Palin protected from witchcraft

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 protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office.

The video shows Palin standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from "every form of witchcraft."

"Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin’s shoulders. "Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. … Use her to turn this nation the other way around."

Palin formally announced her bid for governor a few months later, in October 2005.

Palin does not say anything on the video and keeps her head bowed throughout the blessing. The Republican vice presidential candidate was baptized at the church but stopped attending regularly in 2002.

A spokesman for the McCain campaign declined to comment. A person who answered the phone at the Wasilla church confirmed the video was from May 2005 but declined further comment.

Palin was baptized Roman Catholic as a newborn.

Pentecostals are conservative in their reading of the Bible. Unlike most other Christians — including most evangelicals — Pentecostals believe in "baptism in the Holy Spirit." That can manifest itself through speaking in tongues, modern-day prophesy and faith healing, which includes the laying on of hands.

Maria Comella, a spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign, has said Palin attends different churches and does not consider herself Pentecostal.


  1. CheckerboardStrangler

    This is how you annoy a liberal?
    Wow, please don’t break out the heavy artillery.
    You might have to work off of facts for a change.

  2. gazelle1929

    To moderator:

    I find the post by anoyaliberal to be patently offensive, beneath contempt. Request immediate removal.

  3. anoyaliberal

    Well I for one am glad she has a prayer, now if we can find one that can protect her from the idiots who may still have some tail swingers in the family tree, and your muslim buddy is about as antichrist as I have seen in a while,next to you of course.