By Moody Adams Palin’s pastor, Larry Kroon instructed the media flooding her church and called on the members to pray for members of the media: he “began services asking any reporters who might be in the crowd to respect church members' opportunity to worship reported Martha Mendoza of the Associated Pr ess. “‘This isn't the place to be fishing for interviews,’ he said.
He then asked the 300 congregants at the first of two morning services to pray for all of the candidates for president and vice president, and to be thankful that all four are willing to provide the nation with their public service.”
Kroon urged churchgoers to "pray for the press," and quoted 19th century philosopher Alexander de Tocqueville's works describing a free press and freedom of religion as essential pillars of democracy.
He asked the 300 present for the first of two morning services at the Wasilla Bible Church to pray the president, vice president and all of the candidates for president and vice president, and to be thankful they are willing to serve their country.