Funny that I don't recall these staunchly supportive types of remarks toward
Mormons whilst the Huckster had evangelical audiences....I guess it
all depends on who the audience is.
Thank you for this article. I think a lot of things are taken out of context
during a presidential campaign. My opinion of Gov Huckabee has risen by reading
Someone is posturing for his next run eh?
And Huck claimed that Mitt Romney was dishonest. This some of the biggest
political pandering dishonesty that I have ever heard.
Let the 2012 Double talk begin from the huckster. Next he will be telling us
that there is nothing wrong with the economy and that pigs can fly.
Well, it's good to see that Mr. Huckabee is still a good, old fashioned
politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth.
Oh, thanks, Huck. So we're not heretics; we're just hicks who throw eggs and
rotten vegetables at people we don't like.Though I must say, Huck's
comments about Romney are spot-on.
I can't stand this Huckleberry guy. He makes his jabs at Mormons and acts like
the kid with his hand in the cookie jar, "What? I didn't do anything?!" "I like
Mormons." It reminds me of a guy who makes an ethnic slur and in trying to
defend himself says that he has many black friends; or says I don't care if
people are black, brown, yellow, or green.This guy is a chump and I
hold him responsible that the GOP nominee wasn't Romney. Instead we nominated
Bob Dole's twin brother.
With all the Mormon bashing being so popular recently it's good to see he may be
dropping off that band wagon even though he had a hand in starting it during the
campaign. If he went national with comments like this, it would mean a lot more
than what he says for 12 minutes to a specific audience in Utah.If
you really do care about the "Mormon vote" Huckabee, you've still got a lot more
work to do.
Huckabee's surrogates in South Carolina presidential primary were openly
anti-LDS in the newspapers here. Including local elected officials. Same for
McCain surrogates. His comment about Mormons on national TV were nothing less
than cunning on his part. Baptist ministers (Huckabee is a former
Baptist minister) love to attack the LDS church every chance they get. Anti-LDS
literature is underwritten in large part by Baptist organizations (think Bob
Jones Univeristy for example)....Huckabee has not and will denounce
the anti-LDS rhetoric his base loves to spout off about.Huckabee is
just another slick politician, currently pandering to the LSD community.
Unfortunately, this is the Huckabee I thought I knew - defiant, still holding a
grudge against Mitt Romney (even if everything he says about the man is true, he
desperately needs to Get Over It), still rallying his Huck's Army behind the
scenes to undermine his fellow Republicans far beyond just Romney. From the
moment he hired Ed Rollins, the pit bull of politics, Huckabee's nastier side
emerged.The stories from his governor days reveal the same person:
using religion to divide ("Shi'ite Republicans"), an unrelenting nastiness
towards those of whom he disapproves.Huckabee is where he belongs:
on a talk show. He can be entertaining, but as a politician the man is poison.
I am always grateful when a person is allowed to clarify their words. Thank
you! Too many times we get words taken out of context that change "white to
black", so to speak. All that ever does is create contention and hostilities.
If we want peace in this land we need fair reporting and personal patience and
Where's the story? I remember him saying things about how someone that believed
in the Mormon God was unfit and irrational to be a legitimate presidential
candidate.Do a little research and find the unkind things he DID
say. C'mon stir up a little controversy.....Isn't that your job??
Please don't get me started on Mike Huckabee. He is just like Bill Clinton....a
pompous, self-serving politician, who only thinks of himself. Doug Wright is
also of the same ilk, and too opinionated on many issues near and dear to
conservatives....there are very few true conservatives in Utah...certainly Doug
is not one. Mike Huckabee's attacks on Mitt were his true attitude, and his
apology was the usual political double speak. He meant was he said about Mitt;
his apology was an indicator of his hypocrisy. As a Baptist, he has no
understanding of the Latter-day Saint doctrines versus his. And he is still a
preacher. Doug, please don't try to sell Huckabee as any friend of the
Church....he hates and despizes it.
Active Mormon here who agrees that Romney ran a lousy campaign. Unfortunately
everything any Mormon public figure does it is transposed onto the church
membership in general. I like Huckabee (don't think he would be a good
President - but is a fabulous speaker, radio/TV personality, etc.) and hope
Mormons will not be so sensitive that he gets an unfair label for not liking
Romney (millions didn't like Romney's style during the campaign - including some
You've got to be kidding. We can thank Mr. Huckabee's "plausible deniability"
for his "innocent" comment about the beliefs of Latter-day Saints along with his
continual dealing the religious bigot card off the bottom of the deck for
knocking Mitt out of the race and thereby giving us McCain and thus Obama. It's
not for no reason that many Romney supporters in Utah and elsewhere are no fans
of the Huckster.
No matter how much Huckabee says that he likes Mormons, I still don't believe in
Baptists. By the way, I USED to be a Baptist.
I think some of the things Huckabee said about the Mormons and Mitt Romney are
almost unforgiveable. Have Huckabee look up evangilists in the dictionary He
will find out what a true Christian is.If he was a true Cristian he would not
say such hurtfull things. Mormons are much more Christinn like than Huckabee
ever will be.He will say almost any thing for a laugh.My opinion along with
several thousand others.
who will hall throw too. THis is going to be a runaway joke next season.
Especially with teams like OU and FSU on the schedule. Collie was like the only
good weapon they had last and this year.
Haven't you seen a LDS person get into politics? they act different and
sometimes shady. That's politics.
I know Huckabee is a politician and it is obvious he is lying. His lips are
moving.All anyone with a brain has to do is take a look at the
born-again/evangelical view of Mormons to know these people are religously
opposed to Mormons and we know these people vote religion--evidenced by their
blind votes for "Preseeedent Hyuckabee"!! Are you kidding? I'm sorry just like if you are not a citizen, you can't be the President
if you have the word "Huck" in your name.
My fellow commentors have hit the nail on the head. We Arkansans have long
known that Huckabee is a Mormon hater. He always made that obvious as governor.
I don't think he has had a change in heart as he moves from
preacher to politician to pundit.What he primarily seeks is
Mike Huckabee is a bald faced liar. I worked on Mitt's campaign in New Hampshire
to help get him nominated as the GOP candidate for President by manning some of
his phone banks, marching in some of his parades, attending and helping in many
of his town meetings, "Ask Mitt Anything". I also watched all of his debates and
took note of Huckabee and McCain's lies and insinuations. I was also amazed that
Mitt treated these two with friendship which was very difficult for me to
watch.Huckabee made several snide insinuations that Mormons were not
Christians and if my memory is correct he was in Salt Lake City with the
Southern Baptist Convention (Not sure of the dates)when they had decided to go
tracting and telling Mormons that their religion is of the Devil. Before my family joined the Mormon Church we were Southern Baptists and have a
very good idea of what it teaches and blieves. In fact my Grandfather disowned
us as his family because we had joined the church. Huckabee may be able to
convince some Utah Mormons that he supports Mormons but I know better.
Huckster is just trying to kiss up to the Mormons because he realizes now that
there are a lot of them and not just in Utah, especially after they flexed their
muscle with Prop 8. He'll probably need some of them when he tries to run for
president again. Hopefully, Mormons tell him to get lost.
So you want to come to Utah, eh?No need to come visit, I listened to the
interview and you are still the same defiant hateful person who will bash
Mormons the second he gets the chance. I think this whole reaching out
(Doug Wright mentioned that they have tried to interview him dozens of times
before only to get blow off becuase KSL is in Utah) thing is becuase he relaized
that nobody here is watching his FOX News show, becuase, well he is offensive
and the show is not that good. Which is amazing when you consider how much of
Utah has cable TV to get Conference and Fox News.
You are exactly right! I could not agree with you more! We could have had a
decent Republican president, instead we got Obama. But with that said, I would
rather have Obama as president than McCain. I am sure McCain was in collusion
with Huckabee. They are both corrupt members of the old boy network
This man IS talking out of both sides of his mouth, and he is absolutely
shameless.The Huckster did participate in that 1998 "convert the
Mormons" Southern Baptist Convention, and he did disparage the LDS church with
his "11 words."He and the people who support him give every
Latter-day Saint every reason to reconsider his or her loyalty to the Republican
party. (But most of us probably won't).
I have met Huckabee twice in my life. He is a gracious man and I hope he can
build good connections with the LDS community.I am not an LDS
members but I worked with many Mormons here in CA to pass Prop 8. We got along
well. While I don't think Huckabee can demand Mormons like him, I
truly believe that he does not have ill will or a problem with Mormons.
Gag! What a crock. I don't believe one word he said. Just another lying
politician pandering. If Jon Huntsman Jr. were ever to run, I think good ole
Huck would pull the religion card out again in a second.
Sounds like mote-beam syndrome to me... 7*70=?
I love the Mormons, but I think it's so funny that you proselytize other
Christians but feel persecuted when they don't accept you as fully Christian.
Kind of a double standard. The politicians to watch out for aren't
the ones that say something, but the ones that don't - which politician shares
Mormon values more Huck or Obama, yet I see more LDS with a grudge against Huck
just because he questioned your doctrine a little. Romney's a closet liberal and
everyone knows it.
To try to imply that Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers is
highly unkind. Lucifer lost his divine sonship when he rebelled and has
no part or connection to God. The Jesus we believe in is the one born in
Bethlehem and killed on Calvary. The one who rose again on the third day. We
believe in the same Jesus as the Evangelicals and all other Christians.
Huckabee is a likeable guy, and I don't understand everyone's dislike towards
him. He is a good politician because he is a good people person, and we all
know that to get things done you need to be an effective communicator ( like
Obama, even though I don't agree with his policies.) I mean he apologized for
saying those 11 words about mormons, so I take his word for it.
On several occasions during the campaign Huckabee was asked if Mitt Romney was a
Christian. He always waffled and said something like,"Oh, that isn't my place
to say". Yet when a reporter asked him if he thought Barak Obama, he of the
Church of Jeremiah Wright, was a Christian the Huckster said "absolutely". Doug
Wright should've asked him if he believed Mormons were Christian and he would've
exposed the fraud.
To Doug, We do not dislike Huckabee for disliking Romney, we dislike
him for the meanspirited and untrue statements he said about Mormons.
His refusal to accept them as Christians was something he needs to address
openly. If he now believes we are Christian than I am ok with him. If he
still wants to hold to a definition of Christian that excludes people who take
the emblems of Christ's body and blood on a weekly basis, than I will continue
to hold he is not our friend.
So, Tim, do you think because he apologized, that he didn't mean those words? Do
you understand what went on in that 1998 anti-Mormon convention that he was an
active part of? Do we discount the many anti-Mormon statements he said when he
was governor? We can forgive him but does that mean we have to pretend he
doesn't hate Mormons when some us watched him and listened very closely and know
without a doubt that he does?
No matter what he says now, he made those comments once in time. One only
speaks what one thinks, so it's obvious that this is all spin, directed at an
audience he can't alienate with his comments. It was different back when he was
trying to win voters...
Nicely said John Pack Lambert and Frozen Chosen.
We should not use words like bigot and acceptance because a comment such as this
"they are bigoted because they do not accept Mormons as Christian." Acceptance
is a tough word as is bigot. We've been called bigots for not "accepting" others
so we shouldn't use those types of phrases with other people. Blessed are the persecuted. Let's be blessed instead of whiners. Let's state
the facts - we are Christian - but let's not get too up in arms when someone
calls us this, that or the other. I don't see the purpose of
withholding our "friendship" and fellowship with anyone just because they think
we are a charlatan-following cult of brain washed sheep. 7*70 = 490...let's
forgive that many times at least.
Mr. Huckabee--I do not dislike you personally. What I dislike is that in your
eagerness to get elected you used religion as a divider. You opened the door
for religious bigotry on the national stage in such a way as to make ALL
religious people targets. You showed that using religion to divide
people is a valid, successful campaign tactic. In short, you made it that much
more difficult for all of us who profess to believe in God to run for office or
to have a say in government.And as our country lurches down this
socialist path we're currently on, you are directly responsible for dividing our
party--giving us no way to stop the direction our new leaders have taken.Now that Obama is talking about trillions more in handouts, I can't help
but think how it would have been different with a responsible business leader at
the helm. I don't hate you. I love evangelical Christians. But it
is past time they and you recognize it is unacceptable to ask for our vote and
our help on all the key issues we have in common only to declare us unfit to
vote for as candidates.
John, Lucifer never had "divine sonship", that is reserved for Christ alone.
But he is and remains one of the spirit children of our Heavenly Father. We do
believe they are brothers, because they are. They are also our brothers. Enemies of the church (such as Mike Huckabee) take this fact out of
context and present it in a deliberately inflammatory way in order to make
something which is scriptural and benign look UNSAVORY and SACRILEGIOUS. It's Mormon Bashing 101.
