Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What the Huck?

Speaking to a crowd in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Mike Huckabee (Obama for hillbillies) told an audience that the U.S. Constitution ought to be changed to fit "God's standards" (watch here):

"I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. 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 is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
Even for an evangelical this is an explicit theological declaration. If you're a secularist, freethinker, agnostic, atheist or just plain modern human being this is somewhat unsettling. I suggest you consider just a few implications (read A.J. Jacobs' The Year of Living Biblically) of Gov. Huckabee's GOD amendment.

However, this is the same presidential candidate whose most popular endorsement (i.e. running mate) is from Chuck Norris (see: Huck & Chuck).

So I'm not particularly worried...yet.

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