This just in – the most Reverend Mike Huckabee has been proved to be not only the most bigoted Presidential candidate ever in the history of American politics, but his bigotry DNA markers have shown conclusively that he is none other than the “BROTHER of SATAN.”
For someone who claims “I really don’t know much about it,” Mike Huckabee certainly has no compunctions against slurring the Mormon faith in his political pronouncements. But it’s okay, as America’s “true” Christian leader, he immediately apologizes afterwards: “I would never try, ever, to try to somehow pick out some point of your faith and make it, you know, an issue.”
Sure you wouldn’t Mike, however your slurs upon another candidate’s faith are so loud in our ears that we cannot hear any of your pontifical preachings to the contrary. It’s all okay, I guess, as he receives Mitt Romney’s non-Christian forgiveness. For proof of the bigotry of Huckabee see Kerfuffles: “Mike Huckabee – Religious Bigot.”
Huckabee questions tenet of Romney’s Mormon faith
Reuters – 9 hours ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters Life!) – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee … questioned whether Mormons believe “Jesus and the devil are brothers.” Huckabee raised the question on his own in an interview to appear in The New York Times magazine on Sunday ….
Huckabee was asked if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion. “I think it’s a religion,” he said in the interview, published on the newspaper’s Web site on Wednesday. “I really don’t know much about it.”
Then he asked: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”
After a debate in Iowa on Wednesday, Huckabee apologized for the comment … . “I went to Mitt Romney and apologized to him, because I said, I would never try, ever, to try to somehow pick out some point of your faith and make it, you know, an issue,” he said on CNN.
Mike Huckabee is accused of cheap shot on religion as Republican … Times Online
Huckabee apologizes to Romney, saying Mormonism doesn’t matter Atlanta Journal Constitution
Huckabee Apologizes For Mormon Remark CBS News
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Chicago Tribune, United States – 37 minutes ago
But it was Huckabee’s question about the relationship between the devil and Jesus Christ in an upcoming Sunday New York Times Magazine article that had Iowa voters rushing to support the most Reverend Mike “The Bigot” Huckabee.
Rivals fail to halt Huckabee Toronto Star
Front-runner Huckabee spared in Iowa debate Newsday
Republicans let high-flying Huckabee off the hook AFP
Mike Huckabee represents everything that is wrong with this country.
The reason Huckabee’s supporters point out that the Mormon religion have many teachings which differ greatly from “mainstream” Christian religions is that Mitt Romney is a Mormon. If he was a member of some other “weird” Christian sect that is the sect they would be talking about. Many Christians are just as opposed to some of the “weird” teachings of the Catholics and the Jehovah’s Witnesses as they are the Mormons. But since no Catholic or JW is now running for president against Huckabee they now see no reason to point out the “weird” teachings of Catholics and JWs.
In any case, Mormons have no right complaining when “mainstream” Christians criticize some of their “weird” beliefs. For that is exactly what the Mormon church is all about, criticizing the beliefs of other Christian denominations. The Mormon church was founded on the idea that it is the restoration of Christ’s true church, a restoration that was necessary because, according to Mormons, nearly everything now taught by other Christian churches is false, unbiblical, and corrupt. That’s why Mormon missionaries feel compelled to knock on the doors of people they know already attend a Christian Church, to help them see their church’s supposed errors and talk them into leaving their supposedly “corrupt” church and joining what they claim is “the one true church” – their own.
With these facts in mind, Mormons show themselves to be absolute hypocrites when they complain about others criticizing their beliefs.
Michael Satterlee –
First of all, you need to read the Constitution of the United States to understand the protections that are guaranteed to religion in our nation.
Article 6 – of our Constitution guarantees that there be no religious test for public office, such as Huckabee and his followers are requiring of Mitt Romney. “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees “Freedom of Religion” to all, therefore members of any religion, including the Mormons, can freely follow their consciences, which may include teaching that their Church is the only “true” church (Catholics and Mormons), and spreading their Christian gospel to others, as was commanded by Jesus. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ….”
Of course Mormons are free to criticize all other belief systems as being “corrupt” and free to say that they alone are “true Christians.” But then so are others free to criticize Mormons. For it was the Mormons who first criticized them.