I have worked with Evangelical Christians for many years (having served a
mission in the south and spend more than 20 years as a stake or ward
missionary). I know the culture, the people and their doctrines.Huckabee's comments about Romney were carefully calculated to capitalize on
Evangelical hatred for Mormons.When Huckabee said that 'He' was the
'Christian' candidate it was also calculated to communicate to his base that
Romney was not Christian.Huckabee used all the right buzz words to
get his message across.He can't fool me. He is lieing through his
teeth. Huck has no respect or love for the LDS people. He believes that we are
a cult and definitely not Christian.Only God can say who is
Christian and who is not. Huck is playing God.
well, if he didn'thave anything against mormons, why did he attack them during
the campaign? and if he says the he saw a different Romney, why didn't he say so
pointing what was different?It looks to me that the real double face
Mr. Huckabee--I do not dislike you personally. I dislike that in
your eagerness to get elected you used religion as a divider. You opened the
door for religious bigotry on the national stage in such a way as to make ALL
religious people targets. You showed that using religion to divide
people is a valid, successful campaign tactic. You've made it that much more
difficult for all of us who profess to believe in God to run for office or to
have any say in our government.As our country lurches down this
socialist path we're currently on, you are directly responsible for dividing our
party--giving us no way to stop the direction our new leaders have taken.Watching Obama talking about trillions more in handouts, I can't help
but think how it would have been different with a responsible business leader at
the helm. I don't hate you. I love evangelical Christians. But it
is past time they and you recognize it is unacceptable to ask for our vote and
our help on all the key issues we have in common only to declare us unfit to
vote for as candidates.
Huckabee's inflammatory remarks were intended to bias Southern Baptists from
voting for a Mormon. While I accept his apology, I'm troubled that he doesn't
apologize for claiming that he was taken out of context. There was no context
from which to take those eleven words. There could not have been any other
reason why he would ask such a question other than to make people think that we
either somehow worship or revere the devil or despise Jesus. Can
you imagine the outrage Romney would have insinuated that Baptists somehow were
devil worshippers?To me it was apparent that his disgust for the LDS
faith runs deep. This is further evidenced by his stooping to the levels of
collusion with McCain. Huckabee accepted McCain's delegates in West
Virginia to deny Romney a victory-- when he knew that only McCain and Romney had
a chance at winning. Like Romney I forgive him, but I don't think
he'll ever earn my vote or support. When it comes to my vote, he has a lot of
work to do to convince me that he respects the legitimacy of the LDS
No matter whether he likes Mormons or not, Huckabee's still a Republican, and
pretty far to the right even in that party. So he doesn't get my vote
I was a big Huck supporter and still do like him, but I now hate the Fair Tax
idea that was created by two rich guys that they say will tax them more??? yea
Right!!!! Can't believe I fell for it.
A few caveats to start with. I was never a Mitt fan, because I didn't trust him
on the Constitution. I am also much more of a libertarian than a conservative,
so I voted for Bob Barr, and likely would have regardless of who the Republican
candidate was. Also, I am fine with Baptists and others defining me as
"non-Christian" so long as they are clear that it is because Mormon beliefs
don't meet the technical requirements that they have established. I'm fine with
being a christian, with a small 'c', if it makes them feel better.Having said all of that, Huckabee has got to be one of the most disingenuous
politicians ever. As a Baptist minister, he knows Mormon doctrine probably as
well or better than most Mormons (albeit without any context, so it likely is
slanted). His question about Jesus and Lucifer cannot therefore be interpreted
as an innocent question. He knew the answer, and he knew that raised in that
context that it would be very prejudicial to Romney specifically and Mormons in
general. That and other examples make it impossible for me to believe that he
really likes Mormons, as a general classification.
I dont agree with your double standard comment. When someone spreads
misinformation that Mormons are not something that they believe they are
Mormons are justified in being offended by it. Mormons do not to go around
publicly criticizing other peoples beliefs. Mormons proselytize other
Christians only because they believe they have something to add to their
beliefs. Sure, like all religions, there are differences in belief, but Mormons
are doctrinally committed to allowing all people to worship God according to
their own conscience. Many believe their church is true, but Mormon doctrine
forbids them to deride others for believing differently. For that
reason, I find some of the anti-Huckabee comments on this string disturbing. I,
too, did not appreciate the few comments Huckabee made that devalued Mormon
adoration for Christ. But no one speaks 100% complaint with my desires. Romney
actually did worse that Huckabee in that respect.I fully respect
Huckabee. His intentions are good, he listens to reason, and he strives hard to
make the world a better place. His religious beliefs are no more different from
Mormonism that the beliefs of any other politician, including many so-called
The poor LDS had their feelings hurt by a so called Christian. All Christians
are frauds.The LDS sure can throw out the hate but they can't take
Well said. Perfect summary.
Mike was gratified and proud of the way Mormons stood up for they way the
believed regarding Proposition?! Then why didnt he speak up for Mormons when it
was happening? I was watching Mike Huckabee's TV show when he was
asked by a female audience member (in a tone of disapproval for Mormons) about
his opinion on Mormons and Prop 8. Huckabee replied with an awkward ONE sentence
statement that we (implying the audience) should be grateful for the help the
Mormons gave. He came across as insincere and being careful because the cameras
were on. The camera panned back to the woman who asked the question. The
expression on her face was that she was not happy with that answer. NO WAY did
Huckabee appear to be GRATIFIED and PROUD of Mormons for standing up for what
I'll believe Huckabee when he supports a Mormon for president.You'll
notice that the Democrats don't take issue with the Senate Majority Leader being
can you say "backpedal" ?
To my knowledge, Mike Huckabee once asked a reporter a single question about
what Mormons believe in the context of a long interview about Huckabee, not
about Mormons. Only those people who want to make mischief would try to make a
Federal case out of that moment in time. Others should take Huckabee at his
word when he says that he would rather vote for an atheist who is consistent,
than a man of any religion whose positions change with the winds. That is what
Romney is accused of by many, and it has absolutely nothing to do with his being
a Mormon. It is the undeserved prejudice of others against Huckabee that is the
Patrick has it right. You go to any house even the Christian ones who aren't LDS
to try to convert, yet you get upset when other's don't accept your baptism as
the same like the Catholic Church and call us haters? You are more respectful
than the Jehovah's when we tell you we are a devout Catholic, or other
Christian. You would have to rebaptize a Catholic convert or a Catholic whose
deceased for that matter, why do you cry foul over a different Christian church
not recognizing LDS baptisms? Also agree with Careful... Not
accepting doesn't mean - mean and hateful. That certainly isn't the case in why
most of us ALL are in favor of a certain proposition passed in CA. Because of Romney's run this Catholic finds LDS less "peculiar" to use one of
your terms. He and the LDS church got some of the same criticism's that Kennedy
got, and the Catholic church. Though I doubt I'd vote for any Kennedy if I had
Didn't Huckabee speak to a anti Mormon group in SLC one year ?Huckabee HATES Mormons with a passion...unless he needs a extra vote in the
future.If you who live in Utah ever go down south to places like
Arkansas you would know how much the so called christian right wing hates Latter
Hey, at least Huckabee always has been, was, and always will be the
"Evangelical" candidate. With Romney one never quite knows his stance --
liberal Republican Governor or the conservative Republican presidential
candidate. Being LDS and having lived in Arkansas and getting to know Huckabee,
I suspect that his comments had more to do with his mistrust of a "changed"
Romney and his distaste for Romney's pandering for the Evangelical vote than
they did for his views towards Mormonism.
Huckabee is a master of priestcraft, (see topical guide) he is marketing a brand
and trying to be popular to everyone. Its big business, for now anyway.
When Hickabee speaks people don't listen.
I appreciate Huckabee's attempt at an apology and I accept it...but I find it
very hollow. The "real" Huck came out in the campaign and it wasn't pretty. To
another Huckabee run for President, I say ...NO THANKS...
sure, candidate huckabee has no animosity toward mormons - as long as they vote
for him! while in private religious circles he riducules them as cultists,
self-deceived, non-christian, and unfit to lead the country. unlike himself, of
course, who is a true "christian leader."
It will not benefit neither those in the Romney camp or the Huckabee camp to
continue to slug it out even long before the next election. Let bygones be
bygones. Let us not rush to judgment on everything and everyone. To some, this
may not sound like much fun. The way you can help your candidate next time
around is to try and stay above the fray and infighting. We can disagree on
issues without getting ugly and hateful. Maybe we all need to make some good
New Year's resolutions. God Bless all of you!
I agree with you completely. I don't think it was an innocent mistake on the
part of Huckabee. I saw it as his true coniving self coming out to stoop that
low. I have a hard time believing he was sincere in his apology. And what he is
doing now...trying to cozy up to Utahns is just as bad as what Romney did in
trying to hob-nob with the Evangelists to get votes. I guess that's what
politicians "do". but I doubt he will ever gain the full trust of Utah
Republicans or Mormons (not always one in the same) again. Not that we can't
forgive a social blunder, but he burned his bridges on the trust issues.
um, looks like there is a lot of hate from both sides of the fence.
I'm not buying it. Huckabee tacitly approved of the anti LDS bigotry that
reared its head during the campaign. There is plenty of reason to
be suspicious of the LDS church and its history, but not of idividual members,
especially one like Mitt Romney. His choice of where he attended church was
simply not an issue that even needed press coverage. His qualifications were an
issue and his positions. On those two items he was superior to all other
candidates. But we did not get that choice because of religious bigotry.
Huckabee is a snake and republicans should run from his kind.
I still don't trust the guy. I heard anti-LDS remarks out of his own mouth that
made me kind of cringe. I doubt that the majority of his offensive statements
were misconstrued by the media. He is just trying to regain enough supporters to
run again. I don't think he has a chance.
The sad part is many people running for office, will say and do anything to get
into office. The people who wont do that, and be honest and run a fair race,
wont be voted for... So what does that say for the Voting American Public...
they like liars in office.
That is funny that you no longer like Huckabee because of the Fair Tax, that's
the only thing I like about Huckabee.
Hucklabee, understands where Mormons are coming from-- it not too hard. He knows
where Flds are coming from as well. Snakes always seem to crawl out of the same
If you want to know what Christians beleive about Mormons, go to a large
Christian bookstore and right along with Jehovahs Witness beleifs, New Age,you
have LDS beleifs all in the cult section, I don't think the problem with
Mormonism is social as it is Theological.ormon
Hick-a-bee is nothing but a rotten sour prune. The man is filled with nothing
but bigoted hate for LDS. He's a town hypocrite.
Is there no avoiding this Huckabigot ?
It appears the 2012 race has already begun. Unfortunately the Huckster's recent
remarks are too little and over a year late. I find it entirely disingenuous
that the person who once bragged during a presidential debate about being the
only candidate with a degree in religion, "innocently" rehearsed a line from
anti-Mormonism 101. Given his self-professed religious credentials, I can't help
but think he knew exactly what he was doing.I accept Mike's apology,
but question his motives and wonder what other pages he'll draw on from the
Arkansas governor's political playbook. He seems to have "duplicity" down
pat.As an aside, although a few commentators have suggested
otherwise, not all members of the SBC "hate" Mormons. Jimmy Carter is a perfect
Who's he trying to fool? Huckabee is trying to warm up to Mormons as he
prepares to run for President again and try to make them think he is their
friend and that the evangelical community he represents will be accepting of
them. Mormons don't need evangelical acceptance nor are they fooled by
Huckabee's smooth apologetic words.We all know, deep down Huckabee's
opinions of Mormons and it's not good.
I wonder if Huckaberry would release his speech he gave while in SLC during the
So. Baptist Convention. Then we'll see how he really feels about the Mormons. I
think he's a religious bigot! Would never trust him. ROMNEY 2012!!!!!!
Thank goodness "Obama-nation" politics will free us of this problem as well.
Before I converted to the LDS church, I went to visit my preacher (of a Wesleyan
church). He promptly opened his "Kingdom of the Cults" book and read to me from
it. He said in school they breifly talked about it being a cult but didn't
really get into the doctrine.So after about 2 hours of me talking with him
and correcting things that were in that book, his interest left him wanting to
know more. I left him with my copy of a Book of Mormon that day, because he
realized you shouldn't go by "anti" sources on anything. He fully understood
the saying "Don't go to a Honda dealer to ask about a Ford".Mainstream
Christians have literature on the LDS in the cult section, because of their
ignorance and laziness to learn on their own, from the source.
