Washington Post Cartoon Mocks Pentecostal Speaking in Tongues


Ooooooh…. They seriously DON’T wanna do that.

But they did.

Washington Post Mocks Speaking in Tongues

From Christian Today:

The leader of the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination denounced a cartoon in the Washington Post that mocks Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Pentecostalism, and Christianity as “despicable”.

“The cartoon is despicable,” decried Assemblies of God’s chief executive officer, George O Wood, in a statement last Friday. “Millions of Christians today follow the example of first century Christians who prayed in other tongues.

“The Washington Post would not think of printing a cartoon that mocked members of the Muslim or Jewish faiths,” he charged. “It should be ashamed.”

According to Washingtonpost.com representative Deborah Howell, Washingtonpost.com received some 350 complaints from readers about the cartoon by Pat Oliphant, which they said lampooned their faith.

Congratulations liberal media, you just spat in the faces of around 30 million Pentecostals in America, as well as 50 million American Charismatics of whom many believe in the gift of tongues. As well as the 96 million other Pentecostals outside of the USA.

In fact, even the step of depicting God rudely cussing isn’t going to go down well with many of the non-tongues speaking Christian and Jewish believers either.

That’s a whole lot of consumers who won’t be buying the Washington Post or reading their advertisements, and a whole lot of voters who won’t be casting their ballots for Barack Obama anytime soon.

Way to go, smear-merchant liberal media!

I also include the cartoon among more than 150 pro-Sarah Palin cartoons at Sarah Palin Tribute Editorial Cartoons and as entry #72 in the Collection of Anti-Palin Bias in the Liberal Media.

Today’s self-foot-shootery from Gateway Pundit: Christian Readers Outraged Over WaPo Cartoon Smearing Palin.


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34 Responses to “Washington Post Cartoon Mocks Pentecostal Speaking in Tongues”

  1. Edi神 Says:

    speak in tongue?

    sarah palin? that’s scary

  2. hutchrun Says:

    Obama: I hear “God’s voice”- he’s gotta talk louder!
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2082212/posts

    Probly his god is in the caves of pakistan.

  3. hutchrun Says:

    Obama: I hear “God’s voice”- he’s gotta talk louder!
    freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2082212/posts

    I guess his God`s in the caves of pakistan.

  4. thepeople Says:

    Do the Washington Post directors talk to god about reversing their dropping revenue. Just curious.

    First-quarter profits at the Washington Post Co. declined 39%, hit by a one-time charge at Newsweek magazine and the continuing struggles of its newspaper division.
    http://www.editorsweblog.org/newspaper/2008/05/us_washington_post_co_q1_profits_drop_39.php

  5. BigMac Says:

    Well, I’m no obama fan, but we all know speaking in tongues is a gimmick don’t we.

    I mean, we’re all adults here.

  6. WadeHM Says:

    It appears that the Washington Post is brining up old news and propaganda once again. Sarah Palin switched churches a long time ago to a different church that is more quiet and one where she can worship God in a more contemplative manner. The WP needs to update itself to more current news. But they won’t because the truth can’t be made into anti-Palin propaganda.

  7. Maj Worth Says:

    When Jeremiah Wright comes out with his book in the end of October, then let all bloggers blitz the world with his sermons of “G-d damn America…”
    Its called Shock and Awe….

  8. bryan Says:

    As you all may or may not be aware, the WashingtonPost.com posted a cartoon of Sarah Palin, McCain and “God”. This cartoon was very offensive and showed how the Washington Post is bias and Anti-Christian. Although the Post states that they are fair and non-political and tolerant of religions, this cartoon shows and proves that they are not. Many letters have been sent to the Editor who has responded with a formal “canned” response about the Washington Post 5th amendment. The Washington Post stated last year that they would NOT post the Muslim cartoon (click link below). This is why the Washington Post is not a reliable source and this should be pointed out in the media.

