Alaskan Crazy Lady Hilariously Uses Fake Story to Claim Christians are Being Persecuted (Video)

sarah-palin-crazyAnother day, another Republican falling for a fake story. This time it’s our resident podium seeker from Alaska, Sarah Palin. Usually I can understand why a group of people might support someone with which I completely disagree. Take, for instance, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. I completely loathe both of these men with just about every ounce of my being, but I understand why millions of conservatives support them. Heck, at least they can both put together coherent sentences when pushing their right-wing propaganda.


I can’t honestly say that about Sarah Palin. Often when I watch one of her speeches, an interview she’s given or some random internet rambling posted on her channel, it’s just an incoherent word salad. Outside of her tossing out random right-wing talking points and bashing President Obama just about every chance she gets, I really don’t get why so many conservatives still view this woman as someone of influence. But, sadly, she does still have quite a bit of influence.

Well, the tea party queen once again made herself look like a complete idiot by ranting on about how Christians are being persecuted based on a story out of Missouri concerning a boy who claimed his teacher told him he wasn’t allowed to read the Bible to himself during free time. There’s just one slight problem – the story wasn’t true. Yes, that link is to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze showing that even that ridiculous right-wing propaganda website admitted that this story was complete fiction.

But that didn’t stop Palin from posting a video on her website babbling on and on about how this “story” shows how Christians are being persecuted in this country.

“In my book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, I talk about how our religious freedom is being eroded by angry atheists with attorneys,” Palin said. “Here’s another example.”

Again, this is not an example of anything but her stupidity because it’s a fake story.

“But normal people, then, understanding that litigation is a hassle and don’t want to go through it,” Palin continued. “So angry atheists know that, so they use their inflamed rhetoric to coerce teachers and principals, they’re forcing them to take away the religious freedoms of their students.”

As opposed to angry Christians like herself who are constantly trying to force their views on other people. Ironic isn’t it?

“But they frequently just intimidate and harass and annoy people into caving to their atrocious, ridiculous, nonsensical demands by spreading a false understanding of what the separation of church and state means,” she stated.

Actually, it’s people like her who try to distort what the separation of church and state means. It’s pretty clear that religion is to be kept separate from government and any publicly funded entities – which include public schools. Palin and people like her are the ones who are constantly trying to force the Bible in places it doesn’t belong.


Either way, everything she said was essentially pointless because she based this drivel on a story that wasn’t true.

But even though the story was fiction, the points Palin tried to make are completely preposterous. She just doesn’t understand that freedom of religion doesn’t mean that people like her are free to force their religious views on other people. But that’s exactly what they mean when people such as herself claim that their “religious freedoms are under attack.”

The truth is, nobody cares what religion individuals such as herself believe in. Sarah Palin, and all those like her, are free to be as Christian as they want to be and nobody will stop them. The only thing they cannot do, and what our Constitution prohibits them from doing, is force their views on other people.

Watch her comments below via SarahPalinChannel:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    If you google ‘student suspended for religious’ you come away with a perspective more in line with Palin’s and less in line with the authors.

    • Ruth Hill

      ‘Student suspended for religious’ what? Thumping other children with their religious books? Harassing and bullying other students that their religious teachings have convinced them are “bad”? Or just a bunch of other lies about poor persecuted christian kids not being allowed to read their bibles or say their prayers. It doesn’t matter how often a lie is told, it’s still a lie.

      • lindylou

        One should also be able to understand the difference between a student reading his “inspirational” word during a free-choice time, and ignoring the teacher and disrupting the class. Disruption and oppositional behavior are a favored tactic of the poor beset Christians.

      • GenerallyConfused

        Unfortunately, a lie told often enough can become truth. I think that’s what the half-term governor is trying (and failing miserably) to do.

    • lindylou

      You can find anything you want to if you look hard enough. You just have to know how to direct your search, for instance, starting with the American Family Association, or likewise sites, and then go no further. Jim, you tell us that you are able to sort out the differences between conservative bloviation and fact, but obviously you don’t want to.

      • Jim Bean

        When you say I failed I have to assume to are saying there is absolutely no persecution of Christians. Am I making the correct assumption?

      • frivolous01

        There is absolutely no persecution of Christians in the United States.

      • Ceri Cat

        Well not quite, I mean there’s that dang WBC that keep picketing funerals harassing other “Christians” for instance and there’s other examples if you think about it. But in no way are they persecuted like they claim to be.
        The fact is your religious freedom only applies to you yourself nobody has any right to tell another what they’re allowed to believe but hey it’s what many of these “Christians” do constantly, is it any wonder why we can’t stand them preaching at us?

      • lindylou

        Not here. The “victim” label some so called fanatic Christians who wish to impose their narrowness on a populace is self-inflicted. Allowing same sex marriage is NOT an attack on highly conservative Christians. Most people could not care less about how you feel personally wounded by civil rights you wish to deny.

