This year, the candidates’ religious leaders and their own beliefs are getting a lot of attention. Here is a round-up of some of the videos that have made news in recent months.
Jeremiah Wright has been a political liability for Barack Obama:
Wright spoke at the National Press Club about his remarks and views:
Sarah Palin’s pastor, Larry Kroon, on his belief that God will punish America. GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin’s pastor says that God will Punish America, compares the United States to Assyria and a corrupt African nation.
Sarah Palin speaks at her childhood church:
Pastors John Hagee and Rod Parsley’s endorsements of McCain have created a bit of concern for the candidate:
McCain ultimately rejected Hagee’s endorsement:
But if it is any consolation to the candidates, they don’t need to worry about distancing themselves from the infamous Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church – he doesn’t like either side!