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Mike Huckabee Promotes “American Taliban” Rally

Reported by Priscilla - August 27, 2010 -

Robert Kuttner wrote that the “marriage between religious fundamentalism and market conservatism” represented an “American Taliban” ideology which has taken over the GOP. The comparison is valid. The American radical religious right show an intolerance and world view that is not that far from that of the Afghani Taliban. Like the Afghani Taliban, God’s American Christian warriors aspire to a semi-theocratic religious state governed by a religious text – the difference being that the religion is a fundamentalist Christianity and the text is the Bible. Like the Afghani Taliban, the “American Taliban” seek to suppress women. Obviously, they don’t advocate stoning or lack of access to education; but they do seek to criminalize abortion and deny women access to contraception. And while the “American Taliban” publicly condemn the murder of abortion providers, privately, there is a large segment who see it as “justifiable homicide.” The homophobia of the Afghani Taliban is echoed by the “American Taliban,” some of whom would have no problem with the execution of “sodomites.” Lou Engle is in the vanguard of the “American Taliban.” He sees America heading towards an apocalyptic battle between American Christians and demons who’ve been summoned by secular forces – particularly the gays. Engle said that when President Obama recognized gay families, forces of Satan were unleashed. To fight these Satanic forces, which Engle thinks are destroying the family and government, Engle is organizing “The Call” prayer rally, in Sacramento, to move American towards biblical values and pray for righteous Christian leaders to be elected in the fall so that God will "shift the whole political system in America and the seven spheres of society." And guess who has done a video promoting this Christian “call” to prayer. Why it’s Fox’s Mike Huckabee who is urging folks to attend the rally, particularly in light of the same sex marriage court ruling which, Mike thinks, is an affront to those who support traditional marriage. Mike says Christians need to come together to "cry out for mercy" and "turn this nation back to God as Jesus is our only hope" Okaaay. Check out the video.

H/T Right Wing Watch

"But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view."

Mike Huckabee


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