    Protest the Post is now organizing a media blitz to bring this cartoon and the Washington Post’s actions to light. Many of the talk shows have been contacted as well as Christian organizations around the US. We are asking for Christians to sign up on our site and post your views. We will be organizing a protest on the steps of the Washington Post Headquarters in DC in the near future.

    It is time for the Christians to unite with one voice and stand up to the media to protect our values and faith in this crucial time in our country.

    Please sign up today!

    http://www.protestthepost.com

    info@protestthepost.com

    Media Inquiries: Please call 1.703.609.7709

  9. Bryant Says:

    The Assemblies of God say the nastiest things about everyone else’s religion, so why do they object so strongly when someone gives them a taste of their own medicine? The same for the Republicans – they beat the Jeremiah Wright thing into the ground, and now that they are acting like this business is an outrageous affront to their sensibilities. They can dish it out but they can’t take it. Hypocrites. If these people are offended, no one else should care. They were all going to vote for whomever the Republicans put out there, no matter who it was, and this cartoon is not going to affect that matter one way or another. It was a good cartoon – funny and right on the money. Palin deserves to be lampooned mercilessly, because she is an outrage herself.

  10. Scott Thong Says:

    Because, monsiuer, many Christians who are not AoG also practise the gift of tongues. Protestants, Catholics… You name it.

    I’m not AoG. I attend a Baptist church. I speak in tongues privately. I don’t go around bashing other people’s or denominations’ beliefs. What justifies the WaPo cartoon’s attack on me? How did I offend WaPo… Or you?

    Jeremiah Wright was one man, who openly declared ‘war’ on America with his remarks. I doubt that by condemning or mocking people who curse America, plenty of other Christians would be offended. “Hey, those cartoons are mocking my belief in d*mning America!”

    As for being ‘funny and right on the money’… Well I suppose everyone has their own taste. Doubtless many Muslims did not find the Mohammed cartoons funny.

    But put it this way: Replace Palin and McCain in the cartoon with generic Pentecostal Christians. Would it still be a just ‘political commentary’? Or would it qualify as hate speech against a Christian denomination?

    The way the cartoon was structured made it a lampoon of anyone who speaks in tongues, not Palin in particular or exclusively.

  11. Arkansas Says:

    The only reason you are calling him a Muslim is because you don’t want to be caught calling him a nigg*r.

  12. thenonconformer Says:

    spiritual gifts is not the only thing the devil blinds many people to

    http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/the-promises-of-eternal-life-by-jesus-christ/

  13. prophecy Says:

    Just for you blinded incoherent people…the gift of the Holy Ghost is real and where you spend eternity should be a much larger concern to you than to make a mockery of God…or the next president. None of these things really matter if he comes back tomorrow…now do they?

  14. prophecy Says:

    BigMac do you go to church?

  15. G-Bo Says:

    Please read, read, and re-read the book of Acts in the Holy Bible. To all those who have made a mockery of God, and his people…I pray that God opens your minds to what has been written. It’s real and hopefully you obey what the bible teaches and adhere to it before He comes for His church!

  16. Donald O. Carroll Says:

    I am a Christian mystic.

    Sarah Palin is not on the side of Christ. Open your ears and listen to her message. Where is the love? No, Sarah Palin unwittingly is on the dark side. She speaks to vulnerable, ignorant and weak people with a message of empowerment and prosperity. It is an appelaing message. She only thinly veils her hatred. Her listeners are pumped with the bestial adrenaline of it. She attacks liberals as elitists to create divisiveness. Her ego feeds on fear (yes, she is a bully).

