Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rev.-Gov. Huckabee takes the pulpit

Posted By on Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 8:54 AM

RELIGION IN POLITICS? Bad idea sayeth the Huckster.
  • RELIGION IN POLITICS? Bad idea sayeth the Huckster.
A classic Mike Huckabee moment, courtesy of Beliefnet.

He zings Rep. Charlie Rangel for urging members of Congress to think what Jesus would do in dealing with the debt ceiling and meeting the nation's needs. Jesus would pay his taxes, jabbed Huckster at Rangel, who's had some problems in that area. And another rimshot: Jesus wouldn't run up a trillion-dollar debt to stick on his grandkids. (Jesus' grandkids?)

Note, please, about taxes: Mike Huckabee broke with tradition of Jim Guy Tucker and Bill Clinton and refused to release his tax returns while governor. Many reasons, from gifts to Action America to who knows what all, help explain why.

But this is the good part:

After reading a passage from the Bible, Huckabee was then asked whether the religious discussion was appropriate in American politics.

“No,” he answered, “I think it’s a little bit of a stretch to reach out and say God has a particularly partisan position on policy in the government.”

Do as I say ....

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