I haven't blogged on this site for quite a while since Don is not on vacation and he does such a good job keeping us informed of the news of the day. But I can not let Huckabee's statement go unanswered.
I am a life long United Methodist, very active in my church, a member of the leadership team and a small group youth leader. I have been reading a book for the last week named "They Like Jesus, but Not the Church" written by Dan Kimball. Mr. Kimball says that in countless interviews with non-Church attending people one of the biggest issues that the people who do not attend a Christain church see with the Christian Church is that "the church is organized religion with a political agenda." And it really pisses them off. And Huckabee's statement really pisses me off too. A whole generation of people 35 and under have nothing but ill feeling for the Christian church because of people like Huckabee who speak for God.
How dare he speak for God! Anytime someone says God said.... it time to run for the hills. The person who makes a statement claiming "God says" is usually uninformed, just quoting Scripture out of context and unable to back up his argument with real reasons other than, "The Bible says it, I believe it and that settles it!". For most of America, it does not settle it.
I hope the rest of the country sees Huckabee for the boob he is - and show him the door out of the race as soon as possible. As a life long Democrat I say now is the time for the Country Club Republicans to take back the party of big business. if they want to have a party at all for the long run. Or better yet, go ahead and make Huckabee your nominee so the party will fall into the abyss that Huckabee and his followers believes the rest of the world will fall into at the rapture.
I can't believe anyone with any sense of what the nation stands for - or once stood for - could ever vote for Huckabee.