      • Jim Bean

        The thing that keeps me scratching my head is the way the same liberals who despise Christians who won’t cheer for abortion and gay marriage have so much respect for Muslims who will kill gays for being gay and women for getting pregnant when they shouldn’t have.

        Liberals walk through life backwards saying to everyone else, “Look at me. Can’t you see how F’d up you are?”

      • frivolous01

        Seriously, how is that even relevant to this discussion? I’m guessing that you realized you were losing and decided to divert to something entirely different. Regardless, the liberals that you despise so much respect Christians and Muslims EXACTLY the same amount, less depending upon their INDIVIDUAL actions. That is the key; every member of every religion deserves the same amount of respect that any member of society does. Then, if they do something reprehensible, we condemn them for their individual actions. See how that works?

      • Jim Bean

        The entire Muslim population supports stoning adulterous women. Where are you on that?

      • frivolous01

        The entire Asiant population eats cats and dogs. Where are you on that?

      • Jim Bean

        I’m ok with it.

      • lindylou

        One can condemn that and still resist turning this country into a christian theocracy. Why can’t you understand that?

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        THAT IS PURE B.S. Geeze—do you not have any intelligent comments to make? What? That’s what I thought.

      • Retrodude

        No they do not. How stupid.

      • Jim Bean

        >>>>>>>>>>>..Google – Norway Islamic Leader: ‘Every Muslim’ Wants ‘Death Penalty for Homosexuals’ –

      • Retrodude

        I have. But to say that EVERY single Muslim agrees with that is rather stupid. I suppose I could turn it around and say all Christian/conservatives are homophobic/racist, but I obviously know that’s not the case. Of course, all homophobes/racists will most definitely vote Republican…

      • Jim Bean

        My point was that the religion accepts it. You’re probably right that many don’t particularly like it but they are under no religious obligation to object to it.

      • D Lemon

        What a dumb thing to say. Liberals don’t support the atrocities committed by Muslims; that’s one of the reasons we fight so hard against Christians who want to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us. We would prefer to not be overrun by radical Christianists who would like us to treat women and gays and people of color as Muslims do.

      • lindylou

        You must have dug a hole in your head from all that scratching. Nobody is asking anyone to cheer for abortion. And just because one advocates for freedom of choice does not make one a supporter of radical Islam. Are you 15?

        And, BTW, what’s with “women … getting pregnant when they shouldn’t have.” They had willing help I expect.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        First of all I’ve never known ANYONE who “cheers for abortion”. What a dumb comment. Secondly I also don’t know and have never heard of any liberals that respected Muslims who killed gays and didn’t even know that was something they did and I don’t think YOU know that either. You just seem to have diahreah of the mouth every time you post on here. A troll doesn’t have much to say on his own—just spewing words.

      • Jim Bean

        Perhaps what you think about me has more to do with your reliance on a faulty intuition and being too lazy to verify what you suspect.

        Google – Seven countries impose death penalty for homosexuality –

    • GenerallyConfused

      Then why, exactly, did Glenn Beck’s own website debunk her lie? Oh, wait…

      and as far as “suspended for religious”, religious what? There is no erosion of religious rights – you’re allowed to believe what you want to believe and the state can not persecute you for that. When you interrupt a session with your personal belief where it doesn’t belong is where the problem lies. Your personal belief is just that: yours.

    • Big0725

      I can Google “Adolf Hitler was a philanthropist” and I can find an article supporting it.

      • not_Bridget

        Not quite. The result is “About 8,270,000 results (0.63 seconds)”.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      I’m sure in google you can find what you want to find. But seeing as you, Mr. Bean, are the one who wrote the comment I think I’ll just drop the subject since you seem to always be the troll on these sites.

    • Cemetery Girl

      I looked and found two middle school children suspended. The boy was Native American and suspended for refusing to cut his hair, but not cutting hair is part of his tribe’s religion. (Hmm, can’t count him. He’s not Christian, so following his religious traditions doesn’t count.) There was a Christian girl suspended. She harassed her teacher about the teacher’s religion, although the teacher never stated her religious beliefs. The teacher declined discussing the Bible in class, which the student interpreted that the teacher needed to be introduced to Christ. After repeatedly telling the student it was not a topic she wished to discuss, the student then left Christian pamphlets on the teacher’s desk. Harassment violates the school’s conduct code, so even though she is a good student she had to be suspended for violating the rules.
      Being Christian shouldn’t be an excemption from all rules. That doesn’t mean Christians are persecuted. I keep a copy of the Bible on my iPod. My sons have it on their Kindles. They could read if during free time. (Although I know they read about Minecraft strategies instead.) If they pulled out a Bible in the middle of Math and started reading while the teacher is teaching then they deserve a detention. I’ve attended several different Christian churches recently and none of them were raided by the police or vandalized with anti-Christian hate. My kids have worn their Vacation Bible School shirts to school (which all have a Bible quote on them) and haven’t been told to change, asked not to wear them again, or been punished.

