Thursday, December 06, 2007

Huckabee whines that he's getting asked too many questions about religion!

Unbelievable! He makes his Christian faith a major part of his campaign, speaks about it on the stump and even features it in his campaign ads and yet he complains when the press ask about it:

Huckabee bristles about the depth to which he’s asked questions about his faith in an interview with GQ and contends that, comparatively, Romney gets far less scrutiny of his Mormon faith.

“No one’s just kept pressing and pressing and going into the details of his doctrine,” Huckabee says of Romney.

Here’s an excerpt:
So, generally, do you think it’s fair for people to take a candidate’s theological convictions into consideration at the polling place?
As long as everyone gets the same scrutiny. That’s what I don’t think is fair: I’ve been given an unusual level of scrutiny. No candidate gets quizzed to the depth that I do about faith.

Really? Even Mitt Romney?
He hasn’t gotten nearly as much for his Mormonism as I have for being a Baptist. I mean, I’ve never heard the kind of interviews with him that I got from Bill O’Reilly or Wolf Blitzer. No one’s just kept pressing and pressing and going into the details of his doctrine. Not that I’ve heard.

In the past, being a minister was your job.
Okay, but are you quizzing Rudy Giuliani about being a lawyer? I haven’t been a pastor in sixteen years. I mean, if you want to go back sixteen years and ask Fred Thompson, “What were you doing?” I don’t mind; I just think that there’s—

Here's an idea. If you don't want people asking about it, then maybe you should stop talking about it. Don't make it an issue. Campaign on other issues beside your faith, it would make some of us Christians a lot more comfortable with your campaign.

If the Republicans nominate Huckabee as our candidate, Christianity and the Republican party will have been joined together so tightly in such a way as they have never been joined before. Huckabee is making his religion a selling point and if we buy, then we are buying a Christian president.

As a Christian, I'm totally against the Republican party being thought of as a Christian organization. I think that it coops the message of the gospel and makes Christianity about political power. The government is not an arm of the church and we shouldn't be looking to them to solve the ills of our society. The only solution to the moral problems of our society is the gospel.

I'm not against a Christian president, obviously but I am against a candidate who makes his Christianity the main focus of his campaign, the single issue to vote for him.