When the costitution says that there shall be no religious test that means the government can not say “You must be a Presbytarian to run for president.” It does not mean that people are not free to say, “I will never vote for a Satan worshipper.”
Right – the voter is free to vote for whomever he or she chooses. Therefore, the individual voter may in fact give a religious test to the candidate at the ballot box. That is exactly what Mike Huckabee is inciting his supporters to do when he refers to himself as the ‘Christian’ candidate. I find his whole campaign unAmerican and his display of ignorance or disregard of the U.S. Constitution troubling. Too bad he is able to bamboozle the Republicans in Iowa; it must be that Arkansas charm flowing through his veins.
If people, churches and religions want to disparage other religions – go at it. However, slurs against the religion of a political candidate seem very unAmerican to me. Isn’t there anything political that they can find to criticize Mitt Romney for? He’s been in politics a long time. His religion is his personal conscience, or as he so brilliantly said “It is the faith of my fathers.” He did not choose it, he inherited it from his fathers.
Why not condemn Senator Harry Reid for being a Mormon? He did NOT inherit the faith from his fathers. He converted to Mormonism and as far as I know continues to be a devout Mormon, although on the other side of the spectrum from Romney. That should tell you something about the Mormon faith and politics. It’s not much different from Catholics, Jews, Episcopalians, etc.
You wrote: Isn’t there anything political that they can find to criticize Mitt Romney for?
Yes, and Romney has been widely criticized for being the worst flip-flopper ever to run for President. To begin with he was “pro-life” + “pro-gun-rights” + “anti-gay-rights”. Then he ran for Governor of the very liberal state of Massachusetts. So in order to win he became “pro-choice” + “pro-gun-control” + “pro-gay-rights”. Then in order to run for President and get the votes of conservative Republicans he flopped back to his previous “pro-life” + “pro-gun-rights” + “anti-gay-rights” positions. Most people who don’t like Romney don’t like him because they don’t trust him, not because they dislike his religion.
You wrote: His religion is his personal conscience, or as he so brilliantly said “It is the faith of my fathers.” He did not choose it, he inherited it from his fathers.
You don’t inherit a religion. You may be raised in a religion. But at some point you are old enough to make up your own mind on things. Most people do so. It is a cop out to say, “My parents believed this way so I believe this way. If your parents believed the earth was flat and taught you that it was, would you always believe that way also?
You wrote: Why not condemn Senator Harry Reid for being a Mormon?
Harry Reid does not have the ability to order a nuclear strike on Russia or Iran. Mitt Romney will have that ability. For that reason we have to be very careful who we elect President. That’s why there was so much caution on electing a Catholic as President when Kennedy ran in 1960. Many were afraid that the Pope might order him to do something nutty. And being a good Catholic he might just follow the Pope’s orders.
The same has been the fear of some about Romney. That he might just be ordered to do something nutty by his religious masters in Salt Lake City. Like Catholics, Mormons have one man on earth who leads their church and who they believe speaks directly from God. Very few Churches are set up this way. Only a few which most Christians refer to as “cults”. If the Mormon “Prophet” were to go nuts and tell a Mormon President to nuke Iran many people, who understand the kind of mind control the Mormon “Prophet” has over all Mormons, fear a Mormon president would obey his “Prophet.”
Well – Romney’s track record on following the orders of his “religious masters in Salt Lake City” have not been very threatening so far, according to your own evaluations. If he was “pro-choice” and “pro-gay-rights”. I doubt those stands were forced on him by the Mormon church heirarchy.
People do inherit religion when they are raised in a certain faith. Sure, one can leave the “faith of our fathers”, but do not because one believes. It is not the same as believing the earth is flat. That can be refuted scientifically. Most religious tenets cannot be refuted or disproved scientifically, so one believes through faith. And actually, faith gives a much stronger testimony of truth than does science. Thusly, most of us accept the “faith of our fathers.” Those who do not, become known as dissenters. That is what many of the forebears of Americans were a few centuries ago.
You wrote: Romney’s track record on following the orders of his “religious masters in Salt Lake City” have not been very threatening so far, according to your own evaluations.
