Speeches in Iowa are normally a precursor to presidential candidacy. True to expectations that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will enter the 2012 presidential campaign, he gave an impassioned speech this past Thursday night before a crowd of several hundred pastors. The audience at the Rediscover God in America conference gave jubilant applause and agreement as Huckabee spoke about America’s need for “spiritual warriors”. Right Wing Watch reports:
… America is in a battle of good against evil and needs “spiritual warriors” who will not allow the nation to fall “to the hands of those who would enslave us.” God created the United States and only God can destroy it, and so it is up to pastors to mobilize their congregations to stand for righteousness, even if it is unpopular …
Huckabee believes that Americans should stand up for Christian principles. If you are a county clerk in an area that recognizes gay marriage, you should refuse gay applicants a marriage license – even if it costs you your job. Of course, as a Southern Baptist preacher, Huckabee should know Christian principles and biblical law – especially that commandment forbidding gay marriage. It can be found in the New testament book of…now, where was that?
Huckabee would like to institute Dominionism in America. For those of you that are not familiar with Dominionism, it is the Christian version of Islamic Sharia Law. In a 2008 interview with NBC, Huckabee laid out his plans for America’s constitution, “…I believe it’s a lot easier to change the constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God, and that’s what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards…”
However, you may find it surprising that Mike Huckabee is a little unclear on God’s standards or that he selectively applies his Christian principals. At no time in the past has he suggested that a county clerk refuse a marriage license to a divorced woman, even though Matthew 5:32 clearly states that such is adultery: “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”
In his speech and previous public comments, Mr. Huckabee clearly shows disdain for gays, yet he chooses as his energizing rhetoric the one thing that the Bible clearly says nothing about: gay marriage. Yet for all his banter and his call for Christians to refuse to comply with their government, he clearly ignores a foundational teaching by the apostle Paul in Romans 13: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Even though God established our government and to rebel against its authority will bring the judgement of God, Huckabee chooses to thumb his nose at the will of the Almighty on Abortion, Taxes, Marriage Law, Healthcare, and Education. Huckabee doesn’t mind if good Christian Americans stand up against the ungodly government laws and lose their job. They are rebelling against God.
Mike Huckabee will still have his job.