My video report for The Daily Beast on Sarah Palin’s longtime church is now uploaded to Youtube. A brief synopsis follows below.
When Bishop Thomas Muthee returned to Wasilla Assembly of God this September, I was there. Though Sarah Palin’s friend, Pastor Ed Kalnins, had banned all recording devices from the church, I managed to capture Muthee’s violent invocations against “The Enemy” with a hidden camera. Then, I headed down to McCain-Palin headquarters in Anchorage to ask Palin’s spokespeople about her extreme religious beliefs. I also interviewed Rev. Howard Bess, a local pastor mercilessly persecuted by Palin and her allies, for more insight into the theology behind the VP pick’s right-wing politics.
Finally, I headed to Los Angeles, and over to the editing studio of Michael Wilson, maker of the brilliant documentary, Silhouette City. Together, we produced “In The Land Of Queen Esther: The Unauthorized Sarah Palin Story.” See it for yourself.