  Christian probably will no longer be able to get elected to higher offices in America.

The same may be said for anyone with serious religious backgrounds. The window of opportunity may also be closing for those with serious faith commitments like George Bush had. Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney are cases in point from the last election. A lot of evangelicals supported Gov. Huckabee in the primaries and didn’t support Romney.

We ended up with a President with far less experience than either one of those guys. Both were serious in their religious convictions and both were just killed by the media. I happen to believe that Romney would have been the best choice considering the economic problems we are facing but his Mormon background doomed his campaign at least this time around.

Will we ever elect another President or even Vice President which seriously practices their religion? Pentecostal or Charismatic—no way. Serious Evangelical Christian doubtful. Mainline Christian or Catholic probably. Mormon—probably not. Muslim—maybe in the future.

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5 Responses to Can a Charismatic or Pentecostal get Elected to Higher Office in America?

  1. Dr. Mike,

    I totally agree! A severe persecution is underway in America against those of us who are Pentecostal/Charismatic believers. It’s not only from the media, but from the political arena and in the church arena as well. While the Holy Spirit has blurred the lines in a number of areas, we now have more “Spirit-Filled” pastors who are moving away from the message and movement of the Holy Spirit gifts in the local church. Many blame the fruit cakes that are associated with the Spirit Filled community this “cessation” mentality. But our God is FOR us NOT against us! And I believe strongly God is getting us ready for the next Great Awakening!

    And that’s all that matters!

  2. Right on as usual David.

  3. My question, should a serious Pentecostal or Charismatic even desire such a post?

  4. Good question slw

  5. Your thoughts are deep. But cheer up, a serious Christ-follower could find his/her way into the White House yet. Then again, perhaps we don’t need a religious President; just a smart conservative who upholds the constitution and allows God’s people to be about God’s business (Luke 2:49 NKJV).

    I don’t know how I would categorize Mr. Romney – Christian or just religious. Religious people scare me. For example, Mormon cronyism borders on the extreme. George Bush has a relationship – not a religion. It doesn’t mean he is perfect, of course, and he did leave things a mess as he left office. Mrs. Palin also has a relationship (with Jesus Christ). It would be awesome if the Lord led her into political office again. But like all believers, my real hope is in Christ.

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