Christian Group Launches Petition Denouncing Sarah Palin’s “Waterboarding Is How We’d Baptize Terrorists” Comments

Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images North America)
Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images North America)

Tens of thousands of people have signed a Christian group’s petition denouncing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s recent remarks at a National Rifle Association rally.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee spoke out on national security at the event, saying, “Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”

Faithful America, a group that claims to be “the largest and fastest growing online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice,” has a petition with more than 41,000 signatures, as of this writing, condemning her remarks.

“For Christians, torture is not a joke or a political punchline, but a ghastly reminder of the suffering of Jesus upon the cross. By equating it with Holy Baptism—the act by which we are united with Christ in his death and resurrection—Sarah Palin is blasphemously twisting our faith into a weapon of hatred and violence,” a statement from the group said. “No media outlet should cover her remarks without reporting on how sincere Christians of all theological and political persuasions are appalled.”

Palin took to her Facebook page Monday to defend her comments. “Darn right I’d do whatever it takes to foil [terrorists’] murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding,” she wrote.

Faithful America is a particularly liberal, political Chrisian group. Other petitions from the group oppose homophobia, fracking, and the Koch brothers, Daily Kos noted.

SOURCE: MSNBC
Jane C. Timm

3 thoughts on “Christian Group Launches Petition Denouncing Sarah Palin’s “Waterboarding Is How We’d Baptize Terrorists” Comments

  1. now c’mon writer of this article – there was no *defending* of her remarks, – but rather RE-INFORCING of what she said to you overly sensitive wusses who are hard of hearing **__**

    Madame Steel Spine says what she means, and means what she says … she and Cruz are quite a novelty in the political realm are they not? they HOLD FAST to principle and do not

    BACK down
    SIT down
    or
    FALL down

    DEO GRATIAS

    btw

    … don’t forget this *petition against Sarah Palin* idea will only attract the *social justice* .. “christians”.. and they are lefties anyway

    the EV community are more inclined to go with Bryan Fischer’s assessment – the *waterboarding as Terrorist Baptism* line was both clever AND funny **__**

    WARNING: Graphic descriptions ahead – you may wish to avoid reading this post.

    Any bleeding heart libs/lefties/metrosexuals/muslims/others better tuffen up … squeamish Americans would have been USELESS on Omaha Beach, June 6th 1944

    We are fighting people who BEHEAD CHRISTIAN BABIES (Syria) and who DISMEMBER TEENAGE CHRISTIAN GIRLS while STILL ALIVE (Syria) and who CHOW DOWN on newly ripped out ENEMY HEARTS (Syria)

    (thanks to Obama’s **moderate AL Qaeda allies **)

    If your children or grandchildren were in danger of having their HEADS BLOWN OFF by these terrorist MURDERING B*STARDS then a POTUS Palin would have water dripped on their faces to TRY AND SAVE AMERICAN LIVES (and the villains know it too …. which is a HUGE DETERRENT… IOW, this Rhetoric is VITAL)

    WISE UP *overly sensitive* WUSSES! … Big Mama Grizzly would FIGHT LIKE HE!! FOR YOUR CUBS, and not let being PC stop her!

    consider this also:

    (common-sense response by Disqus ID = ccb11, to those who are critical of Sarah Palin’s use of the word *baptism*)

    Big Deal !! Maybe you should all be more worried about getting your head or your childrens chopped off by a terrorist instead of what Sarah Palin Said. She should be the least of your worries. Soldiers in our service to this country are being treated terribly if they are a Christian in our armed forces. Check that story out.

    Go after Harry Reid for calling many times, people on the right,”Domestic Terrorists.” Obama has done nothing to bring home Christians in Muslim countries that are jailed just because they are Christians. I am all for forgiving but at the same time I want my Children and Grand Children safe from these anti crazy Christian terrorists. Maybe if they all heard they were going to baptized a Christian by us they would stop their killing.

    Sarah Palin would be the first person to defend your rights as a Christian. The left fears Sarah because she is not politically correct. I hate people that beat around the bush to make a point . I want to know the truth.

    Some one made the comment about Sarah being a useful idiot. The only useful idiot is you if you let the loony left define and convince you that she is one.

    If the left has you in a tizzy over Sarah then you have fallen for their masterful game of deceit and distraction from the important issues that they are losing on.

      1. And yet, it’s always the Democrats fighting to restrict the freedom of opinion of those on the right wing by penalty of law.

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