(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.
What do you think? *Top