I can't handle another primary with Huckabee's name on the ticket. Please
America, a degree in theology does not help qualify him for the highest office
in the land.
Hucklebee is nothing but a two-faced scammer. He, like most politicians, will do
ANYTHING to get elected or liked. He back-stabbed Romney when he played the
"religion card" during the primaries. He's one step short of being a crook.
Anyone who see's him in a different light is either nieve or ignorant. (Other
than that....I really like him).
Huck appeared to be very anti-Mormon during the campaign. Perhaps now he's just
toning it down and doing what politicians do.....fill the cold January air with
a bit of hot air. Aside from that, I like most of his political views except
giving illegal immigrants a free-pass card into the U. S.
Mike Huckabee ran the most civil campaign with the least amount of money. He
was the Republicans best chance against the Democrats. He had a proven record of
success as a two term Governor in a state that had seen Democrat corruption;
before he came into office they had a Democratic state for over 40 years.
During the primaries Huckabee was shunned by the Elite Washington Republican
insiders and was mocked by the liberal media because they realized the threat he
was and they wanted Obama. He was the real reformer that has the best plan to
help heal our collapsing economy with the Fair Tax. It was; and is the likes of
Romney and their greed that has ran this country into the ground. While some run
away with a much fatter wallet; many are losing their homes and life savings. I
am looking forward to seeing Mike take this Country by storm in 2012. Many were
duped by the Medias lies, and they are wiser now. They wont be fooled again, not
with all the money in Romneys pocket.
Huckabee was the Jim Nabors of the campaign with his aw shucks humor. Hey,
Mike. Hey Goob.
I understand your feelings of distaste of Huckabee. I was raised Southern
Baptist and all I ever heard was the bashing of Catholics not Mormons. My
parents were faced with voting for a Catholic in the 60's because they were
strict Southern Baptist and dedicated Democrats. For them to vote for a Catholic
was basically against their religion. Through prayer and trust in God they did
vote for John F. Kennedy. I am a Catholic now and my family is still Baptist but
they accept it. I seriously doubt that they would have accepted my decision to
convert if they wouldn't have voted for a Catholic to be their next President.
They voted for the man they thought could lead them best. Many of you can be
bitter if you want to but always remember that God is in control not us. In his
eyes we are all Christians because we love him and worship him even if we don't
agree in each others doctrine we all have one thing in common and that is
serving the Lord and keeping those who would do away with his name by changing
the laws to fail in their attempts to do so..
When I read that he is against this scam called the 'bail out,' I decided I like
this guy a whole lot. He has my vote for president if he continues in this line
of conservative thinking.
Although I did not appreciate Mr. Huckabee's underhanded digs on Mormons during
the primaries, I can accept his apology for giving offense. I still think he has
deep religious differences with the LDS Church, but I believe Evangelicals can
be tolerant and friendly, even very friendly with their Mormon friends just as
Mormons can have deep doctrinal disagreements with Evangelicals and still be
friendly. (There are bigots on both sides, but a fair assessment of percentages
and vitriol would tilt heavily South.)But I think Huckabee was being
a politician first in the primaries, not a Mormon hater. They all play dirty
because it works. Romney was no choir boy in the race, neither was McCain. Any
politician at that level justifies their means by the end. I think
Romney blew it by playing the game instead of being more a good guy above the
fray. (I think polls tracked this as the race went on.) Being two-faced is NOT
anti-Mormon, it's politics. It's ugly and slick, but that's why only certain
people get in it and stick with it long enough to win. Get over it Utah and get
your home teaching done early this month.
backpedaling | 10:29 a.m. Jan. 9, 2009 wrote:"Someone is
posturing for his next run eh?",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Yes, that is exactly
what huckabee is doing. And he's a fool if he thinks he's got any more of a
chance in 2012 than the last election. He couldn't even make McCain's short list
of potential VP running mates this time! And after huckabee's vile, sick joke
about Obama having a gun pointed at him and fearing assassination, huck's
delusional IF HE THINKS HE'D EVER GET ELECTED, let alone get the Repub
nomination. Buh bye huckabee. You're done and we thank our good Lord for
Sorry, but I just don't buy it. His campaigners promoted him as the alternative
to a mormon candidate. And Mr. Huckabee is too sharp not to know the impact of
his words.The sentiment seemed to be we were welcome to ride in the
GOP bus but not to drive it. I would find it very hard to ever vote for him.
"Huckaberry" That's his new name as far as i'm concerned! He's
looking to 20012, and he will do anyting to get elected.
It's good to see Huckabee is a politician first still. He definitely played the
anti-Mormon card during the race and he does have a problem with Mormons. I'm
sorry not to play his game here... he just has a problem.
Can anyone remember the Iowa primary? One week before the vote Huckabee started
running commercials calling himself the "true christian candidate." Anyone who
knows the history of southern baptists and their animosity of mormons would know
this guy was preying on the sensitivity of evangelicals and anti-mormon
sentiment. It was a great move on his part and thrust him into the spotlight
when he took Iowa from Romney. Romney was the favorite. Huckabee had no chance
at winning and did not want Romney to be legitimized by winning as a mormon.
Does anyone here really think Huckabee likes mormons? He hates Mormons...don't
Verla Swords | 11:07 a.m. Jan. 9, 2009 writes:"I think some of
the things Huckabee said about the Mormons and Mitt Romney are almost
unforgiveable. Have Huckabee look up evangilists in the dictionary He will find
out what a true Christian is.If he was a true Cristian he would not say such
hurtfull things. Mormons are much more Christinn like than Huckabee ever will
be.He will say almost any thing for a laugh.My opinion along with several
thousand others.",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,So true...and make that several HUNDRED thousand others!
You're free to line up behind Hucks, but you're kidding yourself to suggest his
campaign was "civil" and that having the "least amount of money" is some sort of
badge of honor. There's a reason he wasn't a successful fundraiser and "Mitt
Romney" isn't the right answer."Success" is hardly the word I'd use
to describe his governorship. Ethics violations...raising taxes...illegal
immigration...Wayne DuMond.The fact that Arkansas had been a
democratic state for 40 years before Hucks isn't noteworthy if a RINO takes
over.During the primaries Romney was shunned by the Elite Washington
Republican insiders and was mocked by the liberal media because they realized
the threat he was and they wanted Obama."He...has the best plan to
help heal our collapsing economy with the Fair Tax." No wonder you like Huckabee
and can't figure out why people support Romney. If taxes are in fact at the root
of our economic problems, you would do well to ask Hucks why he raised them.As far as Romney's "greed" and the fact that "some run away with a much
fatter wallet" I would commend "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx to your
I live in the south. I have had more than a few dealings with people of
Huckabee's persuasion. I believe Huckabee's comment was a calculated move. I
acknowledge that I could be mistaken and have blamed him because of my
experience with other people's predjudices, but I don't think so.The
Republican party is in the same situation with LDS voters as the Democratic
party is with black voters. In both cases the minority interest group's
allegiance is so deeply ingrained that they can be ignored by those that they
are so loyal to.
Huckabee is backpeddling but he needs to. Mormons are as perfect as people can
be and not ascend unto Heaven. Mere mortals just watch and wonder.
I think I like Huckabee better than that loser McCain. McCain was too brain
damaged and an idiot. His comment to his wife publicly was more than I could
stand. The man is a sicko!
To Sally Jo @2:25 p.m.:No! Huckabee is what he is (I could NEVER
TRUST THIS MAN AFTER WHAT HE'S DONE--THE LIST IS LONG). Now that huckabee and
his followers are seeing some tough competition in the 2012 election, NOW
THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE NICE!GET LOST!
My Bishop challenged me to check out the Bible,So had to go Christian book
store to get book on beginning Greek and other related materials. I eventually
learned enough Greek to study critical Bibical manusripts early and late. I
came to the conclusion the Bible is all we need. The are no historical Greek
manusripts that support the LDS church. I left the Church,and there have been
some Mormon Greek scholars that have left for the same reason. If you can give
some Greek manuscripts that support the plain and precious pieces. Dates, text
It seems Mr. Huckabee subscribes to the belief of immaculate historical
revision. Do slanderous comments about Mr. Romney's faith made before and during
the primaries not exist because he now wishes them not to? I personally am
counting on the principle of repentance to be real, however I was taught that
the first step is recognition, not denial.
Well folks, this guy may have pulled the wool over Doug Wight's eyes, but not
mine. I know a lier when I see one and hear one. "Old Huck" is like Twains
character, a real tail spinner.There isn't Southern Baptist
"preacher" who doesn't believe that Mormons are Christans. He doesn't! Just
read what he said to CBSNews.comCBSNews.com: Do you believe that
Mormonism is a legitimate form of Christianity?Gov. Huckabee: You
know, Mormonism is a faith that people adhere to. And I think people ought to
respect anybodys faith. I am not all that familiar with the intricate details. I
have enough trouble keeping up with my own faith. So, I do not spend lots of
time trying to evaluate somebody elses.CBSNews.com: But do you think
theyre real Christians? Gov. Huckabee: Once again, I am not going to
try to judge. That is for them to determine whether they accept Jesus Christ as
the only revelation of God on Earth. And, if they do, then that is how a person
is a Christian, not by the label they wear, but by the position they take on the
role and the personhood of Christ.
I think I would vote for Ted Kennedy before I would vote for Huck ... he's that
toxic to me given what he did in Iowa.
Governor Huckabe DID go public on his tv show to defend the MORMONS in the prop
8 controversy on Ca. The Governor is always one to apologize when he has
mis-spoken and not try to make excuses for himself. This is just one of the many
reasons he is my candidate for president. Now, 2012, until he is in the White
House I will support Governor Huckabee.
huckabee acts a slug.a looser and liar.still.
Consistency 1:55 p.m. writes:"Hey, at least Huckabee always has
been, was, and always will be the "Evangelical" candidate..."*******I beg to differ as does Christian conservative Ann Coulter!
I recommend you find and read on her website her article: "The Elephant in the
Room", dated 01/16/08. Some excerpts:Assuming any actual
Republicans are voting for McCain -- or for liberals' new favorite candidate for
us, Mike Huckabee -- this column is for you.My thinking was
that Romney would be our nominee because he is manifestly the best candidate.Turn on any cable news show right now, and you will see Democratic
pundits attacking Romney, calling him a "flip-flopper," and heaping praise on
McCain and Huckleberry -- almost as if they were reading some sort of "talking
points."Liberals claim to be enraged at Romney for being a
"flip-flopper." I've looked and looked, and the only issue I can find that
Romney has "flipped" on is abortion. When running for office in Massachusetts --
or, for short, "the Soviet Union" -- Romney said that Massachusetts was a
pro-choice state and that he would not seek to change laws on abortion.
Mike Huckabee is a LIAR.guess a twisted brain can also twist his own
Mr. Huckleberry is nearing the gates of hell all the time. Mr Devil loves him.
Yes we proselyte other Christians and we don't challenge their belief in Christ,
but they question our belief in Christ.Who has the double standard
here? I think you are a bit confused.
I wonder how many prominent mormon democrats Huck would have listed as mormons
he liked? For that matter, I wonder how many mormons would list prominent
mormon democrats as mormons they liked?
Its all greek to me. You mean to say to me if its not written in greek its not
to be? Wow what are you smoking?
I do not have a dog in this fight. So let me be candid: Huck is not close to
my Christ or my Christianity. He brings a bad smell to being a Protestant. Mitt
is a trickster, slicker than an oil spot on the road. And none of his sons have
been in the military. What a hypocrit.Both of these guys will never
be President of the United States. Thank goodness. But they can play in the
playground for a while and feel good.
What would you know? You maketh no sense to me. However, Hukaboooo is a fine old
Is this posturing for a syndicated radio program to replace Sean Hannity? Will he be the next host for the Stadium of Fire in Provo?I
find it interesting that the loyalty shown by Utahs for the evangelical base of
the Republican party is misplaced.In my opinon many of the political
evangelics look down on us and view us as a cult.I would have loved
to ask Sarah Pahlin what she thought of the LDS Faith.
Why does religion have to be part of any political discussion? Prophecies have
talked about this day and these times when the believers would be persecuted. We
should not be suprised but stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed.
NO, NO, NO it's Morons hate Mormons. Morons and Mormons don't mix well as you
can well see on this blog about HOT AIRED Huckaburrrr.
Huck is FairTax. He has my vote. Supporting this plan is the acid test for
basic intelligence. Romney said he couldn't support it.
Gov. Huckabee is the first truly honest politician I have seen in a very long
while. What he believes in he stands for, regardless of who else opposes him.
