In a speech at The Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, Friday sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a Second Amendment supporter, said she believed that Jesus would be a “proponent of open carry” policies.
“Jesus was a warrior, he was a fighter for justice,” Mrs. Palin said in her speech, while promoting her new book, “Sweet Freedom: A Devotional,” which examines Bible passages and how “people can learn from my mistakes.”
“My pet peeve about Christians is when they come across as holier than thou,” Mrs. Palin said.
Mrs. Palin, the 2008 vice presidential Republican candidate, stopped short of endorsing any of the 2016 hopefuls in her party, saying only that her candidate of choice “will be someone who hasn’t been part of the problem.”
The former governor and Fox News commentator also decried what she viewed as a current atmosphere on college campuses that does not accept diversity of viewpoint, particularly of a conservative bent.
“I think it’s very tragic what’s going on on our campuses today. They do not tolerate conservative views, and they take it out on the student,” she said.