Jewish Journal


September 3, 2008

Evangelicals and the Palin pregnancy



From the all-Sarah-Palin-all-time file, Perez Hilton says, “It’s called karma.”

I don’t believe in karma and I don’t think the Palin parents are to blame for a mistake made by their daughter. We all make mistakes—even though some of my Christian friends who have been where Bristol is would say their baby was no mistake. And while this case of teen pregnancy hits quite close to home—actually, right at home—for Sarah Palin, I don’t suspect it will change her stance on funding for teen moms.

The amazing thing to me, so far, has been the way that Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, and commitment to keep the baby, has energized evangelical Christians. Instead of being a liability, as I suspected, they see her case as a courageous example of owning up and taking responsibility for your mistakes.

I wonder if the McCain campaign had polled this possible reaction before selecting Palin ...

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