      • Sunnysmom

        Exactly. There is no real war on religious freedom..it’s made up and blown out of proportion so we can have more ridiculous non-issues to fight about. I am not a religious person, but support everyone’s right to worship and believe as they wish. It just stops where my body and life start. The mere presence of a bible, or a t-shirt, or an opinion is not grounds for a “holy” war. Coming into my personal space and saying I have to do what your religion says, however, is.

      • Ceri Cat

        Yeah it’s incredibly offensive. My personal beliefs it’s a big no no to preach at others, we find our way here on our own, it’s a freedom we prefer extends to all. I kind of wonder where my kids will end up with their beliefs but while ever it doesn’t harm others I really don’t mind if they worship Allah, YHWH, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever else they find they take solace in. I kind of wish people like Palin would extend that same consideration to others.

    • not_Bridget

      I Googled “UFO’s are really demons” and received “About 1,960,000 results (0.47 seconds) “

  • I-RIGHT-I

    Did she get shot down by a rocket or shot at by a sniper like Brian and Hillary? No? Never mind then.

    • Ruth Hill

      Are you aware that this is an article about Sarah Palin, the half-term half-wit? The stories about Brian and Hillary have nothing to do with this. Or are you trying to insinuate that when a person tells a lie it cancels out a lie told by someone else? Either way…your comment makes you sound very stupid..

      • I-RIGHT-I

        Why should the average American (you’re not average or American would be my guess) hold Sarah Palin or even Brian what’s his name BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD than person (yes her) that pretends legitimacy to the highest office of the land.
        Answer that one Quisling.

      • Big0725

        Wow! Channeling Caribou Barbie I see!

      • Pipercat

        Yoooooobetcha!

      • I-RIGHT-I

        Valid question I don’t know if Palin asked it or not. Why shouldn’t she? How ’bout Williams? He’s the truth teller for MSM isn’t he but he’s not running for President and getting how much money from the foreigner’s this time like your old hag? Whatever, when you grow up a little and life kicks your butt as it surely will maybe you’ll remember Caribou Barbie in a different light.

      • Ruth Hill

        So typical of a mindless,far right wingnut to insist that anyone who doesn’t agree with them, isn’t American. As far as being average…I try not to be. Anyway, where did I say Sarah the Quitter should be held to a higher standard than Brian or Hillary? I said this article is about Palin, because it is. You seem to have trouble with reading comprehension. Also, “person (yes her) that pretends legitimacy to the highest office of the land”? Perfectly describes Sarah the Quitter, half-term half-wit. And you haven’t answered my question. Do you think a lie told by one person cancels out a lie told by another? And, if that’s the case, no one’s lied. Right?

      • I-RIGHT-I

        You’re going into one of those interment camps you built for me Haman. lol

      • Pipercat

        Naah, he’s just a really bad thread jacker.

    • BobLoblaw

      Deflection denied.

      Go troll a Brian or Hillary story.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        You can answer my question to Quisling #1 just above Quisling #2. Thanks in advance for your input. Can’t wait to see it.

      • sherry06053

        What the hell are you talking about? I didn’t even see any question – as far as I can tell, you are trying to justify Palin’s gibberish by calling people names and…well, I don’t even know why you brought Hillary and Brian into the comments. You sound like Palin using another account name. You don’t make any sense either. Wow…Sarah? Is this you???

      • I-RIGHT-I

        You don’t know what a Quisling is do you baby?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        you might want to up your meds today Miss….

      • I-RIGHT-I

        That MS to you….you knuckle dragging gay hipster woman hater you!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        OK, you might want to up your meds today Ms. BTW, that’s a lot of hate your are throwing out there…..I feel sorry for your family.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        I have no idea what you are talking about but thanks for calling.

      • Preadn

        So, what invading army did Ruth Hill aid and later serve in a puppet government? Since it’s you who hurled the insult, I assume that you will be able to clarify.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        You got the threads mixed up. Disqus still hasn’t got the bugs worked out evidently. I have no idea what you’re talking about but if you’re going to try and defend that lady you’d probably better go get a lot of help. I don’t think she’s all there.

      • Preadn

        I’ll go ahead and quote your reply to Ruth where she questioned you about whether you knew this was an article about Sarah Palin or not:

        “Why should the average American (you’re not average or American would be my guess) hold Sarah Palin or even Brian what’s his name TO A HIGHER STANDARD than person (yes her) that pretends legitimacy to the highest office of the land.
        Answer that one Quisling.”

        As per Dictionary.com:
        Quisling – a person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government.
        A term that was named after Vidkun Quisling – the Pro-Nazi leader of Norway.

