A quick news item from Politics1.com:
…Ron Paul bashed Mike Huckabee’s new Christmas TV spot airing in Iowa and New Hampshire. The Huckabee spot “reminds me of what Sinclair Lewis once said. He says, ‘When fascism comes to this country, it will be wrapped in the flag carrying a cross.’ Now, I don’t know whether that’s a fair assessment or not, but you wonder about using a cross like he is the only Christian or implying that subtly,” said Paul, during an appearance on FOX News on Tuesday…
this morning that Mike Huckabee held a fundraiser earlier this week at
the Houston home of Dr. Steven Hotze. As Novak notes, Hotze is “a
leader in the highly conservative Christian Reconstruction movement.”Christian Reconstructionists, for those unfamiliar with the term,
are Religious Right radicals who believe that America, and the rest of
the world besides, should be governed in accordance with strict
Biblical law. And yes, that includes stoning adulterers. Here’s a
snippet from “A Manifesto for the Christian Church,” a 1986 document
from an outfit called the Coalition on Revival that was signed by, among others, Steven Hotze:
We affirm that the Bible is not only God’s statements to
us regarding religion, salvation, eternity, and righteousness, but also
the final measurement and depository of certain fundamental facts of
reality and basic principles that God wants all mankind to know in the
sphere of law, government, economics, business, education, arts and
communication, medicine, psychology, and science. All theories and
practices of these spheres of life are only true, right, and realistic
to the degree that they agree with the Bible.
For more, check out this audio clip
of Hotze from back in 1990. Over the years, Hotze has achieved some
prominence for his anti-abortion and anti-gay activism. Also, the good
doctor appears to be a total quack.
Meanwhile, Novak reports that among the members of the fundraiser’s
host committee was Baptist minister Rick Scarborough. The founder of Vision America and a self-described “Christocrat,” Scarborough made news earlier this year when he argued that the HPV vaccine improperly interferes with God’s punishment of sexual license.
Just when you thought the Huckabee campaign couldn’t get any creepier….
[cross-posted from www.brinklindsey.com]
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