September 7, 2008

SUBLIME:

Palin's pastor urges flock to pray for the media (MARTHA MENDOZA, 9/07/08, AP)

A little sermon about — and for — the messenger seemed to Pastor Larry Kroon an appropriate message on Sunday morning. [...]

He urged churchgoers to "pray for the press." Kroon said the media are to be "cherished and respected," citing 19th century philosopher Alexander de Tocqueville's works describing a free press and freedom of religion as essential pillars of democracy.

Kroon said he's done a series of national media interviews during the hectic past week since his church was thrust into the national spotlight — a significant event for a relatively low-key congregation who sit in folding chairs in the large and new church, down a dirt road at the edge of town.

He urged congregants to do their own thorough research and investigations when deciding who to vote for. He added that it was wrong for anyone to have judged Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., without first reading what Wright actually said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2008 7:00 PM
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