Huckabee does not value people by their political or religious views, race or
gender. Huckabee values all life from the womb until natural death. Huckabee has
proven over and over that he wants to work for every American by his bi-partisan
work with a strong Democratically controlled Legislature in Arkansas for 10 and
a half years. As Governor of Arkansas, accomplished more for his state than
many others states and was voted one of the top five Governors.When
someone has such a good reputation as Governor Huckabee others tend to get
jealous. People will misrepresent comments and actions trying to make something
out nothing. It's sad when someone who has done so much to make the United
States the best country in the world is maligned without just cause. I hope
people will not take rumor and falsehoods for truth and look into Huckabee's
true character. I think when they do, they will be pleasantly surprised and very
blessed to hear about someone who really cares about America!
You expect people to believe that you left the LDS church because you felt that
historical Greek manuscripts didnt support its doctrine sufficiently? When did ancient Greeks become the only viable conduit to the will of God?
Sounds like just another convenient insurmountable barrier youve
created to barricade yourself against anyone who might attempt to bring you back
into the faith. No one is going to immerse themselves in Greek
theology just so they can prove you wrong. I know the routine. Its like a siege battle to reach people who leave the church. First they shoot arrows by avoiding actual church meetings. Then they build a
moat of tears against church members who offended them. Then they build a
massive wall of criticisms based on alleged statements from sundry long dead
church leaders. Then they drop boiling oil, to keep people away from their
wall, by announcing that they served a mission, were temple goers, or saw some
old manuscripts that makes the church look bad.Why cant people who
leave the church just admit they just want to drink alcohol, do fun stuff on
Sundays, avoid callings, and/or want to enjoy guiltless promiscuity? THAT I
Because I am a member of the LDS faith, I now cannot tell my baby that he/she
can grow up to be president. Because of Huckabee, there is a great religious
divide in the republican/conservative block that this country once knew. I am
worried, very worried that Obama was elected, because of his socialistic plans
which he told us he wanted to put in place before he was elected. US citizens
who voted for him are like moths flying toward the flame. Some how I'm not that
disappointed either that McCain didn't win...so where does that leave us?
oh yipee skippy, you go right on believing that religions are the victims in
modern day politics.
I would trust a lawyer,I would trust a used car salesmen,I would trust Ann "HORSEFACE" Coulter,Before I would ever trust
this BACKSTABBING LIAR.
Mike Huckabee cannot be trusted. He is no friend of the LDS Church. 1.
During the campaign he repeatedly claimed he was "the Christian" candidate. This
is different than saying that he was a Christian candidate.2. When asked
by a reporter if Mitt Romney was a Christian, he said he would defer the answer
to Mitt Romney. He could have come out and said something to the fact that the
official name of the Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints.3. It was because of Mike Huckabee that Mitt Romney had to deliver
his speech.4. When it looked like McCain was going to pick Mitt Romney as
vice president, Mike Huckabee made a huge stink.If Huckabee does run
again and does by some off chance make the Republican party, I will vote
Mormons have created this divide and now you complain. There is something very
very wrong with the mormons culture. The culture is almost beyond repair. It is
vary sad and I pray you come the to truth.
For someone apparently intent on following the Bible, you haven't indicated the
Biblical basis for your challenge. As far as I know, the need to study the Greek
version to understand the Bible can be found no where in the words of Christ,
the apostles, or the prophets.Strange, maybe you'd care to enlighten
us as to whether that's in the Septuagint.
Huckabee must be a good farmer as he sees a need to mend his fences. This is
not the same Huckabee that I saw when he was running for president.
I live in Ar, and as a teenager I was Southern Baptist...so I know how they
are...and he is.Here in Ar the whole state is verbally and aggresively
anti-lds.And besides that, satan is our wayward brother....it just the way
Huckabee said it thatset everyone off.Carole
Listen to you Mormons on here. You are the worst slanderers that God has ever
created. You back bite, gossip and throw stones at everyone who is not like you.
At least I have a few inactive mormon friends who don't act like the active
members, and who are more genuine in spirit. I plan to stay Baptist for the rest
of my life. Maybe I can convert my inactive mormon friends to my beliefs.
However, they are pretty sour when it comes to religion after being mormons.
Even though they never say anything harsh about mormons like you active ones do.
So let me get this straight Gary, Mormons are to blame for Mike Huckabee using
anti-Mormon rhetoric and then apologizing for it? I fail to make the connection.
You are, of course, free to disagree with Mormon theology, but to
blame Mike Huckabee's language on Mormons is laughable.
I have mellowed a little about Huckabee, but sadly there is the guilty by
association. Many people from his church will preach hateful things over the
pulpit about the Mormon's. There are Evangelicals that are friendly to the
church and many that are not, so his comments kind of placed him to the one
side. But in fairness, I believe that politics brings out the ugly in many
people and just as he said Romney was not the same person, maybe that goes for
him also. I have listed to some of his shows and some I have liked, but I
actually stopped watching when he had Bill Mar on, I didn't like Huckabee giving
him voice that is so anti religion of any sort.
No Anna, Mike Huckabee slandered his own reputation by using anti-Mormon
rhetoric for political gain.
Being a politician is to do things in a way that you hope to become elected and
sometimes those things seem dishonest to many people.Good mormons make both good
and bad politicians.I hope Mitt runs again and tries to leave religion off the
table.If he had then maybe there would have been two home teachers visiting the
White House in January.
As everyone has said, Huckabee is, again, "bearing false witness" that he has
nothing against Mormon politicians or members of the LDS church. Romney really got under his skin when he was makeing advertisements about
Huckabees poor record as a governor and he just cant get over it. The opposition against LDS politicians will always be shady and conducted
somewhat behind the scenes with candidates trying to fire up Evengelicals but
incinuating that a vote for a Mormon is a vote for Satans plan. The heavy
catering to Evengelicals is one of the primary problems of the Republican
party.Romney made a mistake in trying to court them. If he would
have been more direct and upfront about "not being one of them" but just stress
his honest felt positions and how the were different as well as the same as
those of Evengelicals, he would have been more respected. Back to
Huckabee, he is a self centered politician whose primary desire is to serve
himself. It is "priestcraft" at its finest which Evengelicals know
all too well, except it is about politics rather than religion.
Governor Huckabee has reached out repeatedly to the Mormans. I'm not sure what
else he can do for those of you who hang on to the hate. Politics is a messy
business and it is a shame when I see people on the same side of the fence on
the social issues fighting with each other and buying into the hate talk.
Divided we fail.
I don't recall Mitt ever talking about religion other than when he spoke in
general terms about "faith" and "Judeo-Christian values" in response to specific
questions. If anything, he was criticized for taking religion off the table too
By reading the Bible in the original language Greek(N.T.),it is amazing you see
the Jewishness of the Apostles with the Greek text. I am not anti-Mormon,I am
still married to a Mormon(35years)As far as the Septuagint it clearly in Gensis
teaches one God not gods. I like the KJV ,I am much more inspired by the ancient
....Huckabee knows he damaged Romney's chances to be president and not only that
everyone who would listen to him on TV knows he was openly opposed to McCain
picking Romney as VP. quote: "I think McCain can do better than Romney for VP".
Sarah Palin did not help republican's win, but Mitt Romney may have. He did not
end his attacks on Romney and his religion in the primary, but since has written
a book with disgusting remarks about Romney's character in his book. This man is
obcessed with Romney's money and good looks. His intention was to eleminate
Romney as a future competitor for president. It does not take a brilliant person
to figure him out. He is small in what he did, and I have no respect for the
man. I turn off the TV when he is on, and never watch his show.I am sure his
ratings are not high in Utah. Yes, he was the keynote speaker at the Baptist
convention in Utah a few years ago. I'd love to read a transcript of that talk.
He had gall to tell the people of Utah that he has not said any bad about the
Huck only likes us if were dumb enough to vote for him. We mormons are not that
dim or dumb.
Who are you kidding?
To my fellow Latter-Day Saints: I was annoyed with Gov. Huckabee during the
campaign and thought he wasn't fair with Romney. But, then, Romney did some
things I didn't agree with also. It's time to forgive and forget. A lot of
things get said in the heat of a campaign that are later regretted. If Gov.
Huckabee says he likes Mormons and wants to come to Utah, that's fine and I'll
accept what he says and hope we make him feel very welcome if and when he comes
to Utah. If we let hurt feelings fester, then we are have not forgiven and have
the greater sin. I think it was Brigham Young who said: "A man who takes
offense when no offense is intended, is a fool. And a man who takes offense
when offense is intended is also a fool." Lets be Christians and not fools.
Governor Huckabee is the most sincere politican anywhere and it is sad to hear
people misrepresent him here! He has defended the MOMONS on many occasions and
apologized more than once for a one sentence question he made over a yr ago. I
say that I agree with the poster who said "let it go." Stop making something of
nothing and actually look at Governor Huckabee and hear what he has to say about
fixing the country. Read his book "Do The Right Thing." Listen to his daily
radio comentary. Stop blaming Huckabee for Romney's failed attempt at the
presidency. Huckabee had the same right as Mitt to run and so sorry if folks
liked Huckabee better. Too bad Mitt didn't put his money behind Huckabee and
they could have beat McCain and maybe the end result would have turned out
differently. Huckabee appeals to MANY independents and conservative democrats
even like him! If you would watch "HUCKABEE" you would soon be a supporter.
Those who know Mike Huckabee, love him!!
Very nicely said! Thank you!
Yes, I think I would have rather had Huckabee as our president rather than
Obama. I suppose we will now have to stick it out with Obama. I hope though that
he is mature enough to govern the USA in a good proper manner. I think if Mitt
Romney wasn't LDS he would have been the president, and there is no doubt in my
mind about it. He's a fine moral man and certainly what our country needs and
Regardless of Huckabee's feelings about the LDS, I don't think he has a prayer
(no pun intended) of beating Obama in 2012. If Obama is even remotely
successful, he will be pretty tough to beat and given a decent second term, I
predict the Dems will challenge the amendment that prohibits a third term.Romney might have a shot if the recession drags on or worsens. But the
GOP will probably need a real star like Arnold to have a chance in 2012.
>the most sincere politican anywhereSince he is one of the most
two-faced, insincere, weasely politicians to ever enter the public arena, I can
only assume that you are being sarcastic.Huckabee has never been
anything other than a wishy-washy, narcissistic, condescending money-preacher.
And he is certainly not conservative in the sense that he would actually leave
you alone, let you live your life, and won't steal your money from you and give
it to others.His so-called apology is nothing more than political
gas. But then, he's pretty much a typical politician, so why would anybody be
Reverend Sharpton was warmly welcomed to Utah, I hope Governor Huckabee is
treated same. The primary campaign may have been ugly at times, but there's
nothing healthy about holding that against the Governor now, or any other person
of another faith for that matter. Remember, "of you it is required to forgive
This whole issue is so sad and ironic. I can't believe that someone like Mike
Huckabee sits their and blows smoke about Mormons when he doesn't even know
truly who they are and what they believe in. It all stems from fear and
misunderstanding. That is why people hate and fight against each other. I'm
glad to see all the Mormons standing up for themselves against that type of
hate. Pure hate out of fear and misunderstanding! If only they could see how
they turn right around, and do the same exact thing to homosexuals. Silly silly
Perhaps some Salt Lake City residents remember a contingent of Baptists coming
to Utah to "save" the Mormons from eternal damnation a few years ago. During
this Baptist convention, many partial-truths to outright lies where preached
from the pulpit by the keynote speaker----Mr. Huckabee. I found it disingenuous
and insulting when Mr. Hukabee cunningly stated during his campaign, "Don't
Mormons believe Satan and Jesus are brothers?" He knew the controversy the
statement would bring-especially among the conservative right. And acting like
he doesn't know the anti-Mormon talking points.....he wrote the book.
Evangelical "Born-Again" Christians worship a "different" Jesus. That's why I'll
never be an Evangelical "Born-Again" Christian.
Mr. Firth.Huckabee spoke at the preliminary pastors conference
before the actual SBC convention, he was not, I repeat, was not the keynote
speaker. This is a claim that is intentionally misleading. If you take a
minscule amount of time, you can find a summary of his remarks in a google
search from an Arkansas newspaper (Huckabee speaks to SBC). If Mr. Huckabee had
said anything remotely anti-mormon, it certainly would have made the paper in
democratic Arkansas.Mr. Huckabee steadfastly defended Romney's right
to run.Pro-life.Pro defending traditional marriagePro
smaller, less intrusive GovernmentPro fairer, flatter tax systemPro
democracyPro strong national defensePro 2nd amendmentPro
protecting our borders.10 plus years of governing a predominately
democratic state, very effectively, I might add.If you are
conservative, what is not to like?What, is he to nice to those he
disagrees with?I am sorry, I just don't understand this visceral
hate that Mormons have toward Gov. Huckabee.