    If Palin focuses her spirit ritually in private, we don’t know. But we have seen her ilk before, and know that this is typical of what happens behind their closed doors. Anton Lavey and Adolph Hitler both turned to the occult to focus their dark powers. As did Timothy McVeigh and John Wilkes Boothe. The blood of the innocent is required. Hitler wanted to sit at the right hand of a risen Satan. To get there, he knew he had to destroy the world in a grand conflagration. Fortunately, he did not have nuclear weapons at his disposal. Sarah Palin will. And she will justify all her murders in the name of righteousness. Beware of Satanists like Lavey. They have gone mainstream and put on nice suits and smiles. They pretend it’s all fun and games spiritualism (as in all religions are created equal).

    To recognize good from bad, listen to the message. If there is love in it, it is good. A dark charismatic cannot deliver a message of love without tripping up. (Like Hitler and Napoleon) they have to hide their hands, because they are crippled.

    BE NOT AFRAID

    The world is not ending. It is only just beginning. No one has to die for this to happen. There has been enough death and destruction. This needs to be our time of reconciliation.

    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL

  17. James Stroud Says:

    If these wing-nuts were Democrat, this is what they would say:

    “Don’t you know, Sarah Palin is a Muslim? That’s why she dropped out of the Pentecostal Church. She hangs around with terrorists and practices her shooting on Moose. She has admitted it! Look for yourself. We have a right to know about her terrorist dealings. Look at her brown eyes and hair. Her husband Todd is angry and has converted her to Islam. Read the report. She is a Muslim. There is no hiding it. Look how dark she is even though she lives in Alaska where the sun never comes out and its night six months out of the year. How does she do it? She wears a lot of makeup to cover it up. SHE NEEDS TO REMOVE HER MAKEUP AT HER NEXT SPEECH SO WE CAN SEE WHAT SHE IS HIDING!”

    Now the wing-nuts know how they sound when they talk about Obama. Guess what, wing-nuts: you define yourself as a wing-nut when you talk about Obama this way.

  18. Scott Thong Says:

    The irony of the timing…

    Here’s a new post that responds to your comment!

    Parody of Obama’s Muslim Faith Denials: Francis Xavier Christianson denies he is a Catholic

  19. thenonconformer Says:

    http://cspanjunkie.org/?p=792
    This is a very impressive speech by Sarah Palin to all Americans and thus it really show why it is no surprise now that the Democrats they to falsely abuse her, bash her now.
    http://allanerickson.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/now-official-endorses-palin/

  20. James Stroud Says:

    Scott Thong. Here is what your fellow wing-nuts are saying about you:

    “I like the name Scott Thong. What are you Daoist? Bhuddist? Hindu? Muslim? Surely not a Christian with a name like Thong. What’s Thong Chinese? I bet you worship underwear with a name like Thong.”

    As for your irony of timing. Here you go, straight from John McCain’s Campaign Adviser, you wing-nut: “I think there have been quite a few reporters recently,” said Mr. McCain’s closest adviser, Mark Salter, “who have sort of implied, or made more than implications, that somehow we’re responsible for the occasional nut who shows up and yells something about Barack Obama.”

    Hey Thong: You are the nut about which John McCain’s campaign adviser speaks. When McCain loses this election, you can blame yourself and fellow wing-nuts.

  21. thenonconformer Says:

    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/joe-biden-always-says-what-he-believes-to-be-true-even-if-it-is-not-so/

  22. Scott Thong Says:

    Scott Thong. Here is what your fellow wing-nuts are saying about you:

    “I like the name Scott Thong. What are you Daoist? Bhuddist? Hindu? Muslim? Surely not a Christian with a name like Thong. What’s Thong Chinese? I bet you worship underwear with a name like Thong.”

    I seriously doubt wingnuts said that… That sounds more like the sort of infantile language used by urine-throwing ‘peace’ protestors, abstract performance artistes, liberal college professors and Roseanne Barr. All typical Moonbats, by the way.

    I surmise that you are projecting your own spluttering rage onto so-called wingnuts who exist only in the vivid, LSD-addled imaginations of 9/11 truthers who fear the mind control rays of Rove.

    that somehow we’re responsible for the occasional nut who shows up and yells something about Barack Obama.”