So far. Generally speaking the so-called Mormon “Prophet” does not tell any Mormon what he or she must do. But every once in a while he claims to have just gotten some personal revelation from God. And when he does all Mormons must accept -without question – what he then tells them to be the absolute word of God. And all Mormons then just that. Mormons actually have a saying: “When the Prophet speaks our thinking is done.” Do you really want a president who might ever let someone else do his thinking? Not me. That 97 year old man in Salt Lake City could lose his mind tomorrow and say God just told him who knows what. If and when that happens I sure don’t want a Mormon as President.
You wrote: People do inherit religion when they are raised in a certain faith. Sure, one can leave the “faith of our fathers”, but do not because one believes. It is not the same as believing the earth is flat. That can be refuted scientifically. Most religious tenets cannot be refuted or disproved scientifically …
The Mormon faith has been scientifically proven to be false. Romney knows this but he does not seem to care. The Book of Mormon claims that people from “the lost tribes of Israel” some 2,500 years ago or so left the Middle East and traveled many thousands of miles by boat to become the primary original inhabitants of both North and South America. In other words, The Book of Mormon claims that the indigenous peoples of North and South America are the descendents of Jews. however, in recent years scientists have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that this is not true. DNA studies prove that American Indians and all other people who are descendents of the original inhabitants of North and South America are not descendants of Jews but are descendants of Asians who most likely entered the Americas by crossing the Bering Straits by way of an ancient and bridge.
The Book of Mormon also claims that two thousand years ago North America was home to many large cities and that upstate New York was the site of a large battle that killed hundreds of thousands of warriors carrying all sorts of metal weapons while riding in chariots, etc. If any of this was true archeologists would have found some evidence of their previous existence. They have found nothing of the sort. On the other hand, archeologists are digging up every day proof of the existence of the places, people and events described in the Bible.
The Book of Mormon has been scientifically proven to be 100% fiction. Untrue. A fraud. And Romney doesn’t care. Why? Because his fathers believed it. But his fathers did not have what he has. Scientific proof that it and his Church is not what it claims to be. Most people want a President who both respects science and cares about what is true. Romney does neither.
Mitt Romney’s father George once ran for president. He had to drop out of the race after admitting that he had been “brainwashed” about the Viet Nam war. He found that most people will not vote for someone who was once “brainwashed”. Most people also do not want a president who is now brainwashed. Mormons like Romney who refuse to examine scientific evidence that their church teachings must be false do so because they have brainwashed by their church. Churches which brainwash people are called “cults.”
either way… what does it matter? can huckabee not ask a question if he wants to? And how is that bigoted? do you think he’d be offended if someone asked him “Come on, mike… How can three people be in one? You think God is made of three people? seriously?”
i mean questions are questions… if we criticize people who ask questions… we won’t get a president who asks them. We all know what happens when we get a president who doesn’t ask a lot of questions… … he starts wars he can’t finish… I’d much rather have someone who asks rather than proceed in ignorance.
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Thanks for the heads up.
EBlack asked: Do you think [Huckabee would] be offended if someone asked him “Come on, mike… How can three people be in one? You think God is made of three people? seriously?”
No, he would not be. Because truth has nothing to fear from those who question. But Mormons do not have the truth. So they have much to fear.
Because they do, Mormon leaders have built for their followers two walls to protect them from tough questions which might open their eyes to the fact that their church teaches them lies. To begin with Mormon leaders claim that their church is “the only true church” and that they have a living Prophet who now speaks for God. They are taught that it is very wrong to ever question “God’s Prophet.” So most Mormons never question their church on anything. Next they are taught that those who do question their church – “anti-Mormons” as they are called – are almost certainly asking their questions only in an attempt to destroy Mormon faith.
These two protection mechanisms – believing it is wrong to question the teachings of their church and it’s infallible “Prophet” – and believing that anyone who questions their faith is almost certainly doing so with bad motives – keep Mormons from ever learning the truth about their church.
Michael Satterlee –
Whether Roman Catholics believe that “their church is the only true church” and that their living Pope speaks for God, whether the Latter-day Saint Mormons believe exactly the same in that regard as do the Catholics, or whether the Baptist religion believes in “Flying Dinosaurs”, where in the laws of our land are believers and adherants to these religions prohibited from becoming President of the United States?
They are not! And for that we can thank the founders of this nation who were a whole lot smarter than the Republicans of Iowa.