Saturday, December 08, 2007

At least he's read his Bible

This strikes me as less than newsworthy:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, surging in Iowa polls in the Republican presidential race, wrote on a questionnaire while running for U.S. Senate in 1992 that homosexuality is "aberrant" and "sinful."

Isn't that what the good book says? Let us see:

1 Corinthians, 6:9-10
Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Seems pretty clear to me.

The revelations could dampen the enthusiasm for the candidacy of Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, because the language clashes with his image as a compassionate, sunny leader.

What utter nonsense. If anything, the revelations help him solidify his position as the man of the Religious Right. I hope Huckabee fades, but not because of these benign statements.

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