Mike Huckabee and every other Evangelical on the planet regard Mormonism as a
cult, and the members as non Christians. They regard themselves as the only
'true' Christians. But where is their Christianity when it comes to the things
they say about Mormons.And to all the Mormons who made comments here
today, where is your Christianity? I find some of your remarks to be decidedly
non-Christian. This is not the way to win friends and influence people. We
need to stay rational and level headed in this discussion. Hate has no part in
it or we're all sunk.
Huckster Huckabee is a work again, but this time it's so he can sell his book.
What a bad representation of those who call themselves Christians whatever your
particular faith is. Christian means "Christ like". Reread the New Testament
if you have forgotten. Only a very few comments on here sounds "Christ like".
Whatever your faith is, ask the question "Would anyone on here be drawn to my
faith by my actions?" Do you respond like this out in the public or is it just
behind closed doors on the Internet? Well, God is all knowing, the one who will
eventually judge all mankind. If we have this personal relationship with him,
what are we doing to please him?
Re. 4:34. Since you understand ancient languages so well, you will know that
the Hebrew word Elohim (used in Genesis 1:1)is a plural.
Huckabee never sent leather office chairs to GOP leaders to try to buy the
That is one thing that I appreciate about the LDS church: never bashing another
church. Instead they say, "Here is what we have, what we believe." Then people
can choose it if they want it. Other churches apparently feel that they must
degrade (frequently incorrectly) the Mormon church before they can sway people's
opinions to join their church.
Maybe he can get another mob together next election that will be more successful
at actually convicting polygamists while a mormon is running.
I am amused at the hurt feelings Huckabee seems to have caused here, as well as
the recent anger by some Mormons at Focus on the Family's decision not to run
Glen Beck interviews because his theology is too Mormon.Did anyone
here really think that this fairly recent confederate consortium of expediency
between historical religious adversaries, brought together by a shared fear of
gays over Prop 8 in California, would overcome deep doctrinal differences that
have been the source not only of shared prejudices against gays but prolonged
rejection of one another?Is the Mormon psyche so emotionally needy
for acceptance from outsiders that they care what a Baptist minister thinks of
them, enough so to write ugly things here about a man they find ugly?The lack of charity in all this is stunning, not only towards gays in denying
them rights, but in the hypocrisy of niceness within the consortium that
beguiles how they really feel about one another when no common foe threatens.
Absent a common enemy, this conservative, confederate consortium
will surely return to their rejection of one another--either as an otherwise
polite religious cult or respected professors of abominable creeds.Wake up!
As I recall, Huckabee simply stated one of the Mormon doctrinal positions about
who Jesus is. He even stated it as an 'I think so' which was later confirmed.
Huckabee is a social and fiscal conservative that believes in the traditional
Judeo-Christian ethic. He, like Baptists, believes the Bible to be the only
divinely inspired book. If you don't like these facts...that's OK. Romney has a
liberal track record, that is a historical fact. If he's changed, that is
legitimate as well. People with strongly held religious beliefs tend to draw
criticism from those of like minded positions that are in disagreement. That's a
simple fact of life. Huckabee deserves fair treatment, even by the LDS. Huckabee
gave Romney a fair assessment. Enough said.
Re: Barbara P.All religions are cults. They all think they are the 'ONLY'
truth out there and everyone else is going to hell. Who's wrong if everyone is
right? Um, I find NO substance to any. Although I believe in god but not the
silly books people make up about religion.
Go to google and type in, Huckabee keynote speaker at the baptist convention in
Utah. Again he has lied to the people of Utah. He says what whatever is needed
to say to push his agenda. Trust me he needs something from the Mormon's or else
we'd still be doomed to hell in his openion.
Not everyone believes in the same JESUS. There are many variations of JESUS. But
one thing we all agree on is that he must have been a great man.
Reading these comments I have to wonder if folks are really concerned with
Governor Huckabee' views or with their own agenda's (maybe fearful of another
Huckabee run). Anyone who has done ANY research knows Gov. Huckabee personally
and publically apologized for the ONE question he asked the reporter about
whether Mormons believed Satan and Jesus are brothers. (which is true, by the
way). He has gone out of his way to defend the Mormons in the prop 8
controversy. Why can't you get it into you heads that it was Romney the man and
not his religion that was the problem The governor has said many times the #1
thing people want in a candidate is authenticity. He didn't believe Romney had
it and neither did the public. That's why all his millions couldnt get Mitt the
nomination. I read some here say Huckabee is responsible for Mitt not winning.
Do you REALLY believe Huckabee had less of a right to run because he had less
money? ROMNEY is the reason ROMNEY lost, not Governor Huckabee.
The contempt Huck and many other Southern Baptist ministers have for Mormons
can't be "spun" or blamed on Mitt Romney. They believe in the mythical God of
the Nicean Council--a definition negotiated between political factions. We
believe in the resurrected Jesus Christ--the Christ of which the Bible
testifies--the Son of the Father, in whose image we were created. That is a HUGE
difference.The strength of our beliefs has caused these ministers to lose (to
us) some of the best in their congregations. To stem the loss, they "spin" the
definition of Christianity to include them and exclude us. The Austin TX
newspaper front page headlines, "Baptists War on Mormons,"caught the real spirit
of their position on Mormons. As Mormons, though, we will continue to "turn the
other cheek." and let God be their judge.However, these folks are
happy to use our time, our talent, and whatever we may have to achieve their
goals--but they will continue to demonize us to keep their flock from joining
us.Sorry Huck! We won't return the attack, but we've got your
number. Another Texas Mormon
"All religions are cults."Not so, and here's why the word cult is so
offensive to our people. The difference is that a cult follows a leader rather
than God. People who say the Mormons worship Joseph Smith instead of God have
never attended a Mormon service.You're right, the LDS church claims
to be the only one with all of the truths. That doesn't mean other churches
don't have truth. But truth is truth. I know today it's all about relativism,
but truth is what it is, not the "flavor of the day" based on justifying what
someone feels like doing.As far as those silly books that people
made up, I would recommend a quick review of the sacrifices made to preserve the
Bible, Book of Mormon, etc. People died to bring these books forward. Who were
the real oppressors? Read the books with an open mind.It's easy to
stereotype all religious people as simple and blinded. Another lie. I have
degrees from 3 top schools, have lived all over the world and have pretty much
seen it all. I have found the truth. I wish you the best in life.
Eggs and rotten vegetables? One assumes that it would be Mormons who were
offended by what he is reported to have said. Now he says that Mormons are
expected to throw eggs and rotten vegetables? Maybe that's what people of
principle do where he comes from, but it never occured to me.
Huckabee is a noble man that speaks from the heart. I admire his honesty and
love for people. I hope he runs again.
There was a time when Huckabee was my favorite candidate in the primaries. But
I agree with others who have said he's now pandering. I like a lot of his
views, but I don't trust him. The comments from Huckabee: Mormo-phobe were
spont-on in my estimation.
Huck set up his presidential run under the terms, "Christian Leader". Then after
setting the table he tried to deny the rest of his campaign that the table
wasn't his. He is a populist, and borderline 'Gubmint Cheese' socialist. Even
Palin toes that line politically, not sure if it was cowtowing to 'handlers',
but it appears true "Get government out of my face, car, my bedroom, my
livingroom, my business, church etc. and let me lead my life" classical
liberalism / modern conservatism is to be eradicated. Conservatives truly had
no champion in this Presidential fight. Libertarianism is even hijacked by
'troofers' and fools. Tragic that even RON PAUL (online vote = %1000) was
looking good.Isolationist who would have us killed in this day and age. Romney
was an attempted viable option but even then he is a 'politician first' and
'conservative second'...as are all the 'conservative' politicians. The system
will protect itself and will not be changed from within. The system is
'Government will protect you...even from yourself'. Better "weck up to thees!"
and get ready. The only 'change' the system will have is more corrupt laws and
regulations to enslave.
Once upon a time.....came along a leader, who the people recognized
as REAL.....it was Governor Mike Huckabee.And those who
could not see it, attacked him.Hmmmm....reminds me of a story in the
I challenge any person on this blog to provide proof that Huck was "the KEYNOTE
speaker" at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1998. The source must be
legitimate, not a blog or someone quoting a blog.Go to
arkansasonline.comThen click on newsthen 1998Then junthen 08then huckabee-us-gave-religionThis is an article that
was written after Huckabee's speech, summarizing it, and written before the
convention actually started. Huckabee was not the "keynote speaker,"
and in fact did not say anything about mormons in his speech, read the article.
This keynote speaker fallacy is a smear tactic to justify your
irrational and insipid hate for Governor Huckabee.
I am a Mormon and I even wonder about Mormons. Evangelicals believe they are
the only true Christians. Mormons believe they are the only true church. So
what's the difference? Both Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee would make great
presidents. Romney was a recent convert to some conservative issues, but that's
OK, he's seen the light. Huckabee's tax plan would have saved the American
economy and free market system. I hope we can make it to the next election.
But Romney will find it hard to get elected because he is a Mormon. It used to
be that way for Catholics, too. Mormons need to get over themselves and realize
that a lot of people don't like Mormons. We have a public image problem that
stems in part from polygamy. Until the Church strongly addresses that issue it
will be that way.
The Mormon Church is not a cult. You can do what you choose to do. You are NOT
forced to do anything. If you don't want to go to church, don't go, if you
don't want to follow the Prophet's council, don't, if you don't want to keep the
word of wisdom, don't. But at the same time we know there are blessings from
living honestly. If you want those blessings, than do the things you have been
counciled to do. You are not asked to do one thing that will hurt you.You are
only asked to do things that will protect you if you choose. The laws of the
land have been set up to protects us, if you break those laws you or someone
else suffers the consequences. No one makes you do anything. If you have
guilt, it is your own, your going against yourself. No one makes you do
anything. It is free agency to choose that works for all of us and we do not
believe that just because you are not a Mormon that you are damned. We are all
children of God. We all have a purpose here, be your best self everyday.
Huckabee reminds me of my son's pet snake. It was nice and kind (we thought)
until it bit him. Thereafter, we never trusted it.Huckabee is a
serious anti-Mormon bigot. He's not changing, any more than Himler who told the
Jews to get ready to take a shower, immediately before ushering them into the
gas chambers. Obama's my man, any day, over Huckabee.
Trust me folks,Huckabee is as phony and untrustful as he sounds. Living here in
Iowa, he was here a few weeks ago on his book tour,slamming Mitt. He does not
like Mitt or the Morman faith at all. Please,we must stop him in 2012,because if
there is any inkling that Mitt will run as President again,Huckabee will run
too,just to stop and badmouth Mitt.All I can say is Mitt 2012!
Even Ron Paul, when commenting on the huckster gave the following Sinclair Lewis
Quote: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and
carrying a cross". The duped evangelicals supporting huckleberry were a
discredit to Christianity as a whole.
To: Typical PoliticianThe reason you don't recall them is because
they weren't reported. The media likes to start a fight and keep it going to
have something to report about. It makes a good story. Those of us who have
followed Huckabee have heard it all along. He hasn't shifted his thoughts on
Mormons at all. It's just that this reporter had the good sense to actually
report it.If you truly listen to Huckabee himself and don't listen
to the biased vial and anger that is spewed on message boards or the
misinformation that is "reported" or more than likely "opinionized" in today's
media, you will find a man who is respectful of all human beings and appreciates
the value of each individual. You will also find someone whose family values
and policies line up very solidly with those of the Mormon faith. Filter what you read and hear and search for the truth. You won't find it in
today's media. Form your opinions by going directly to the source - watch his
show, read his books, check out u-tubes, most of all, listen to what he is
Couldn't agree with you more!There's NO way that Huckabee, who
graduated from a Christian seminary and would have NO DOUBT been exposed to
basic LDS doctrines as well as doctrines from other major Christian and
non-Christian religions, did not know that Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus
Christ and Lucifer are spiritual brothers. He threw that bomb in the interview
to shock mainstream Christians into hysteria. Plus, not too many years ago he
was one of the headline speakers in the huge Baptist/anti-Mormon crusade in Salt
Lake.Mike Huckabee currently friendly to Latter-day Saints?Not hardly....
What a loser...I've never seen someone talk out of both sides of their mouth so
much in my life. One you are proven to a liar, fearmonger and unchristian by
the comments made...you will never, never, never be able to over it. You have
been cast in stone Huckboy!
