Sunday, March 19, 2006

I'll Run in 2008--Away from Mike Huckabee!

Ugh, last weekend Arkansas governor and potential Republican presidential nominee, Mike Huckabee showed just how close he is to the scary branch of the religious right. From Daily Kos:

This weekend, Huckabee spoke at a conference for the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ. The Center's mission is to "To inform, equip, motivate, and support Christians; enabling them to defend and implement the Biblical principles on which our country was founded." The five goals Huckabee aligned himself with are described as the "five key fronts of the modern-day culture war: (1) Religious Liberties, (2) the Sanctity of Life, (3) the Homosexual Agenda, (4) Pornography, and (5) Promoting Creationism."

Don't get me wrong. I believe it is a good thing for us as Christians to live out our Biblical values in the U.S. I just don't want THIS group defining what they are. At the conference:

"I don't think most Americans are turned off by people of faith. I think they're turned off by people who are phony," Huckabee said to a small group. He added that Christianity is not represented "nearly enough" in Washington.

I agree that most Americans aren't turned of by people of faith. But doesn't it seem a little "phony" to suggest that Christianity (at least Huckabee's brand) is not represented "nearly enough" in Washington? Has he checked the Supreme Court lately? How about Congress? And last time I poked my head out from under the covers, the buddy president of the religious-right was still in office. If conservative Christianity were any more represented, Capitol Hill would have to relocate to Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church.

I think what the American people are turned off by is a lack of fairness, equality, and progress. And none of these seem likely items on Huckabee's presidential agenda, at least if one looks at the company he keeps.


Blogger Citizen D said...

I think you will appreciate this article (it's interesting but scary): God's Senator

7:56 AM  
Blogger Troy said...

God help us, citizen d. Brownback is about as scary as they come.

6:37 AM  

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