Jesus gave us a “new command” to love one another as he has loved us and by it, the world will know we are his disciples. (John 13:34-35)

Scripture is full of passages teaching us to love our enemies and friends alike and that even if we can move mountains with our faith, we are nothing more than a clanging, annoying and useless cymbal if we don’t love. (1 Cor 13:1-3)

But God’s word also says there will be false prophets among the people who will “introduce destructive heresies” and that “many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” (2 Peter 2)

True in the biblical age as well as today, that disrepute often revolves around human relations as God intended.

With regard to biblical sexuality, the union of a man and woman is woven throughout scripture, from the creation of Adam from dust and Eve out of his rib, to marriage in the Garden and Christ as the bridegroom, to the marriage supper of the Lamb in Revelation. The matrimonial union of man and woman is a signature sign of God to his people.

Palin’s enthusiastic acceptance of an endorsement by the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of LBTQIA citizens who support conservative fiscal and national defense policies, has confounded many Alaskans.

As believers we are called to simultaneously love without condition and discern with wisdom. It is a balance that challenges and prods the Body of Christ.

Sarah Palin’s recent enthusiastic acceptance of an endorsement by the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/aromantic/agender (LBTQIA) citizens who support conservative fiscal and national defense policies, has confounded many Alaskans – and for good reason.

Biblical sexuality is an essential part of the Christian faith as well as the Grand Old Party. In June of 2022, the influential Republican Study Committee introduced its Family Policy Agenda with an impressive list of measures to address and strengthen the cornerstone of our culture – Father, Mother and Child.

The first priority of the agenda, containing 80 policy recommendations, makes it clear that “The traditional family is held in open contempt by far-left ideologues, who seek to pit children against their parents and intrude on families’ personal childrearing decisions.”

Palin voters must ask themselves whether her embracement of the Log Cabin Republicans indicates she is “evolving.”

It rightfully sees the many manifestations of the left’s radical gender ideology – including public schools fostering so-called “gender transitions” behind parents’ backs, and the redefinition of what it means to be a woman – as harmful to our country. It also recognizes the fundamental and biblically-aligned reality that children do best when they are raised in a secure family with their mother and father.

Far from “evolving” on these foundational social truths, which originate on a much higher level than “wokeness,” Republicans are once again reiterating how essential traditional family values are.

The question Palin voters must ask themselves is whether her embracement of the Log Cabin Republicans indicates she is “evolving” or playing political games to win a two-year gig among 434 other U.S. House members in our nation’s capital.

In Alaska Family Action’s recent U.S. House Candidate Survey, Palin agreed that creating special protected categories based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” poses a grave threat to religious liberty, conscience protections, and privacy in intimate facilities like restrooms and locker rooms.

She agreed that efforts in Congress to revive the “Equal Rights Amendment” should be defeated as it will overturn existing pro-life policies, mandate public funding of abortion, and undermine women’s civil rights protections due to judicial rulings claiming that laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of “sex” must be interpreted to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.”

We must know that ranking both Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, in a manner that most aligns with our personal views, is critical in this current voting environment.

She said she would support legislation, similar to the “First Amendment Defense Act” to bar the federal government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based upon their religious beliefs or moral convictions that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.

Palin also said she supports the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” which would make it a violation of federal law for recipients of federal funds who operate or sponsor athletic programs to permit biological males to participate in sporting programs or activities that are designated for women or girls.
Palin’s eagerness to embrace the LGBTQIA Republican endorsement calls into question her answers to our survey.

The Log Cabin Republicans state that “opposing LGBT equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles.” They believe children don’t need a mother and father to flourish, that biology is not as relative or important as how one feels, and that businesses should not have the right to operate according to their deeply held religious convictions. They assert that individuals struggling with unwanted sexual orientation or gender identity issues should not have access to counseling to help them, and they support biological males competing against women in sports.

These are not small matters.

On Nov. 8, Alaskans must take into account the reality that Sarah Palin has enthusiastically aligned herself with an organization that is in direct opposition to biblical principles on human sexuality and religious liberty matters that are essential to our freedoms. Every candidate for public office is flawed, as every one of us is. At the same time, we each must be as educated as possible on candidates before voting for our sole U.S. House member.

Finally, we must know that ranking both Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, in a manner that most aligns with our personal views, is critical in this current voting environment. Mary Peltola simply does not represent the majority of voters and their values in our Great Land.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Palin’s embrace of LGBT Republican endorsement raises serious issues for conservatives

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.


  • Steve says:

    I have supported Begich in the past and will again in November. Sara would be my second choice since not giving her my second choice would be a vote for Peltola. I once supported Sara but she flew too high too fast, and without the experience she got dizzy. I am wondering why the Queer (that’s what they’re calling themselves again) Republicans threw their support to her?

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Well, I guess this opens one’s eyes. I’ve never been a Palin supporter. I don’t think she can finish anything she starts, (Wasilla mayor, Governor, V.P. but not elected and now a congress person. Begich isn’t my choose either. he has had to many red flags in his past. Now I won’t vote for the democrats so I have to choose one of the main two Republicans but which one is the best? The closer we get the harder the decision becomes. Now this. Who has the least amount of red flags?

