” . . . out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
by Allan Erickson
One of the people reacting to an earlier post here accused me of hyperbole when I said the vitriol leveled at Sarah Palin these last three months amounts to shameful barbarism, a blot on the national character. Hyperbole. So, just for the sake of illustration, here is a partial list of the things said and done: (and keep in mind, all this stuff is either untrue or skewed to make her look bad)
>Professor Juan Cole, Middle East Studies, University of Michigan, wrote an article comparing Palin’s Christianity and political philosophy to fundamentalist Islam, essentially saying Palin is a theocrat, no different than the Taliban. Now there’s scholarship for you. Not hyperbole?
>Larry Flynt and the porn movie starring a Palin look alike
>The strip show featuring Palin look alikes
>The gay men in West Hollywood that hung Palin in effigy during Halloween (nice memory for the Palin children)
Other gems/accusations/slander & libel:
>she claimed Trig was her son but it was actually her daughter’s
>she had an affair with her husband’s business partner
>she used her public office to engage a personal vendetta
>she is a liar, a moron, an ignoramus and a theocrat
>her husband has sex with his daughters
>she cut funds for unwed teenage mothers
>she tried to censor books at the Wasilla library
>she moved to legislate the teaching of creationism in Alaskan schools
>she hates gay people
>she is a racist
>she is a horrible mother for running for VP when she has all those kids
>she took $500k from the RNC for clothes
>she is an idiot for having a child so late in life
>she thinks Africa is a country
>she thinks she knows about foreign policy because she can see Russia from her house
>she doesn’t know what the Bush doctrine is
>she can’t discuss SCOTUS decisions
>her church is a lunatic asylum that supports African witch doctors
>her fellow church goers speak in tongues and worship with snakes
>she endorses murdering wolves from helicopters
>she doesn’t care about polar bears
>she’s a war monger
>she promotes abstinence but her daughter got pregnant out of wedlock so that makes her a hypocrite
>her hair is dumb
>her wardrobe is antiquated
>she is a dominatrix
>her only qualification to run for VP is she hasn’t had an abortion
>she is not a feminist, she is not even a woman
>Sandra Bernhardt wanted her gang raped
>Madonna wanted to slap her, shouting “Sarah F—king Palin” at concerts
>many celebrities and political leaders said they hate her and wished her ill
>Rep. Rangel called her disabled
>Whoopie Goldberg called her “very dangerous”
>Bill Maher referred to her as a M.I.L.F. and claimed Trig was fathered by John Edwards, just to be funny of course, ha, ha.
So is it any wonder somebody poured gas all around Palin’s church and torched the place last week?
James Chapter 3: 5-10 [from The Message]
5 A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything – or destroy it! 6 A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell. 7 This is scary: You can tame a tiger, 8 but you can’t tame a tongue – it’s never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. 9 With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. 10 Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!
Jesus proclaims in Matthew 15:11
What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.
And in Matthew 12:34 he says:
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
Finally, as to Judgment, Matthew 12:36
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.