January 15, 2008
Earth to Huck.
If you want the press to stop asking you so many questions about religion, quit waving the Bible about like one of those giant foam fingers:
[Some of my opponents] do not want to change the Constitution, but 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," Huckabee said, referring to the need for a constitutional human life amendment and an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Governor Huckabee continues to maintain that he's being asked too many questions about his religious beliefs, but how else are voters expected to find out what exactly he means by 'God's standards'? His old sermons might give some guidance, of course, but those remain off-limits, apparently. Odd that.
Come to think of it, Obama may have the same problem if he insists on giving stump speeches like this:
"My faith teaches me that I can sit in church and pray all I want, but I won't be fulfilling God's will unless I go out and do the Lord's work," he said, linking his support for expanded health care, social justice, immigration and the environment to the foundations of his Christian faith.
Doh! What were we thinking?
...for Obama, as for many of us, faith is complicated, messy, a work in progress.
And, if we're honest about it, the standard labels just don't fit.
Sometimes we forget.
Posted by Cassandra at January 15, 2008 10:01 PM
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Not for nothing is this self-described heathen reminded of the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.
Posted by: spd rdr at January 16, 2008 11:24 AM
I guess we get no cotton-poly blend clothing in Huck's America.
Posted by: Fritz at January 16, 2008 03:18 PM
Can we throw all these clowns out and start over? "My politics are my religion", or did I get that backwards?
Posted by: Mark at January 16, 2008 05:09 PM