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Cartoon Offends

Pat Oliphant’s cartoon, printed last Wednesday on Washingtonpost.com, received criticism for being offensive, particularly from some 350 Pentecostals. Debra Howell, who appeased such responses in her column, continued the discussion with a more general piece on the politics of cartoons. In response, a Getreligion post by Mollie pointed out that not only is the cartoon […]

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Pat Oliphant’s cartoon, printed last Wednesday on Washingtonpost.com, received criticism for being offensive, particularly from some 350 Pentecostals. Debra Howell, who appeased such responses in her column, continued the discussion with a more general piece on the politics of cartoons. In response, a Getreligion post by Mollie pointed out that not only is the cartoon offensive to Pentecostals, but that “Howell neglected to mention in her lengthy column was that Oliphant was so ignorant of Palin’s religious views that he didn’t even know that she is no longer Pentecostal.” Actually, it’s not entirely clear what Palin’s religious views are at this point in time. In 2002, she did leave the Assemblies of God church that belonged to for almost all of her life and joined a nearby Bible church, but she remains a “friend’ of her old church and is reported to attend an Assemblies of God church when she’s in Juneau.