Saturday, December 13, 2008

Governor Palin's Church Damaged By Arson

On Friday, December 12th, Governor Palin's home church, Wasilla Bible Church, was damaged by fire. The authorities estimate the damage to be at $1 million, and are investigating it as an arson. No one was injured in the fire, although there were a few people inside the church at the time the fire was set. (including children) 

Sarah's spokesman, Bill McAllister, said "Whatever the motives of the arsonist, the governor has faith in the scriptural passage that what was intended for evil will in some way be used for good."  

Please keep the Wasilla Bible Church family in your prayers during this difficult time. To read further details, follow this link. To donate to Wasilla Bible Church, follow this link


Jennifer said...

Regardless of political affiliation, this kind of behavior is really sickening.

I hope those that did this get caught.

(Wasilla is a very small town, shouldn't be a problem finding the jerks that did this)

Tyler said...

While I know that you normally do not like to post my comments this is a positive comment on my behalf.
I am shocked that somebody would go burn down a place of peace. Shame on whoever started this fire. I know there will be alot of bickering between people saying that it was an "Obamabot", isn't that what you call us folks whom voted for Obama? lol. But I feel as though the person should come forward and take responsibility for their actions. It is disappointing that in this day in age people use violence and action instead of using their words, truly sickening.

Tami said...

Tyler and Jennifer, I agree completely.
I was very careful NOT to lay blame because I clearly have no idea who perpetrated this crime. Perhaps it was an "obamabot", but it goes without saying that we all know the vast majority of "obamabots" would never resort to these kinds of actions. Perhaps it was just a criminal looking for trouble who has nothing to do with either campaign...although highly unlikely.

Whoever did this will pay. If not in this life, in the next.

I heard a line in a popular movie last night that rings true. "Some men just want to see the world burn". There are crazy people like the person(s) that did this that cannot be reasoned with, they just want to destroy things, and it matters not who they put in danger to accomplish that.

JB 88 said...

I am an Obama supporter who is outraged at the hate crime in Alaska. I donated to the Obama campaign, and I have now donated that same amount to the Palins' church. I am happy to put my money towards what I feel is right.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity to pray for this sick individual who caused such fear, hurt and destruction. I have no doubt this person will have to face this crime, whether in the judicial system, a guilty conscience, in the next life, etc. In the meantime our blessed duty as Christians is to hope s/he finds the beauty that is Love in God. Whenever I am angry with someone (as I was when I heard about this), I remember the wonderful advice of my mother: "It could be worse, you could be them." So I thank the Lord I am happy and healthy, and pray for those who aren't.
Please don't think I support the horrible action, but it has given us Obama supporters a chance to send our support to Sarah Palin, and in turn for her to receive our support. Beauty often comes from tragedy so I will pray for that beauty to abound!
Merry Christmas everyone, and God Bless!!!!