They’ve got it bad for each other.
Mike Huckabee proved Sunday he is just a little too comfortable fighting for souls for Christ. He delivered the sermon at an evangelical church in New Hampshire, and his words should leave non-Christians and reasonable people of every faith troubled.
“When we become believers, it’s as if we have signed up to be part of God’s Army, to be soldiers for Christ,” Huckabee told the enthusiastic audience…
“When you give yourself to Christ, some relationships have to go,” he said. “It’s no longer your life; you’ve signed it over.”
Likening service to God to service in the military, Huckabee said “there is suffering in the conditioning for battle” and “you obey the orders.”
Mother Mary. Do we really want a president who believes he signed his life over to Christ? Or anyone else, for that matter? I mean at least Bush makes it clear by both word and deed that he doesn’t actually believe all that God and heaven and hell stuff.
But Huckabee does. He has the glint in his eye of a man who sees things the rest of us don’t, like Satan and spirits and Holy Ghosts. And he trots out the born-again Chuck Norris, aka “Huckabee’s Oprah,” just in case you don’t believe him.
…a church official invited members to attend an event a mile away, where Huckabee held a rally with actor Chuck Norris and where free clam chowder was served.
Faithful (not in the Huckabee sense) Pensito Review readers will recall that some have questioned Huckabee’s replacement of his wife with Chuck Norris at high-profile events, leading at least one commentor (O.K., me) to wonder if Chuck Norris is Huckabee’s wife. His behavior in New Hampshire would suggest it’s possible.
In his campaign stops in New Hampshire, Huckabee has generally focused on appealing to nonreligious voters, playing the bass guitar and emphasizing his support of small government, local control of schools and gun rights — popular causes among Granite State Republicans. Norris, who has endorsed him, has been at his side at nearly every event.