    • Mary says:

      Good question. Need answers soon or we are going to be stuck with Peltola

    • Sammy Adams says:

      Nick was raised by his conservative grandparents, and has a very conservative worldview. Plus he doesn’t have the baggage that Palin does. He would be heads and tails better than Peltola at any rate.

      • George Heidmous says:

        Are you saying that a child raised in a devoutly Democrat Party worshiping home is not rife with that same idolatry? Wearing the mantle of a sheep, doesn’t make you any less of a wolf. We have far too many wolves in the Republican Party as it is (resulting in the many principles compromised that have got us here), why would we add another? Conversely, Palin does have, mostly, ideals that seem to fit in the “big tent” philosophy of the New (hardly) Republican Party (which in no means do I embrace). So, the question is: vote for the devil you know, and broadly know what evils they will commit; or, vote for the devil you don’t know, who’s schooling has been from Hell’s furnace itself? Sad thing of politics in life is we are always forced to choose the lesser of two evils, or risk not choosing one which leaves to choice to others who will choose another far, far worse. Pray for better choices with many less evils to choose between. I continue to remember this truth in our politics: Republicans will NEVER be the solution to ALL our problems, but Democrats will ALWAYS be the cause of them.

      • Deb says:

        Sammy Adams, I hear so many people saying that Nick was raised by his conservative grandparents. Which set of parents was this? His mom’s parents? How much of his life was spent being raised by them because I remember going to his mom and dad’s place in the 1990s and all of the kids were there. Why don’t people talk about his mom and dad raising him? I am perplexed.

  • Kathy L. says:

    I’m not sure Sara thinks thru what she says before she says it. On the surface, the group’s support may appear to be a fine thing. She feels her campaign needs a little help and extends her hand across the chasm a little too quickly. As a Christian, she wants to be tolerant and accepting. But it’s a trap…a snare. The group can call themselves “republican” all they want, but the deception is; their beliefs are far from what the party represents. How can you embrace a party that largely stands on Biblical principles? I personally like Sarah and know she’s endured really hard times. But she had better explain herself soon, and reassure voters she’s not succumbing to temptation. If she would but Stand for righteousness, God will bless that.

  • Whidbey Thedog says:

    It’s perplexing that people still organize their lives around an old book written by a bunch of shepherds 2000 years ago. You are living lives of oppression, controlled by false belief impressed upon you during your youth, and from which you now cannot break free for fear of being cast out by your like-minded Christian friends. Remember, there are many closeted LGBTQ people amongst your Conservative and Christian cohort. Will you cast them out should their proclivities become known?

    “If someone is gay and searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” – Pope Francis.

    • Ceak says:

      We are to love others as God first loved us. We can do that without condoning or agreeing with their life choices. No human is perfect.

    • Akdale says:

      shepherds? Kings, queens, leaders, followers, and yes some shepherds. They all agreed on the most controversial topic known, God. Its perplexing that people dont recognize divine involvement and intelligence in the book, in creation, in the air they breathe and mountains they see. Loving does not mean endorsing or affirming things that destroy and mutilate what was designed. There are lines, Palin has blurred ones.

    • Matthew myers says:

      Loving someone is the opposite of endorsing their self-destructive lifestyle/psychology.
      It is also not necessary to prove that you love someone by endorsing ideals that are destructive of family and civilized society.

  • Akdale says:

    and there is this
    Mayor Bronson endorses Nick Begich for Congress…….

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    It is important to get both sides of the story before going ballistic. Good journalism requires it. Where or what is Palin’s response to this opinion. I don’t see it anywhere in Minnery’s opinion piece. The statements that Minnery wrote without finding out Sara’s side shows a working together between Minnery and Begich to divide us. I called headquarters to ask about this and the response was that Minnery and Begich did in fact set this division up without finding out the facts and then proceeding. Minnery owes Palin an apology when and if he is willing to get the full story. He should not be working with Begich against Palin and then get the voters mad enough to vote for only one over the other like the primary. We need to keep our heads and figure out the best way to keep Biden’s pick out of the running. If I like Sarah the most I would rank her first and Begich second and Chris Bye third. That is keeping the Republican vote in place. If I like Begich the most I would rank Begich first and Sarah second and Chris Bye third. Minnery is assuming too much without the facts and the in-house disputes will get Peltola to Congress….

  • Mortified says:

    I really believed Sarah was going to be the right choice, but after her enthusiastic acceptance of the Log Cabin homosexual crowd, there is no way I would vote for her. If she is willing to overlook what that bunch stands for then her moral compass is past repair.
    How will she be influenced if she were to be elected? I want someone to stand against what is wrong, no matter the cost. By not standing against wrong, just cost her my vote.

    • Norman K says:

      The Corrupt Establishment Still Attacks Sarah Palin . The Begich Campaign Is Owned And Run By Lobbyists . Jim Minnery Should Be Ashamed .


  • Larry Wood says:

    That is typical of Sarah. Vote Begich.

  • Dean says:

    Well I guess its a good thing that this is all opinion’s and speculation that just because a group endorses a candidate that they will automatically support that groups beliefs. Maybe the group supports Sarah because she is more in line with the majority of issues they believe in. This is like saying if Planned Parenthood endorsed Begich because he is pro choice so everyone who is anti abortion should find themselves another candidate. I have said this before and I’ll say it again “When it comes down to who will be the best supporter of the “Make America Great Again” agenda That person is Sarah Palin!