AP Details Palin’s Tax-Funded Church Tours

The Associated Press has published an eye-opening report on Sarah Palin’s use of her office to promote religion in Alaska. The AP summarizes that Palin’s “record as mayor and governor reveals her use of elected office to promote religious causes, sometimes at taxpayer expense and in ways that blur the line between church and state… Palin and her family billed the state $3,022 for the cost of attending Christian gatherings exclusively…”

Palin has also used her political offices to undermine abortion rights and promote faith-based welfare, the AP reports.

The report makes more clear what we already knew: Palin vigorously promotes faith-based politics. We have every reason to expect her to continue to do so in the office of vice president — or president.