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“Culture of Death.”


Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee reiterated his archaic views on abortion and gay marriage yesterday on CNN.

Said the former Governor:

I repeatedly said there are two issues [worthy of a constitutional amendment]. And that’s the sanctity of human life and just affirming the definition of traditional marriage. That’s it. Only two issues that I would use the political capital to put forth. But the reason is — and not just because these are sort of issues out there in thin air, states are enacting laws that, in fact, really create a confusion about whether same-sex marriage is legal or not.

And as far as the human life amendment, I think this is a defining issue for our civilization and culture. Are we going be a culture of life or a culture of death? And I think it’s important for America to take the stand that we value every human life.

Huckabee ain’t doing so hot in the national polls. CNN reports that he’s only grabbing 18% of primary voters today. A Rasmussen Report filed about one minutes ago (at press time) puts Huckabee in third with 20% of the likely Republican vote. That same source says John McCain has an 89% chance of getting the Republican nomination.

Could Huckabee’s campaign be experiencing its own culture of death?

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Feb 5, 2008
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  • 8 Comments
    • timmmyk
      timmmyk

      This from a someone who raised a Dog Killer, and we all know that serial murderers all start out as animal murderers.

      Feb 5, 2008 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Berwitz
      Scott Berwitz

      As a gay Jew originally from Jersey, I have little in common with a Southern Baptist Minister hoping to inject religion back into politics. What is so sinister about his opinions (and many share them) is that he knows if he simply denounces abortion and homosexuality as religiously wrong or immoral, there will be too much backlash. So he does it under the guise of helping us out…trying to extricate us from a “culture of death”…when it’s really the intended product of a culture of hate.

      Oy.

      Feb 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • -M-
      -M-

      Rapture! Take him OUT of here!

      Feb 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      “Oy” is right!

      Feb 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Here’s an excerpt from the book “Kids Who Kill” that was co-authored by Mike Huckabee. (taken from truthwinsout.org).
      It seems to me that Huckabee would like to overthrow the government and just do away with the Constitution all together.
      Why do we even need a Constitution when we have a perfectly good Bible?

      “Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ – to have dominion in the civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest. That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less.

      “If Jesus Christ is indeed Lord, as the Bible says, and if our commission is to bring the land into subjection to His Lordship, as the Bible says, then all our activities, all our witnessing, all our preaching, all our craftsmanship, all our stewardship, and all our political action will aim at nothing short of that sacred purpose. Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land – of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.

      “It is to reinstitute the authority of God’s Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. True Christian political action seeks to rein the passions of men and curb the pattern of digression under God’s rule.”

      Feb 5, 2008 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abelincoln
      abelincoln

      Why don’t these fuckwipes stop polluting the existing political parties (not that they are any better) and just admit what they want – a theocratic government – without all the whitewash, obsfucation and bullshit. They could create their own bigoted hate filled polluted political party and see how far they get.

      Feb 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel
      Daniel

      I hate when I read the hate filled, spiteful comments of gay men, bashing and ripping apart the conservative party. We aren’t really that open or accepting. We don’t have open arms.

      It shouldn’t be a “you hate me, so I hate you” kind of thing.

      We, as the homosexual community, need to take a step back and pity them. Not act out with harsh words.

      Feb 6, 2008 at 1:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      to Daniel #7 comment – Oh, I wish we could do that! Except they want to EXTERMINATE YOU! Well, maybe not all, but quite a few do…..

      Finally, I have never understood the religious right. They are in my own family. Many of them are brilliant in their occupations, but when it comes to religion and the Bible, they cannot use ordinary logic.

      It seems to me, after many discussions, these people learned a particular point of view, in Sunday School, or they hear it repeatedly and it doesn’t matter what new evidence comes out, you will NOT change their mind. Which is their privilege to be ignorant, but they don’t take the same view on anything else. They eagerly accept advances in medicine, other technologies. I don’t get it. I was discussing with a “friend” the other night – about halfway through, she said “I don’t care what you say, you’ll never change my mind on homosexuality, it is a sin.”

      And the ultimate irony, she is black and female. When I explained she was not a person even at one point in US History and as a female couldn’t even vote until 1920, she said “people twist the word, that is not how God intended things. God is unchangeable.”

      What can you say to that?

      Feb 6, 2008 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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