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Sarah Palin Wrong to Compare Waterboarding to Holy Baptism
Contact: Patty Bills, Faith and Action, 202-546-8329
 
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Missionary to Capitol Hill, Rev. Rob Schenck, who attended the recent NRA convention where Governor Sarah Palin compared waterboardng to baptism, admonishes her to retract her statement in a blog posted today.
 
Photo: Rev. Rob Schenck (left) with Cheryl Schenck, Sarah Palin and Todd Palin, at their home in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Schenck, March 31, 2011, Wasilla, Alaska)
 
Schenck, who, in 2008, congratulated Palin on the platform in Dayton, Ohio after she was announced as GOP vice-presidential candidate, and who visited in with her in her Alaska home in 2011, writes that he remains an admirer. However, Schenck, who holds degrees in Bible, theology, religion, and Christian ministry, says Palin's statement constitutes a serious error and is a form of heresy.
 
Rev. Schenck said about his post, "Governor Palin, as a Christian, made an egregious error that not only violates biblical doctrine, but places the lives of fellow Christians at risk around the world. I've sent a private message to her, but I decided to offer a correction publicly because her statement was public and needs to be corrected immediately."
 
Schenck's post can be found at his blog on www.faithandaction.org. He is available for comment at mobile, 202-656-1252.
 
Rev. Rob Schenck is president and lead missionary for Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital, a Christian missionary outreach to top government officials in Washington, DC. He is an ordained evangelical minister of 32 years and holds degrees in Bible, theology, religion, and Christian ministry. His doctoral dissertation was on political idolatry in the context of the theology of church and state. For identification purposes only, Schenck also serves as chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, one of America's oldest associations of independent evangelical ministers, missionaries, and military chaplains.