Sarah Palin to Students: Has America Forgotten God?

Sarah Palin to Students: Has America Forgotten God?

  • (Photo: Reuters / Brendan McDermid)
    Sarah Palin (C), former governor of Alaska, greets supporters as she exits the Fox News headquarters in New York, June 1, 2011.
March 11, 2013|3:34 pm

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin encouraged Christian students to influence American culture during Southeastern University’s 2013 National Leadership Forum on Friday.

“Today, look around, and don’t you wonder sometimes if, as a nation, we have forgotten God altogether? This is a crucial question,” said Palin during the seventh annual The Forum event, according to The Ledger.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told students they should “infiltrate” the nation and influence its culture by becoming involved in the worlds of sports, journalism and film. She also spokes about the problems she sees with Washington.

“The federal government is bloated, corrupt and out-of-control,” she said of federal spending. She also called the nation’s capital a “hotbed of cronyism,” according to The Ledger.

Palin, who was asked by event organizers to discuss the topic of hope and resilience, said it is important to uphold the values on which the United States was founded.

“We can’t allow the principles upon which this nation was found to be ignored or compromised,” she said, according to SEU’s website. She also commended the university for providing a Christ-centered eduction to the next generation of leaders. Christian principles and morals, she said, will help the U.S. to remain the world’s greatest nation.

Net proceeds from The Forum go to the Southeastern University Scholarship fund. In the 2012-13 school year, the university will award more than $9.7 million in financial aid to students, according to the event’s website.

Palin’s faith was recently the target of a billboard campaign in Texas byAmerican Atheists, a national organization for nonbelievers. One of the billboards featured Palin’s photograph and misquoted her, saying, “We should create law based on the God of the Bible.”

The former Alaskan governor actually said, in reference to America’s founding fathers, “We would create law based on the God of the Bible” (emphasis not Palin’s) in an interview with Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly.

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, later apologized on behalf of his organization for the miquote.  Dave Muscato, the organization’s public relations director, told the network that American Atheists would move the quotation marks on the sign to exclude the word “should,” though Silverman maintains that “the meaning was correct” all along.

3 thoughts on “Sarah Palin to Students: Has America Forgotten God?

  1. his is a very important message! We need to openly speak about God; there in no other way people can know that we know Him and why our lives are so good and joyful! The Bible says, “How can they know unless they have a preacher?” And the word ‘Gospel’ means “GOOD NEWS” or “GLAD TIDINGS!” but the world can’t know unless we TELL them! Soteria

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    • Hello, I hope you don’t mind perhaps a little different view… 🙂

      However, Christ-centered means to teach what Christ taught….and, not just telling people about God, but ‘being’ what we tell people, or we have no credibility. Both sides have forgotten what Christ taught….BOTH. Christ would never ever say it was ok to be 100% against abortion and then turn around and be 100% against making provisions for them after birth. It is being double-minded, and unstable in all our ways — which is pretty obvious as we have not gotten anything done. God is going to call all nations together at the end and judge us…yes, it is interesting that Jesus said in Matthew 25:31-46 that He would be gathering all the ‘nations’…not just the people(individuals) of the earth…and judge us on some very particular things that we have considered trivial. But, as usual, man picks and chooses what he will obey and not obey according to his fancies…

      Blessings…

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