June 16th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Your Take: Comments on Sarah Palin's e-mail from God

One theme to emerge in the comments on yesterday's post about Sarah Palin penning an e-mail in God's voice is that a lot of her critics were quite moved by her note:

I am certainly not a Sarah Palin political fan but I thought this email was wonderful. It truly shows that she, as a mother, views her beautiful boy as a blessing and perfect in spite of what society may say. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to hear those words from your doctor and spend months carrying the baby, not knowing just quite what this extra chromosome means. ... She embraced it and shows unconditional love. Truly refreshing. I wish we all could view everyone in the same light regardless of any differences


I feel exactly the same way. When I see her name in headlines I usually cringe, but this piece of news is actually refreshing!

Lots of others who are not necessarily Palin bashers were also touched:

The tears were filling up my eyes as I read this beautiful, thoughtful, loving message to friends and family near and far. As a special education educator – I must give Sarah Palin applause for her loving acceptance of her son as he is and her desire to share this message to all who would be a part of his life. It is with her leading example that she has set the tone for Trig's arrival and what is sure to be his life filled with as many wonderful memories as can be created. Thank you Sarah Palin for sharing this email with the rest of the world – it's a lesson all of humanity must remember.

And there were also plenty of commenters whose Palin loathing was only deepened by the revelation about the new e-mail:

Deity Watching it all
My eyes filled with tears too. About this "inspired lunatic" and her followers ever thinking that she could or should run a country. It would only end up in more "mixed up things down here", and then the big fellow up there would be really pretty puzzled and helpless. Imagine the mess a muddle brain like failin' Palin would create. No creator could clean that up. Well, we know already that he can't but what the hey, even if we pretend he could ...


OMG, and I use the God part loosely! This woman is even more of a lunatic than I thought. Email from God? Exorcisms? Come on!! And there's people that consider her Presidential. I'd sooner have fruit cake Reagan back and his wife's Astrological guidance to run the country. Like so many of the Bible thumpers, God is your way to deal with your weaknesses and inadequacies. If you have a problem, don't blame yourself, just say it's God's will. Grow up and take responsibility for lives instead of blaming the big magic man in the sky. Geeeeeezzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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soundoff (704 Responses)
  1. Raw

    Marketing people. It's all about her preparing to run.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  2. Marge

    I can not for the life of me understand how the media is praising these tea bags and republicans as if they were god. I am sure if there is a God he is not telling any of these callous republicans He wants them to be president. Quite the contrary I think He would tell them come along he is going to hit the ground with his staff and send them down to the depths were they deserve to be.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  3. George

    She will be swept into the presidency on a golden chariot as the rapture is taking place, to sit at the right hand of God and rule the world with a soccer mom's wisdom. yeah, you betcha she will.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • pazyfe

      i had to laugh you silly goose..............lololololol

      June 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  4. Josh

    dareink.............."It is not for us to decide who works the hardest or loves their families more deeply."................ I suppose you feel that should be left up to the boogie man in the sky

    June 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  5. Ray

    Her child can't help his mental impairment. She sought her's out and has honed it since last election!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  6. JC

    Palin's 'letter from God' sounds very familiar. I think I've read it or something close to it by other people who have a child with a major disability.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  7. Ray

    Maybe she should stop spending so much time trying to draw attention to herself and spend more time with her special needs child. I think God would like that if he existed.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  8. Tony

    Sure this email is personally very nice. But remember, she wrote it on public, tax-payer time and equipment while at work. Then she quit this work, this public service where she spent her time writing personal emails. Go figure...

    June 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
    • pazyfe

      very nice? very nice? give me break this is a mother trying to deal with the rest of her life, she believes in an AlmightyGod maker of heaven and Earth. When does being a politician require that you stop feeling, that you now are not affected by such a crisis, I am sure her life has changed upon having a child with special needs, give her a break, she has accepted her assignment to be a mother no matter how "imperfect" the world may see her or her son. You people who think God does not exist are delusional, you wake up everyday, are blessed with a beautiful sky, open your eyes to see those you love each day and still still still you say God does not exist!

      June 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  9. Zed 0

    I am not a Palin fan, but I don't see the problem with this, she's said much stranger things in the past.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  10. pazyfe

    I tell you after I had my son Johnny 24 years ago, I realized that Johnny is such a blessing. He has shown me how to love no matter what, how to pay more attention to people's eyes, to their body language. The way he smiles lays his beautiful face on my shoulder and requests a kiss and just wants me to look into his eyes. When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 9/2010, God gave me strength and Johnny provided ongoing hugs and kisses because this was what I needed. When he saw my hairless head his eyes looked at my scalp and then he looked into my eyes, looked at my scalp again then rubbed my head. His smile always makes me feel better. I will not lie this journey with Johnny has not ben easy, people would stare, laugh, take second and third glances, but I have learned to be brave not matter how people treat you, to be humble, and not react even when people are mean. Johnny was made for me because he has changed my life drastically, I have accomplished more with Johnny as opposed to when I was not a mother. I have a 19 y/o that does not have Down Syndrome and one day he tells me, "mom at times I wish I were like Johnny because he is so cool, he doesn't worry, he does not hurt people, he is always happy , and he doesn't care about what other people say." At times I am out with Johnny and he will see a group of people and pick just one person out of the crowd and shake that person's hand, Johnny is cool and I love him so! Thank you God for giving Johnny to me, he has taught me so much about life!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
    • Artist

      I think Johnny is the way he is because of his parents (you) and not god. But that is only my opinion. Thank you for sharing your story, it was very nice.

      June 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Ray

      That is a really tragic story but YOU had the strength to deal with those problems. Give yourself some credit! I sincerely hope things go well for you and yours.

      June 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  11. CDSJr

    ohfe777, have a good night. I'll hunt you down another time and we can play some more. Hug, hug, kiss, kiss....lol

    June 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  12. Lardoggy

    CNN thanks for the Palin story,always makes my day.Married 33 years,business owner 20 years.Palin is the best thing that has happen for the media in the 35 years that I have been voting as a non-partisan.Two party system is a JOKE!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  13. jason

    I once wrote a similar letter to the one Sarah wrote. I was 9 yrs old!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  14. Ray

    Normal American – yeah, I guess that is true, that is what is scary. So have you had any deep scientific discussions with anyone lately. Oh, that's right, science is evil. Sticks and stones bro – enjoy wallowing in your "normalness". Is somebody upset because I don't like their hero – poor little person.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  15. jason

    @Bill Who said anything about Obama. I'm talking about Sarah Palin, you momo!!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  16. Smarterst Human

    I think it's pretty obvious it is time to stop covering anything about this nutjob.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  17. Vishnu


    June 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • George


      June 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  18. Ohsowhat.

    Big deal. So what. This is it the big email. These people are getting desperate.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  19. CMC

    Palin is a hemroid and needs to be lanced with the rest of the butt sores in her party. I cant fathom why anyone with a 2 digit IQ can even listen to her without their ears bleeding.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  20. Cricket

    Sarah Palin is truly delusional. This letter, written DAYS before she supposedly had a premature baby, is just another example that she is mentally ill. I do not claim to understand her; I just find her sad. I feel bad for her children. She is obviously not well.

    Plus, if you were to believe her story, she unnecessarily risked the life of her unborn child. Any woman who is 7+ months pregnant who started leaking amniotic fluid should have immediately gone to the hospital to be checked out; she should not have boarded an airplane. The change in cabin pressure during take-offs and landing is known to cause a woman's water to break; it was totally reckless for her to take two flights back to Alaska.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
    • Artist

      Well that being she was even pregnant.

      June 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
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