        You brought up two completely separate, and contextually inappropriate stories to the topic at hand. Then you called her Quisling. I’m not trying to defend anyone, merely trying to assess how one leads to the other.
        As far as someone who is not “all there,” I would suggest a mirror in your very near future. Your contribution to this thread is extremely disjointed, rude, and does nothing to further the discussion on the topic at hand.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        The topic is hypocritical left wing nonsense. The question to the Quisling is why are you concerned about the lady who is politically finished and not the inveterate liar and criminal actor who wants to be the next President of the United States? Yes, I know what a Quisling is and the non responses to my pertinent and important question and your attempt to go back to the lame article makes me wonder about you too.
        If you do not see an invading enemy already on our shores, in our political offices, in our State Department then you are the enemy. That’s even if you’re not an American.

      • Retrodude

        Totally moronic.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        I agree. A real lunatic is running for Lord and Master and that doesn’t bother you, Palin bothers you so I know for a fact that there is something terribly wrong with YOU. Srsly you’re a candidate. Here’s the fun part dummy. You’re a candidate to play the part of Haman in a little passion play that’s being put together right now. If you’ve got half a brain you’ll be able to discover the plan. It’s actually just a working idea at this point but I should have it ready to submit by the time the elections roll around.

      • Retrodude

        Palin doesn’t bother me whatsoever. She’s always good for a laugh, sweets. And what the FUCK are you blabbering about? Not making any sense whatsoever. Let me guess- did God tell Caribou Barbie to run for Pres too? Seems God tells all the right-wing fuckwads to run for President, yet they all seem to LOSE. Funny.

        Seems Hillary TERRIFIES you, simply because you know your side hasnt’ ONE viable candidate- the GOP has become a freak show full of clowns, and will probably never see the inside of the White House again, until you jettison the nutty Tea Party wackos and the even-nuttier Religious Right.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        Oh, I see. You bust into the middle of a conversation and pretend you know what’s going on. F-off.

      • Retrodude

        I do know what’s going on. And why don’t YOU fuck off with a chainsaw, you right-wing tool. Does Jesus not allow you to use salty language, dear?

      • sherry06053

        First, I am NOT your “baby”. Second, calling people names and using insults does not make any point you were attempting to make any clearer. Third, your word “Quisling” makes no more sense in the context that you are using it as the rest of your comments. I bet you ARE Sarah! “Word salad” is a perfect description for both of you.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        You are all my “baby” baby, Quislings included. It’s a curse I tell you! You really do need to be protected.

      • sherry06053

        Who do I need to be protected from and who is responsible for protecting me? If we are “all your babies”, and it’s a “curse”, it’s self-inflicted, because you aren’t even capable of forming complete sentences or thoughts…

      • I-RIGHT-I

        I try and keep the cookies on the lower shelf for the kiddies and I note you understood me so that at least is a success. You need to be protected from yourself of course. The plan is to turn the tables on the nanny’s but don’t worry you’re in the best of hands for a change.

  • GenerallyConfused

    I’ll believe religious freedoms are under attack when my beliefs are persecuted… again.

  • Sunnysmom

    I’m beyond done with this faux war on “religious freedom” in this country. There is no war by angry athiests against Christians. There is no misunderstanding about religious freedom by thinking people. Americans are free to attend, or not attend any church they wish and believe anything they wish. But the right to “religious freedom” stops where my body and personal space begin. They should not be able to tell me which consenting adult I can marry, what decisions i can make for my own body etc. etc. Why is this so hard?

    If the story is true, and I don’t know if it is, the kid should be able to read his bible wherever he chooses. The mere presence of the bible isn’t the problem, it’s the crazy shit it makes people do.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      Perfectly said!!! I agree 100%!!

    • David Canoy

      I’m a Pagan in the Bible belt. Pagans in general are a minority just about everywhere so needless to say we don’t have churches. We typically rent or reserve spaces at libraries or parks. It’s a giggle to have your religious gathering in a rented space where Christians can stand on the sidewalk and proclaim you to be hell bound devil worshipers in need of saving and repentance for the sin of not being one of the oh so lovely people screaming at you. It’s a blast to plan meetings in secret because you don’t want your children or women targeted. We have one rule – Harm none. That is the only reason I am not in prison. I HATE Christianity. If there is to be a war against these people I want in.

      • Sunnysmom

        Ugh I’m so sorry to hear that you can’t enjoy your own beliefs in peace!! You’re not asking them to believe as you do, you’re just doing your thing. I’ll never understand why they care so much to behave that way. Again, their rights stop where your space starts and vice versa. Still not sure why it’s so hard. 🙁

    • D Lemon

      The story was not true. The kid and his family lied, and right-wing media ate it up

  • Keith

    Christianity could not survive without its persecution story.