Mike Huckabee Question

Mike Huckabee Question

12/13/07 - Mike Huckabee's candidacy rating lowered from B to C+

From November 3, 2007 to November 30, 2007, GodVoter.org sent four emails to Mike Huckabee, inviting and reminding him to share his Christian testimony in response to our 30 questions. Questions #15 was, "Do you believe Jesus and Satan were once brothers?"

Huckabee, an ordained pastor, did not share his Christian testimony. But three days later on December 3, 2007, Zev Chafets of the New York Times Magazine interviewed Mike Huckabee, who has now confirmed the following exchange:

"I asked Huckabee, who describes himself as the only Republican candidate with a degree in theology, if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion. 'I think it's a reli-gion,' he said. 'I really don't know much about it.' I was about to jot down this piece of boilerplate when Huckabee surprised me with a question of his own: 'Don't Mormons,' he asked in an innocent voice, 'believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?'"

Are we to believe that Mike Huckabee didn't know about Mormonism after graduating from Ouachita Baptist University, attending Southwestern Theological Seminary and then spending twelve years preaching? Was the question posed because an ordained pastor all of a sudden felt that a reporter may be able to answer his question about Mormon beliefs?

Or did Mike Huckabee know this to be a Mormon blasphemy, had been reminded of it by our emails to him and was trying to slip in the question "in an innocent voice," hoping to set the media after his rival?

While the way he went about this may be attributed to inexperience in national politics, what Mike Huckabee did next cannot. When the liberal and even the conservative media turned on him instead, Mike Huckabee actually apologized and declared to a national television audience that Mitt Romney's Mormonism is a "non-issue."

In his recent speech, Mitt Romney claimed that the Mormon church was just another church. A rival candidate and former Baptist minister has now in effect affirmed that claim. Regardless of who is voted into the White House, Mormonism has already benefited from this election and will lead thousands, if not millions more astray from the Bible in the years ahead.

Mike Huckabee's cowardice is discouraging and frustrating, especially in light of his televised ad declaration, "Let us never sacrifice our principles for anybody's politics. Not now, not ever." And Mike Huckabee will answer to God betraying Him.

Our rating of a candidacy we originally had expected to score high is revised from B to C+.