The hate in your hearts spews forth in your ugly words. "Be ye
imitators of Christ"? Me thinks not.
Hey Huck, you say that Romney was surrounded by those who gave him
bad advice.Hmmmmm....that "bad advice" still allowed Romney to
compile more delegate votes than you gained and you kept campaigning for a month
or so AFTER Romney suspended his campaign.Some bad advice.Are you sure there's not just a tad bit of jealousy in your words?
Huckabee cost Romney the nomination in my opinion. He stayed in the race when
it was obvious he couldnt win just to double team along with that ghastly McCain
guy to stomp out Romney.A vote for Huckabee was a vote for McCain
which ultimately meant a vote for a democrat president and this jerk knew it.
His hatred for Romney was obvious. Even his jerk campaign manager, that jerk Ed
Rollins who made a fool out of himself running the Ross Perot campaign said he
wanted to "knock Romney's teeth in".Hey Huckabee, give it up.
Everybody, not just mormon, but everybody except the dumbest of the evangelicals
(bottom 20%) think of you as a lying tool and you arent going anywhere in 2012.
I would vote for Obama before you and I have never voted for a democrat in my
Huckabee will not get very far. Only a very devout group of fundees will support
him in 2012.
Personally, I consider being called a bunch of egg and vegetable throwers
"unkind".I'm hurt all over again.
I strongly second the comment on the first page from the person who had Huckabee
as a governor, who said "What he primarily seeks is celebrity status." When Mitt
Romney stepped aside for the good of the country to throw his support behind
McCain, because he could do the math (Huckabee continued his run beyond the
point of ridiculous because he "didn't major in math"), it showed me that Romney
was all about country first. I would support Mitt Romney for President in 2012
in a heartbeat. Huckabee? He belongs right where he is, soaking up the
that's fine Mr Huckabee. Excuse me if I still won't vote for you in a million
years. It's certainly telling that you accuse Mitt Romney of being two-faced,
when YOU were the one to run blasting our religion, and now try to kiss up to us
after. Give me a break.
I remember one time when Mitt Romney said on that one show where he thought that
Christians were meanies. See I can do it too. Say things that may or probably
aren't true and not substantiate them, but say that they are fact. I'm not
saying that you even knowingly are doing it, but do the research for yourself.
Don't trust blogs that say that Governor Huckabee said all these bad things.
Tell me and show me what he said and when, then I can take you seriously.
The Huckster is trying to rejuvenate his image so he can run in 4 years. Don't
believe it. During the Iowa Primary his campaign would not do anything overtly
anti-Mormon, but surrogate groups would do the dirty work of making the
anti-Mitt anti-Mormon calls so Huck would have deniability. He ran the dirtiest
campaign I've seen in a while at the same time attacking Mitt for running a
dirty campaign for comparing records. The Huckster hated Mitt for being Mormon
and for being rich and still does! He will use any tactic to tear down any
Republican who he thinks will stand between him and the White House.
During the early primary debates Huckabee was only asked the religious
questions. He found overwhelming support for his great answers. People were
craving a politican who was proud to be Christian and stood up against secular
society. Thus Huckabee used the words Christian Leader in his tv ads. However,
after Iowa Huckabee found that those words boxed him in and he needed to appeal
to more voters in NH and MI.As to the apology that LDS church
members are still seeking, Huckabee apologized right away to Romney regarding
the NYT article. He also, despite southern baptist doctrinal differences, never
said that LDS were not Christian. He gave outward support to the LDS church for
their great effort in passing Prop 8. Huckabee has publicly endorsed other LDS
politicians.In reading Huckabee's book, I can see why there was a
rift between Huckabee and Romney. Huckabee did not find Romney to be a true
social conservative, thought Mitt was disengenuous. Romney also went out of his
way to treat Huckabee like a tier two candidate based on financial and working
class status. Similarly how Palin was treated by Washington elites.LDS members need to forgive and forget.
I remember Huckabee responding to the a question about Mormons: "Aren't they the
ones who believe that Sataan is the brother of Jesus?" I thought at the time:
"And art thou a Minister in Isreal and knowest not these things?" If more of
these commercial ministers would read the scriptures and earnestly pray, instead
of blindly following their creeds, they would know such things!
I remember Huckabee responding to a question about Mormons: "Aren't they the
ones who believe that Sataan is the brother of Jesus?" I thought at the time:
"And art thou a Minister in Isreal and knowest not these things?" If more of
these commercial ministers would read the scriptures and earnestly pray, instead
of blindly following their creeds, they would know such things!
I campaigned for Romney in Iowa, Nevada, Idaho, and Florida. The #1 problem
with people voting for him was his faith. Whether or not Huckabee is sincere,
he deliberately chose to keep stoking the bigotry that exists within the radical
"Christian" world, and McCain loved it.Huckabee and all of his
bigoted supporters will not find any friends among real Conservatives in 2012.
Many people are disgusted at what happened in the Primary.
On his campaign trail, the pious Gov. Huckabee merely asked a simple question:
"Would you vote for a president who belives Satan is Jesus' brother?" His
cleverly crafted one-liner created exactly what he intended: alarm over the
"weird beliefs" of his LDS contender. While Huckabee praises the
absence of a religious test in US politics, he deceitfully employed one of his
own againt Mit Romney.
It is to the credit of the faith of those Mormons that many look for the good in
Huckabee. Others, who flaunt their paranoia by insisting that they "know" what
he really means when he says something else, only do a disservice to themselves
and to Mormonism. They fool no one, and only lower the esteem of other
Christians for Mormons. Remember, Catholics and Protestants killed each other
for a century after Martin Luther was excommunicated, but have gradually come to
terms with each other because more unites them than divides them. Let us hope
this will also happen with the Mormons, but irrational and undeserved hostility
against a southern Baptist running for President will not get the job done. On
the contrary, he is probably their best hope.
The Deseret News and Doug Wright should set the record straight on Mike Huckabee
and his documented prejudice against Mormons. A starting point would be to
review the GOP debate in which Mike was asked whether he could vote for a Mormon
for president. He stuttered and stammered and then said, "No." Sadly, seminary programs and ministries have misled Mr. Huckabee and other
evangelicals with their poorly-researched information about Mormonism.
Scholarly Biblical research shows that Mormons actually have substantive
research to back up doctrines departing from those originated at the Council at
Nicaea. At this convention of Bishops which Constantine gathered, founding
Judeo-Christian doctrines were changed and reconciled with contemporary
philosophers. Mormons believe those lost and founding principles have been
restored and fulfilled.Cherilyn Bacon Eagar
Huckabee spouts the rhetoric. The best he can say is that Mormons are good
community helpers? Utah is a beautiful state? Read the words, he has said
nothing of substance. It is a lie that he has any admiration for Mormons, his
view is that we are all deceived by the devil.My reaction to his
pandering statements/lies? Bull-loney!
If you want to really get back at Mr. Huckabee then have all of your family and
friends pray for him. Pray that he is driving down a dark lonely highway, he is
miles from nowhere and his car breaks down. Then pray that after a long wait a
car comes along with two Mormon missionaries going home. I would like to hear
that conversation. Okay?
I would appreciate hearing a good journalistic research on Huckabee comments. He
has nothing to lose from talking to Mormons now. What about the rest of the
country. He lacks guts as well as fairness.
Mormons constitute less than 5% of the population of this country, and
Protestants more than 50%. Mormons only defeat themselves by focusing on
whether or not Huckabee secretly "hates" Mormons. The truth is that they are of
minor significance to him, and he spends very little time thinking about them.
Romney did not lose the nomination because Huckabee turned the Protestants
against him. I was a Protestant who was FOR Romney until I saw the campaign
unfold. I am not a southern baptist or evangelical Christian, but I saw that
Romney was disingenuous and unprincipled, and also saw that Huckabee has some
excellent ideas (some of which have been adopted by Obama). No one is now
better positioned to defend the social interests of the Mormons than Huckabee.
Certainly Romney would only be wasting his time (and money) to run again in
2012. I still only care about a man's religion to the extent that it
makes him more fit to help this country return to the values on which it was
founded, and if the Mormons will assume the same attitude, all will be well.
Romney slandered both Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul by claiming they divorced their
wives when they had not. "I am the only candidate still married to his first
wife." Besides, Romney seems to have made an idol of money and power. He's a
liar and a scumbag, not even a true Mormon. Romney is disgusting.Gov. Huckabee at least has the humility to treat the voters as his bosses,
which they are. He, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal all come from us. They are
hard working, self-made people who have proven themselves to be leaders who come
through in the clutch. Mitt Romney comes to us, and treats the common people
like they are beneath him. In this country, we believe the person best
qualified for the job should get the job, regardless of who his/her father was
or where he/she went to college.
I agree with everyone who spoke up to tell Mr. Huckabee that we can see right
through his "politicking" attitude. And being two faced. It's pretty fake. And I
say to him, "Shame on you!" Our nation is in serious need of good
leaders who are willing to see things as they really are and to have the ability
to help our nation understand what we can do as a people in order for our
country to be truly strong. That has been a problem with many who have run for
office for years now. They claim to want the best for our nation - when the
reality is that all they want is to be popular and to control more than they are
able to handle. Mud slinging is a trait of those who are not able to truly
handle power and authority. We need leaders who have experience in
truly leading, based on their qualifications of past experience and not other
things which mimic true leadership. God Bless America!
I see myriad reasons to dislike Huckabee as a candidate that have nothing to do
with his religion, or ours. I really don't care about his LDS outreach, because
it's irrelevant to me. I dislike him as a candidate because of his policies,
his personal nastiness - his quick wit is not tempered by empathy - and his
class-wedge populism.One candidate is not worth driving a political
wedge between natural allies. There are many candidates who can attract the
same social conservative demographic, without the burden of Huckabee's
baggage.He's toxic waste. Leave him to his talk show, where his
talents - and he has talents - are marketable. But I want nothing to do with
him running entity I live in - federal, state, local. 18 months of his endless
primary was enough.
You brought up some good points, but I sincerely disagree with the point that
the church's image problem stems from polygamy. That was over 100 years ago and
people need to get past it.I think the church's greatest image
problem comes from misinformation. Some of it is from ignorance, some from
former/Anti Mormons, and some from other churches.For some reason,
most non-Mormons are afraid to ask their Mormon friends questions (perhaps
because we are over-zealous in our response) and find their information from
outside sources.My policy has always been to quickly and accurately
answer the question and leave it at that. You'd be surprised how much more
interested people are when you do that. Someone's simple question does not need
to be answered with all 7 discussion right on the spot.As for
Huckabee, I like him and I'm not offended by him at all. However, I don't think
he will win the nomination in 2012 because he's no match for Obama. We need
someone with a lot more star power, unfortunately, to beat a historic incumbent
It is precisely because the Protestant population is so large that Huckabee's
comments were so irresponsible and damaging to Romney's campaign. I agree it
wasn't the only reason Romney failed to win the nomination, but the fact that
Huckabee spends "very little time" thinking about Mormons misses the point: he
cares a great deal about the Protestant vote and making sure Romney doesn't get
I really do not understand why so many on this blog post would be offended by
someone asking about their belief.I have been visited by those of
the Morman faith who have encouraged me to ask questions about their faith. I
do not get offended when they try to prove that I am wrong for being a member of
Southern Baptist, one reason being is that this denomination is not my main
source of faith.I believe Gov. Huckabee has been unjustly criticized
not because of his questions, but because he is a Southern Baptist.
This is ironic to have to correct the "myth buster." Romney never claimed
Huckabee or Rep. Paul divorced their wives, nor did he say he was the only
candidate still married to his first wife.In regards to speculating
about Romney making an "idol of money and power," and being a "liar," "scumbag,"
and "not even a true Mormon," you are free to think what you want, but haven't
presented any reasons for your conclusions.As far as Romney's
background, I didn't know Romney's choice of school or his father had
disqualified him from being president. Clearly it shouldn't qualify someone to
president, but your suggestion that Romney is somehow disqualified on that basis
is just as absurd.If you think that Hucks, Palin, or Jindal are best
qualified for the job, that's your prerogative, but so far it sounds like you're
basing your decision more on personality than ability.
Here in Mexifornia, we know about Double Speak...our politicians wrote the book!
