If there were any doubt that Mike Huckabee is a scary candidate, his comments to a gathering of Southern Baptist pastors last night should make it painfully clear that this man will not keep his religious views out of secular government. Unfortunately, the main stream median is doing nowhere near enough o expose Huckabee's Christianist mindset. Here are some highlights from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's coverage (http://www.ardemgaz.com/prev/jonesboro/afhuckabee08.asp):
Huckabee also explained why he left pastoring for politics. "I didn't get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn't have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives." He compared his entry into politics to "getting inside the dragon's belly," adding, "There's not one thing we can do in those marbled halls and domed capitols that can equal what's done when Jesus touches the lives of a sinner." The most basic unit of government is not the city council, quorum court or state legislature, Huckabee said. "It is Mom and Dad raising kids and teaching them respect for authority, others and God." The nation has descended gradually into crisis, Huckabee said, and repairing the damage needs to be gradual, too. He said the solution is simple: faith in Christ. "I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ."