Sunday, October 23, 2011
Governor Palin spoke yesterday at the Extraordinary Women Conference, a gathering of Christian women in Tupelo, Mississippi. Galen Holley, writing for Nems360.com, reports:
Palin told of giving her life to Christ at a Bible camp when she was a girl. Her perspective on world affairs changed, she said, when she became a mother, a point she teased out in a speech delivered to almost all women.
She was reminded of scripture, Palin said, upon learning at age 44 that she was pregnant with her son, Trig.
"I laughed. I remember another Sarah who laughed, too," Palin said, referring Genesis 18:12, where the wife of Abraham laughs at the suggestion that she will have a child in her old age.
With clenched fists, an impassioned Palin said abortion is a great evil and that children, like Trig, who was born with Down syndrome, remind society how to be compassionate and loving.
Palin repeatedly emphasized that the United States is a Christian nation, one based on "God-fearing, Judeo-Christian principles."
"We cannot retreat, ladies. We have to reload with truth," Palin said to thunderous applause, drawing a parallel between the Tea Party movement and the salt and light of which Jesus speaks in Matthew 5.
Lori Zustiak of Nashville sat rocking her young son near the entrance to the arena as Palin finished on stage.
"Governor Palin is just very inspiring," Zustiak said. "She reminds us of what America used to be."
Read the full article here.