Mike Huckabee seems to have that talent himself, and talk about changing one's
image during the Presidential election! Huckabee was a pitbull toward his
Republican opponents, especially toward Romney (and went after his jugular). You
will receive no sympathy from me for being "misunderstood", Huckster...you're a
bigot!We experienced a litany of hate-speech during the Prop 8 push,
especially toward the LDS Church. The Evangelicals and other Christian churches
were very appreciative of the LDS cash flow toward the cause, but the Evy's made
it clear that they didn't believe the LDS Church was "Christian" (Dr. James
Dobson, for one). Mike Huckabee hasn't changed his stance toward the
Church either, but loves the millions of dollars attributed to the family values
cause. "So we'll take the money, but you still can't join the club!" is what
they are projecting. Who wants to be a member of a "club" that expends
significant energies denouncing another religion? Note: From a state
which promotes TOLERANCE as a mantra, California's government didn't extended
any to the LDS Church during the elections or Prop 8 campaigns. Another example
of our bankrupt state's implosion!
If you want to give a good impression of the Mormon faith, you are not
representing it very well with your hatred and unforgiving nature towards
Governor Huckabee. While there isn't a perfect one among us, Governor Huckabee
has apologized for the ONE comment he made that was taken out of context and
caused Mormons to become offended. He apologized to Romney in person and
publically. What more do you want from him? He has defended Mormons nationally
on his tv show recently with regards to prop 8. Governor Huckabee is a good man,
brilliant, and actually concerned with Americans not just in it for his ego,
like most. Please realize you do your religion more harm than The Governor ever
could by showing this hateful side of the Mormon faith!
The only reason Huckabee's religion is noteworthy is because it undermines the
innocence of his comment, given that he recycled the same anti-Mormon rhetoric
that has been used ad nauseam by some other Southern Baptists. On the other
hand, Jimmy Carter is a great example of a Southern Baptist who didn't make
inflammatory statements like Gov. Huckabee. I think Mormons are generally very
open about sincere questions regarding their faith. The issue is not someone
asking questions regarding the Mormon faith, the issue is asking loaded
questions regarding the Mormon faith for political gain.
The issue, for many, is that Huckabee seems to be incredibly duplicitous by
using anti-Mormon rhetoric during the primaries, then apologizing afterward as
if it were some big misunderstanding. It comes across like the shady lawyer who
makes an inflammatory statement in court to bias the jury. He doesn't mind when
the judge asks that the comment be stricken from the record because the damage
is already done. Obviously no one on this comment board (Mormon or non-Mormon)
is perfect, but many are angered by what appears to many to have been a very
calculating comment during a pivotal part of the primaries.
"We have a public image problem that stems in part from polygamy. Until the
Church strongly addresses that issue it will be that way."They
did...119 years ago.
There aint nutting good about huckabee.
Patrick posted: "I love the Mormons, but I think it's so funny that you
proselytize other Christians but feel persecuted when they don't accept you as
fully Christian. Kind of a double standard."Please take a few
minutes to deal with the beam in your eye before commenting on the mote you see
in ours . . . your sentence above reflects the true "double standard"LDS have no problem with evangelical proselyting as you suggest evangelicals
do of LDS (and I continue to wonder at some important motivational reasons), the
LDS perspective is that we allow Christians to believe they are Christians
following Jesus of Nazareth. So instead of acknowleding such a double standard,
they insult LDS members who live their lives as Christ asked of us.The LDS issue with other Christian Churches isn't whether their members are
"fully Christian", but rather if they have had an opportunity to partake of
ordinances seen as fully valid by authority of Christ. Our teaching is that if
evangelicals are honestly living as Christians, they will have an opportunity
for such ordinances later, even if need be after death. Is the beam in the eye,
ear, and heart?
One can accept an apology graciously and still not believe it was honestly
offered . . especially when it was followed by later events in following primary
states which belied its honesty.Huck needs to actually stop making
excuses for himself and blaming Romney for whatever . . I don't care whether the
insult was only 11 words or even just 1 . . . he has no humility or honesty in
all this political BS until he takes responsibility for himself, regardless of
how nice of a person he may be otherwise.
While I agree that Mormons are human and sometimes don't represent their
religion as well as they should, you're mistaken in assuming that everyone who
has posted here expressing opposition to Huckabee is Mormon. Additionally, why
is it that one can't express their opposition toward a person or cause without
being accused of hatred?I accept Huckabee's apology, however I would
NEVER vote for him and have a right to exercise a healthy skepticism of his
motives. I believe, like so many others on this board, that his character lacks
many virtues, and I take exception to the charge that this amounts to hatred.
On the contrary, given the opportunity to meet I'm sure I would find him a warm
and friendly, likeable guy.Like so many on this board, my opinion of
Huckabee isn't based soley on his Mormon comments but certainly enforced by
them. Even in putting his comments aside, which I must do in accepting his
apology, his record and actions in other matters would never earn my confidence
*Battle of Banjo's playing in background* "Times are tough. My customers are
leaving in droves. What's a pastor to do without a flock of sheeple. I got to
stoke the fire by picking on the 'mormon's'. I'll just make good later... "God
Maker's" is on. Popcorn is hot and ready, and for $24.99 you too can visit and
take part in our 'anointing'! Feel free to call our 'Bill Keller' prayer line
and we'll save your soul! $4.99 per minute...goes to a good cause though, (Jag
needs a new transmission)...you have my good 'word'.
I worked on Mitt's campaign here in the Dallas area (baptist bible belt
country). I also saw first hand how unchristian Huckabee is. I was disapointed
at the so called minister and at the baptist community. I learned very quickly
about their plan from some baptist friends and a baptist minister. They only
wanted him to lose becasue he was a Mormon even though he was and will always be
more qualified that Huckabee. How sad. I believe Huckabee to be a very
correction:And if Romney runs in 2012--he'll have my vote just as he
did in LAST year's primary.
Well, can we send the missionaries over to your home Mr. Huckeebee? You would
make a great Mormon.
Huckabee asked one question which was taken out of context from a long
interview, but he has never said a disparaging word about Mormonism. That's the
facts.He did, however, criticize Romney's policies, motives and
One impressive quality that Obama has is that he doesn't go down to the level of
some of the politicians..not to say that I am not very very worried about his
philosophies and politics. Huck went way down there...and so did McCain...seems
that Mitt was always on the defensive.
Big deal! One vote
If Huckabee wants to prove his statement that he has never said anything bad
about the Mormons, please get us a copy of the transcripts from the SBC
(Southern Baptist Convention's) meeting they held in Salt Lake City (that he
attended as a speaker) and we shall see.Even if he did not state
anything, I am willing to bet he supported and agreed with all other speakers.
When he can produce that, I will believe him.
I recognized the unholy alliance struck between McCain and Huckabee. It was very
obvious. Their reason was to get the Mormon out. Even McCains 90+ mother made a
disparaging remark about Mormons on TV. If Mitt had not been a Mormon it would
have been completely different, even if they didn't like him. I had read about
Huckabees stance on Mormons before he ran for President. I have read a lot about
Mitt Romney, his family as well as his father who was Gov.of Michigan. It is a
family with high morals and family values. On top of it Mitt is very smart. He
was the one that made the economy the issue during the primary. He had the
better credentials for solving our nations problems. I realize that we are all
different and we think different, but that is what keeps our nation in balance.
I think you've all got too much time on your hands. You've wasted a perfectly
good Saturday on here ranting back and forth all day. 2012 is a long time off.
Why fuss about what Huckabee did or didn't mean at this point? Who cares?
What do we, as Mormons, want from Evangelicals and Huck's loyal base? To be
treated as Christians..treated normal...right? The comments that were said
during the primaries were abhorrent, true. The twisting of the LDS church and
the politicising in other denomination's churches equally bad. Thing is
the only way we're going to get past all of that is by reconciling. And as lame
as Huck was being during the primaries, I gotta say I am pleased to see he came
out to SL for this purpose.So regardless of what anyone said, all of you
posting comments that are against this reconciliation are doing nothing but
further damaging the relationship when it's time to move on. Forgive and
Posted: >>>Hmmmmm....that "bad advice" still allowed Romney to compile more
delegate votes than you gained and you kept campaigning for a month or so AFTER
Romney suspended his campaign.
This man may share some of the same moral values with us, but he represents the
same group that is connected behind some anti literature. Do we really want to
put ourselves in the same boat with this man. He is a Southern Baptist Minister
whose convention produces and sponsors literature through the Utah Missions, Inc
from Marlow, OK and the ministry of Rev Walker from Dallas. Why doesn't anyone
ask him why his convention financially supports these ministries or if he took a
cults class in Baptist College working towards a ministry degree. These people
in private and from the pulpit are not generous or charitable towards us. I
went to their colleges and came back to the Church. I do not believe for one
minute his comments are out of context.
Baptists and Evangelicals are dangerous cults. Mormons should pray that people
trapped in these dangerous and crazy cults will have the courage to leave.
I, too was impressed with Huckabee in the beginning. As with all candidate I
was interested in, I went to his website and discussion forum. My positive view
of him changed quickly when I read all the vile hate-filled remarks from his
followers. If he did not agree with these remarks and feelings, he could have
put a stop to it. He could have changed the tone of his website, but he didn't.
You know very well that the candidates monitor their websites. He knew all
this hatred was going on in "his" ranks, but he did nothing to change or
disagree with the comments made by his followers. In my opinion, he
is known by his "fruits" and his associates just exactly as Obama was known by
his.He is a charismatic, entertaining speaker, but not an honest man
- just another politician.
I have digested every comment on this story. And some of them have summed up
Huckabee's character or his anti Mormon comments very correctly. I do think he
intended to portray Rommey as "not a christian" and therefore elevate himself to
the evangelical community as the one christian they should trust and support,
therefore creating unfavorable feelings toward Mormons in general. If he had
been truely sorry for his comments to the NY times, he would have gone to Romney
in person and private to apologize but he chose to go before the nation to get
more attention to himself. Most people can see through that kind of tactics.
John,They do. I hear them telling about it every week in Church!
In my working life I spent 40 years working in a highly technical field. None of
us had the time or luxury of worrying about what our coworkers religeous beliefs
were. Our main concern had to be, is this person qualified to do their job
properly? I am amazed that people can argue over what others religous beliefs
are. I think this puts us on the same level as those people in the mideast and
around the world who have been killing each other over religion for thousands of
I agree with the writer from Dallas. I worked on the campaign here in Iowa for
Mitt,and Huckabee never had a kind word to say about Mitt or the mormans. He is
very dishonest and far from being a decent Baptist minister! He is a "snake in
The LDS church believes that Lucifer and Christ are spiritual siblings in the
same sense that Adolf Hitler and Mother Theresa were spiritual siblings. That
is, that God created us all, but that we make our own choices and determine our
own outcome, and that original creation is oftentimes the only thing we may have
in common with another individual. We do not believe that Satan and the Savior
share similar traits or behaviors or anything else, for that matter, nor do we
believe that God created the devil for the pure sake of creating evil in the
world. Just as Hitler's mother created a life that later used his own agency and
went horribly astray, Lucifer, using his agency, turned his back on all the
divine truth and knowledge he was given, and became the monster we know him as
today. Huckabee's comment was calculated to give the worst possible twist on the
doctrine that he could give, and his apology rings false. We may accept his
apology, and we may begin to forgive him for his actions, but that does not mean
we will trust or support him in the future.
Huck is okay, I really do not care what he thinks either way.Mitt is
going to get the Big Call from Salt Lake. Weather or Not he picks up the phone
is another matter.Both Salt Lake and Mitt have each others Number on
their Speed Dial.
Re: 10:03The LDS church believes in Lucifer .
Finally! Someone who gets it, sees the absurdity of all of this.Get
over it, and let's come together for the common conservative good of this
country!If you haven't watched "Huckabee" on Fox News Channel,
Sat&Sun 8pm, please tune in. I think you will be surprised and perhaps learn how
to interact with people who you may not agree with. It's really something to
behold, as there are not many programs like this out there. Huckabee, himself, has people on who he does not agree with, but he is civil,
and kind, and the other person is free to state their point of view.(like
Richard Dreyfuss, like Jerry Springer, like Ann Coulter, who was on last night's
show) We need to bring this type of RESPECT back. Agree to disagree.
What I'm reading on here is waaaay judgemental, self-righteous, and
unforgiving. Do you think God is pleased with this? I mean, what is
the point? Let's come together for the good of the conservative movement in this
country. If not, we are up that creek, without a paddle...
Yes, that would explain why it's called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
"Why fuss about what Huckabee did or didn't mean at this point? Who cares?" Good point. After all, it's only the leader of the free world we're
You're correct in pointing out that Huckabee did eventually get more delegates
than Romney. What you conveniently fail to mention is that he only did so
several weeks after Romney dropped out of the race because he was behind. Next
time tell the whole story before chastising others for comments you feel are
"inaccurate, ignorant, and based on unfounded rumors." Others might just as
easily accuse you of the same.
