While ceaselessly complaining that President Obama has bungled the U.S. role in the Middle East with weakness or appeasement, Ex-pastor Mike Huckabee deliberately ratcheted up the hostilities this week when he promoted a blatantly Islamophobic parody song that was obviously designed to offend on as many levels as possible. Sample lyrics, c/o Think Progress:
Hot bed Middle East
Not fit for man or beast
Sand dunes, camels
Virgins when you die
Democracy, Arab spring
That doesn’t mean a thing
Culture, freedom, pyramids goodbye
Listen to the song and ask yourself, is this what Jesus would sing?
Huckabee and Fr. Morris invariably remind me of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”, where Jesus returns to earth, fails to recognise his message and is not recognized by his supposed followers.