The question is what is true? CNN may be reaching.
McGraw says Palin’s Pentecostal roots may be being downplayed for a reason: “I think there may be issues of belief that could be misunderstood or played upon by people that don’t know.”
When asked by CNN about Palin’s beliefs, campaign spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton would only say the Republican vice presidential candidate has “deep religious convictions.”
But how might her religious beliefs impact policy in Washington if the Republican ticket is successful?
Palin’s former pastor says he has no doubt her religious beliefs will influence her decision making when it comes to government policy. Regarding her desire to build an Alaskan pipeline and explore for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, McGraw told CNN, “Sarah knows that in Genesis, God creates the world and it’s very good and that we’re supposed to be caretakers in terms of not destroying the environment, so there’s no way that Sarah is going to exploit or damage the Alaska tundra in the name of getting gas if she doesn’t have to.”
Six years ago, Palin left Assembly of God to join the non-denominational Wasilla Bible Church. But the Assembly of God says she still returns for special conferences and events, such as the graduation of ministry students in June. Video of a speech she gave at the church just two months before joining the Republican ticket is making the rounds on the Internet.