Media revenge tactics are quite interesting to follow. Ever since the radical political rantings of Rev Wright hurt Sen. Obama to some extent they have been waiting to play “Pin the tail on the Pastor” to get at John McCain.
So first they said that Sen. McCain had a pastor problem with John Hagee. So somehow Obama siting in a church for 20 plus years listening to Rev Wright was the same as John Hagee whose church Sen. McCain has never attended. He became his “pastor” because he endorsed Sen. McCain. This didn’t really work out to the media hope so next they tried Pastor Rod Parsley’ another person who is not actually John McCain’s pastor or part of a church he attends.
So none of this really stuck so next they went after Gov. Palin and those “strange” Pentecostals. The fact that Gov. Palin does not attend an Assemblies of God church anymore didn’t matter. But it seems like a pretty stupid political move to make fun of Pentecostals considering how many their are. So they went after the sermons of the so-called non-denominational “Bible” church she attends. No red meat there other than pretty much normal Evangelical beliefs (still odd to the left though). Now the headlines is “Palin once blessed to be free from ‘witchcraft’.” She was prayed over by a visiting preacher from Kenya so now this person instantly becomes a pastor and other headlines include “Palin’s Pastor Problem.” The idea of spiritual warfare is of course alien to the media.
Obviously the media needs a lesson on whose one pastor is. It does not include people who endorse you or happen to visit your church. They also need to learn the difference between a pastor who makes political claims such as the U.S. created AIDS to kill blacks and a particular church’s theology. We have had many presidents with not exactly an orthodox understanding of theology. It would be a rare case when a candidate’s theology is actually relevant concerning presidential office. Obviously if someone belonged to some doomsday cult their theology would be quite relevant to their performance in office.
But the media and the left love gotcha politics, especially if it is in response to a gotcha.