You're certainly free to view Huckabee as the poster child of "respect" and
"civility," but others are equally free to view Huckabee in a less-favorable
light. What would be "absurd" is to not have healthy debates regarding
Huckabee's, and any other politician's, integrity and motives. As citizens work
to elect the future leaders of this country, that discourse will do much more
long-term good than simply "coming together" around any politicians who call
themselves a conservative.
Everyone on here is upset because He wouldnt accept Mormons as christians. But
your definition of Christ is different than the bible. So therefor he was
right. MOrmons are not christian.
As far as I'm aware Huckabee never said that, nor have I seen a single post
discussing that issue. I'm sure you'd like to stir the pot with off-topic
remarks, but I doubt anyone will take the bait.
The fact that LDS are not considered "Christian" by Evangelicals must be
tempered by the thought, perhaps, that would LDS WANT to be considered
"Christian" in light of what evangelicals believe alone? Differences of
"opinion" about the Godhead are not slight, and the LDS does not/need not make
any apologies for their beliefs, and would not make concessions or revisions of
beliefs in order to be "accepted" by these other groups. The LDS can and does
stand on its own.Huckabee is entitled to his beliefs. The LDS are
entitled to theirs. Lets move on now, working together where mutually
beneficial, and be cordial, letting God judge. The rock and foundation on which
the LDS stands does not/will not change. Just move on.
Yes, he is trying to make nice, but, of course, Mike Huckabee also knows that if
he is the Republican nominee (for any office), he would STILL get the Mormon
vote, as long as his opponent is a Democrat.
The LDS definition of Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, the
literal Son of God in the flesh. He condescended to come to earth to save us
from our sins, so that if we repent and are baptized on His name, and follow His
commandments, we may somebody be able to return to Him and to the Father. How is
that different from the way other "Christians" view Him?
The basis for most everyones criticisum of Huckabee is that he has used religion
as the reason not to vote for Romney (even though their social positions are
near identical) and not necessarily Romneys political positions. That is the
crux of it and it will be the same in the future. Now he wants us to think
"that Mormons make the best public servents"? Get real. I have my
own differences with Romneys political positions but I think he was a better
political candidate than Huckabee. Our two worst presidents (Carter
and Bush) have been Evengelicals. It might be helpful in getting elected but
it has not helped them in leading our country. I am not willing to
fall for Huckabee's sales pitch.
I can't believe that the comments have gone on for this long!!!There
are a lot of real negative comments here.It will be a l o n g time
before we have to deal with if we will or will not vote for Huchabee for
President.Why don't we wait and see what happens in these years? Why
continue to fight this battle right now?I did not vote for him - he
may change - some people do.. maybe he learned some lessons.. who's to say.. Why
keep bashing?There are many problems that are here and now that need
our attention - why not worry about them instead?Bashing is bashing
- weather in person, over the phone, whatever - and in the light of church
communication it is NEVER acceptable. We have been warned about this over and
over by our leaders.We know that we are Christians - God knows that
we are Christians.. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!
Huckabee may say what he wants. The reality is he is an anti-Mormon. The book, A
Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right and the Mormon Question goes
into detail about Huckabee's attacks against Romney and the LDS Church.
Think about it for a minute, why would Huckabee like the mormons; even the
mormons don't like the mormons, but I love the mormons they make my day.
Huckabee's problem with Mitt is that Mitt ran negative ads in Iowa (based on
policy) to blunt his late surge. That is where the problem started. I agree
with Huckabee on that one. Mitt should have stayed positive and let the chips
fall where they may. Huckabee had similar ads (based on policy) to
run against Mitt. He didn't air them except to the press. If he had aired them
there would have been no backlash in Utah because of it.The backlash
is based on the subtle comments ("Don't Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are
brothers?" or to Evangelicals "I am one of you") which were designed to peel
away support from Mitt based on his faith. It makes us believe
there is a litmus test for public service which excludes members of our faith.
It also reminds us of the evangelical street preachers at General Conference who
harass and annoy people who simply want to attend a religous service.It is unfortunate because when it comes to public policy, economic and moral,
I agree with Huckabee over 90% of the time.
Huckabee was shown the transcript from the New York Times before it went to
print where he asked if Mormons believe that Jesus and Satan are brothers. If he
really didn't want to be quoted on that, he could have stopped it. It is totally
disingenuous on his part to play innocent. It was all a campaign tactic. You
must be a fool to take him at his word.
I don't like politicians like Mike Huckabee because I think that he's a good
example of what's wrong with the Republican party. The extreme religious right
that has hijacked our party cares about three things: abortion, gay marriage,
and whether or not the candidate is a "good christian". They gave us Bush in
'04 and '00 and because of the actions of the religious right they also ended up
giving us McCain, one of the most unexciting and ineffective presidential
candidates in modern history. What about Republicans who believe in
small government and limited taxation? A free market system? Responsible
spending? A government that provides opportunities to succeed rather than a
non-conditional handout? That's what the Repbulican Party should be about.Romney was so CLEARLY the guy to fix this economic mess, Obama's in way
over his head. The idea of what COULD be happening right now instead of what IS
makes me sick. We needed Romney so badly. I blame Huckabee for the fact that
we don't have him now. I invite Huckabee to come out to Madison WI,
we'll all through eggs at him out here, although I'll be doing it for a
different reason than everyone else.
Someday would someone please ask Mr. Huckabee why if says he has no issue with
the Morman faith or it's members why was he the key note speaker at his faith's
Salt Lake conference (several years ago)where theme of the conference was to
bash the Morman faith and people? Also where does this paid preacher get off
assuming he has the authority to judge whether someon is a Christian or not I
thought that was the Savior's role. Mr. Huckabee you are not as slick of a
talker as you think you are people see through your hypocracy!
I do not understand why if Romney is so great and has the know how and answers
to the nation's economic problems, then why doesn't he publish a white paper of
instructions to help the nation; or is this a mormon thing of only helping when
there is some thing in it for themselves.
To Praying,You think you can see through Huckabee's hypocrisy, but
you can't even see your way through the pages of a dictionary! Put some
sunscreen on that red neck of yours and leave the intelligent conversation to
those of us who can actually claim a command of the language.
No different than any other career politician today. He'll say whatever he
thinks is what that particular audience wants to hear at that time. Course I
guess it's not exclusive to politics. My in-laws go to church, listen to the
same lessons as me, and still are the biggest liars and two faced manipulators
around. He's full of it, and doesn't mean a word of it. If he did, he'd have
said it a long time ago, and he'd be willing to say it and defend it to his
Evangelicals have been claiming for many years that Mormons are not
"Christians". I am am 63 years old and I remember as a kid of 12 being told by
my neighbors that the LDS church was a Cult. They're told this by their pastors.
Why? They don't want to lose their "constituents" because that amounts to losing
MONEY. Money for their salaries and their expenses. Hucklebee being a Baptist,
is an evangelical. He torpedoed Romney by playing the "religion card"...ie.
"Hey, he's a Mormon"..he belongs to a cult. Huckelbee is a liar and a fraud. I
hope the truth comes out some day and he gets booted from his Hollywood TV show.
My wife was Southern Baptist before she joined the Church. It is interesting to
see a different point of view and I ask her often in a respectful manner what
Baptists believe. I think some LDS members get bent out of shape when people
say we are not Christian. Frankly, I think the insinuation is confusing when
true Christians should believe that whether or not someone is Christian is and
will be determined by God. In short, I ignore people who say such things.
I am mormon and I have never felt like Huckabee owes me an apology, he never
insulted me. I don't feel like insulted Romney nor our church, but I do believed
that he insulted Jesus Christ and probably needs to ask Him for His
forgivenessNot that it matters I was also rasied Baptist
As one who considers himself an agnostic/athesist; it would be nice to find a
church that expounds on love versus hate. I have yet to find any love on this
blog, only hate. It would be nice that if there is a god/God out there;
that he/she would preach love. It would appear to me that if such a gathering
would ever take place, GOD would be there himself/herself; instead of having
such human emotions as hate/bigotry rule from the pulpit. Where is such a
gathering? Can a religion that has GOD as the preacher and shows love; even
exist?At this present time, I have yet to find a God ruling from any
pulpit. At this present time, humans are incapable of standing in for god.
"Intelligent conversation" is not the same as "grammatically correct."
Huck,No, Romney wasn't any different. Since you can't give an
apology without saying it was someone else's fault, don't offer it at all. You aren't liked in Utah for good reason.
Mitt Romney is a world class phony. Huckabee should have a problem with him. His
flip-flopping makes John Kerry look consistent. He made an amazing
transformation in the GOP primary from left of center moderate to right wing
Mitt Romney is a world class phony. He went from a left of center moderate (as
gov. of Mass.) to a raving right winger. Romney would say anything to get
elected and should never again hold public office!
For goodness sake LG, Mitt withdrew early, supported McCain and did it all for
the good of the Repubs. and the country. He does have a lot of class.
That goes for you too Lunatic L.
I can take it...people telling me I'm not a Christian...but it's hard on the
kids. George, if you go to church, you will hear some love being preached...on
the blogs, we are like people getting behind the wheel...it brings out the worst
in all of us...or most of us. Politicians know what they are doing...and I
personally am sick of it all...I'm worried where this country is going right
now. But do the ones who don't play dirty politics ever win? Except maybe
Reagan...and he had to get pretty tough in the debates.
Mr Huckabee has the mormons pegged out well.
What evil people on here. Too many of you.
I don't see what's evil about standing up for oneself or one's beliefs. I do
think, however, that this forum went on way too long. It was not newsworthy to
I fully respect Mike Huckabee. He is a politician that was a victim of the
press. It tends to happen to almost every politician. I thought that he showed
the real American way and that deserves respect. I hope he tries again for the
Presidency. I think he would make a great President. He has morals and values,
and backs up what most Utahns believe in those same values.
There is valid reason why other religions do not see mormons as christian
because christ is very different in their view. Mormons see jesus as their
brother and god as a glorified man. Others see christ and god as not even of the
same speices as man much less related: the definition of jesus/christ/god are
very different. Therefore, when mormons say they are christian they are saying
something different than what others are saying.
ref: "George, if you go to church, you will hear some love being preached."But, in whose interpretation? The baptists, mormons, lutherns, quakers,
islam, judism, pagan, taoism, etc.So many religions with two things
in common: 1. they are all influenced by man/woman, and; 2. not one single
gathering/congregation has their God as their minister/pastor/bishop/etc.
If he has such a high opinion of members of the church why is he afraid that
eggs and rotten vegetables will be thrown at him when he visits?
Tami,Because it doesn't matter if he love Mormons, he knows how
petty Mormons are.
Will someone please take this story down? This is spiraling into the abyss.
Huckabee beat Mitt in Iowa and that is why we got John McCain. It wouldn't
surprise me if both of them planned it that way. I am not a conspiracy nut.
Probably nothing of the sort happened, but his remarks divided the
fundamentalist Christian vote (fundamentalist defined as people who go to church
and actually believe in Christ)and allowed John McCain to be nominated. CAn you
imagine Mitt as president now during this economic melt down. His knowledge of
our economy would save us from the current administrations movement to a
collectivist society. Huckabee identifies with those nut cases that hold up the
signs at General Conference.
To Patrick above,Pat, Protestants and Catholics have proselytized all over
the world for centuries, do you think they have a double standard when those you
proselytize don't accept your version of the Gospel?Proselytizing
has nothing whatsoever to do with being or not being a Christian. Mormons are
only doing what other Christians have done for centuries, but the Mormons
haven't gone around the world killing people (remember Joseph Smith?) over a
point of doctrine made up out of the minds of men who were threatened by
excommunication, exile, or execution if they didn't come up with something they
could agree on.
Thanks, Patirck, for trying to be a voice of reason. I'm devoted LDS and am
surprised at the opinions I'm reading here. People are so angry at Huckabee and
I don't disagree that he said some hurtful things; I'm not exactly fond of him
myself. But, he has the right to express his opinion. His comments don't
change the facts of doctrine and policy or that even though imperfect that we as
a people try hard to do the right things in our lives and care for others, even
when we disagree. Just because someone doesn't like us doesn't mean we take our
toys and go home or that we don't let them into our group. On the contrary,
that is exactly the time when we need to be the kindest. Isn't the idea of
being a Christian mean forgiving and including everyone?
Huckabee spoke at the Southern Baptist National Convention held in Salt Lake
City some years ago when they went door-to-door telling people that Mormonism is
a non-Christian cult. Huckabee needs to be asked if he'll publicly condemn the
Southern Baptist's hateful and misleading campaign against Mormons. Is he
willing to speak out against his own church?