Mike Huckabee is one of those professional Christians who, if he doesn't already, should have the 10 Commandments tattooed on his ass. As one of Jesus' BFF's he reveres these biblical admonitions which he thinks are "the foundation of our law." But he obviously has forgotten or just doesn't give a crap about the commandment that prohibits lying because that's just what Mike Huckabee did, last week, during an interview with "family values" proponent, feminist hating and marital rape supporting Phyllis Schlafly. Huckabee and Schlafly must have made Jesus weep when, in promoting their deceitful and hateful screed against Obama, they advanced the lie, popular in the radical right community, that whenever President Obama quotes from the Declaration of Independence, he omits the word "creator." Oh, right, I forgot. On Fox News, Jesus hates Obama, too!
Before he introduced Schlafly (Saturday, September 2nd) Huckabee played video of St. Paul Ryan promoting the right wing sacred cannon about rights coming from "God." After saying that when Obama speaks, he leaves out something important, he played video of an Obama speech in which Obama quoted from the Declaration of Independence but (OMG) omitted the word "creator" when he alluded to "inalienable rights." He didn't play the last part of the speech when Obama said, "God bless you." Huckabee then informed the audience that the Founders used the word "creator" in the Declaration. He introduced Schlafly who "knows a war on religious freedom when she sees it" and described how she's been fighting for family values for over fifty years. (Funny, while she extols the values of stay at home moms she was a full time activist and lawyer while her family was young). He then pimped her book about "Obama's War on Religious Freedom."
Huckabee just gushed over Schlafly and her influence on him and her "godly understanding or our nation's heritage." He praised her work which, according to Huckabee, shows Obama's "hostility toward expression of traditional Christian faith." Schlafly *lied when she said that Obama "repeatedly" omits the word creator from his speeches in his quest to secularize the country. As an example of this godlessness, Schlafly cited Obama's Thanksgiving address, last year, which "wasn't thanking God." She didn't mention that Obama cited God in 2010 and 2009. She didn't mention that Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich didn't mention "God" in their 2011 Thanksgiving statements. She then out and out lied when she claimed that Obama ordered families not to bring bibles to Walter Reed Hospital. Obama didn't issue the order which was immediately rescinded. She continued to bray about how Obama is trying "to get rid of any reference to God in public life" and force the churches "to submit to government orders."
Schlafly continues her demonization (pun intended) of Obama by predicting that he will continue to work with those evil and the evil ACLU to "get rid of all the 10 Commandments pictures and monuments" (she didn't reference any specifics) and crosses that honor veterans (popular Fox motif). She alluded to a case involving how Obama tried to stop a valedictorian from thanking God. (If that's the Texas case, covered by Fox, the suit was filed by private citizens.) She then accused Obama of trying to stop children from singing Christmas carols. (WTF!!!???) The chyron presented, as Fox fact, "War on Religious Freedom." She lied about how Obama demanded that Jesus' initials be covered, during his speech at Georgetown, because "he didn't want to see it." The truth is that his staff requested that the religious sign because they wanted to have only a background of flags for the purposes of the TV production. Meanwhile the "IHS" were in 26 places in the rest of the hall."
Back in the 70's, Phyllis Schlafly, in fighting against the Equal Rights Amendment, lied about how equal rights would lead to unisex bathrooms. (true story). Flash forward to 2012 and she's still lying. But it's nice to know that the "fair & balanced" Fox News provides a platform for the American Taliban radical Christian right to lie about our president with absolutely no "balance" whatsoever.
Schflay lied about Obama never referencing the creator. *The proof is in the second video. I guess dishonesty and Christian family values walk hand in hand as Schlafly and Huckabee walk with Jesus so it's all good...
2. The most influential political thinkers of the founding era – Jefferson, James Madison and Ben Franklin – were all products of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment, by definition, valued reason and science as opposed to faith and revelation.
3. Four of the seven core Founding Fathers – Jefferson, Madison, Adams & Franklin – were not Christians. Only one, John Jay of New York, would be considered a conservative Christian by today’s standards. As for the other two…..George Washington never wrote or spoke about his beliefs and Alexander Hamilton’s only interest in religion was its use a tool to manipulate voters (see Karl Rove).
4. Mike Huckabee is a huge fan of the historical perversions of David Barton. Barton, who is no historian and holds only an evangelical degree, has is a fraud and discredited repeatedly by other religious conservatives over the past month after his book on Jefferson was recalled by the publisher.
5. The entire agenda of the religious right is illegitimate because it is an effort to use taxpayer dollars to support or promote religion. It is a violation of the Establishment Clause in the 1st Amendment, the cornerstone of our Constitution.
I mean, really: The more I hear the likes of Huckabee, the less I’m inclined to believe in the deity he professes to represent as a pastor.
Huckabee’s visit to the F&F couch yesterday (Sept. 10) was particularly dismaying for the language he used in referring to Ms. Fluke. Rush Limbaugh could not have been more disgustingly vulgar in throwing insults at another person.
Well, personally, I’d be happy if they just paid taxes. Seems to me that if these uber-religious really want to talk politics, they should pay for the right to get involved in the political process.