    The keyword here is occasional. Meaning, very seldom appearing.

    As opposed to Obama-lovin’, Palin-hatin’ bats. Of whom the adjective extremely common is better used.

    Crush the Obamedia narrative: Look who’s “gripped by insane rage”

    As for my surname, it appears in the Bible – John the Baptist is not even worthy to touch it.

    How about you, Stroud?

    You are the nut about which John McCain’s campaign adviser speaks. When McCain loses this election, you can blame yourself and fellow wing-nuts

    I agree. If McCain loses this election, it’ll be because he’s too liberal for the true Conservative base.

    Now, Palin on the other hand…

  23. AliSina Says:

    James Stroud is muslim? Hussein Obama claims to be some kind of christian.

  24. James Stroud Says:

    Scott Thong said “infantile language”.

    Now you are starting to get it.

  25. Scott Thong Says:

    Infantile

    More infantile

    Very, very infantile

  26. Jim Reese Says:

    Silence is acceptance and I’ll be silent any more. The fact that the cartoon shows God Himself cursing, get a clue. You couldn’t find anything else to pick on Governor Palin about except her faith. Forget the fact that she speaks in tongues, her faith in God should be visible enough in the fact that she has that many children, one with a special gift from God and I mean that as I said it, Downs Syndrome is a gift that only certain people can handle and God has given Governor Palin the ability to handle while running a state.
    I’ve been saved since I was 12, I’m now 35 and I used to think that speaking in tongues was a ploy to make someone look closer to God than any one else. Now that I have been blessed and anointed by God and have spoken in tongues myself, there’s nothing better in the world.
    Regardless of whether or not the Republicans win or loose, citizens of the United States shoules be proud of Govenor Palin and any other lady that can run a state and keep her family together they way that she has. Does that mean that Governor Palin’s family is perfect – there’s no such thing and we all have our disappointments in life. Governor Palin has the grace, love and mercy of God to help her along with a faith-family to back her up.
    If more citizens of the United States would really look at what God has done through her and asked God to do use us the way that she has, the world might just be a better place all around.
    There’s only one God that gave His son that died and was resurrected and now lives in us. No other god that died has come back to life.
    My prayers are with Governor Palin and her family as this is no easy task for any one running for any office, especially VP.

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  28. Harpy Says:

    to Mr. Scott Thong: Sir, no offense or anything but a thong (in old times) was just a leather strap. I really don’t like you or Mr. James Stroud. I’m very sorry if this upsets you but each to their own (you don’t have to like me either!) in my eyes you’re both acting so childlike!!!! Either way we will see one day soon! So the best of luck to you and Goodbye from me a young Texan TOUNGE TALKIN ANOINTED PENTECOSTAL TEEN to Mr. Reese : I like whatcha said.

  29. Simon Thong Says:

    Haha, Harpy Birthday to you~

  30. Simon Thong Says:

    In Greek mythology, a harpy (“snatcher”, from Latin: harpeia, originating in Greek: ἅρπυια, harpūia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be “that which snatches” as it comes from the ancient Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), which means “to snatch”.

  31. Simon Thong Says:

    Har·py
       
    –noun,plural-pies.
    1.
    Classical Mythology. a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman’s head and a bird’s body.
    2.
    (lowercase) a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; shrew.
    3.
    (lowercase) a greedy, predatory person.

    Nothing good about your name, Harpeeeeeee!!!!!

  32. Scott Thong Says:

    to Mr. Scott Thong: Sir, no offense or anything but a thong (in old times) was just a leather strap. – harpy

    That is correct:

    THONG OF THE DAY!!!!

    And yes, I guess I did respond in a rather less mature manner to James Stroud. I prefer to communicate on a level and in a manner commentors will understand.

  33. Simon Thong Says:

    Some people would say that Thong is a name that is synonymous with servant-hood to Jesus:
    And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. Mark 1.7.

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