James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family and one of the leaders of the “religious right,” did an interview the other day with Sarah Palin that you can hear here.
They speak very directly about Palin’s faith and about her commitment as a (in her words) “hard-core pro-lifer.”
Dobson says that it is “risky” to politicize Palin’s prayer life. But he tells her that many Christians are praying for her and that “God’s perfect will will be done on Nov. 4.”
Palin says she feels the intercession.
Asked if her faith is a big part of who she is, she answers: “It is my foundation, yes, my Christian faith is.”
They talk a bit about Palin’s infant, Trig, who has Down syndrome.
Palin: “To be honest with you, it scared me, though…I had to really be on my knees for the entire rest of the pregnancy asking that God would prepare my heart.”
Palin praises Dobson several times for the work that he does: “Your reward is going to be in heaven. I know that you take a lot of shots, also.”
Much of the interview focuses on the mainstream media and what Palin and Dobson agree has been unfair coverage of her campaign.
“I have never seen such hatred,” Dobson says.
“Even Joe the plumber is being carpet-bombed by the press,” he says.
Palin says: “This is when my faith becomes even more important to me. I have to have faith that my words will get out there to the American people despite the filter of the mainstream media.”
Dobson concludes that: “We’re on the same team. I’m just trying to serve the Lord, like you are…”