Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Huckabee thinks women should "graciously submit to their husband's sacrificial leadership"

Now that Huckabee is surging in popularity, it's time to give him a little more scrutiny. Let's take a look at a USA Today ad Huckabee signed his name to back in 1998:
The evangelical leaders' USA Today ad states to the Southern Baptist Convention:
"You are right because you recognized that the family was God's idea, not man's, and that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman for a lifetime.
"You are right because you called husbands to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
"You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband's sacrificial leadership.
"You are right because you affirmed that the husband and wife are of equal worth before God.
"You are right because you reminded us that children are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.
"More importantly, you are right because your statement is based on biblical truth."
Emphasis added (HT: 4fx on DailyKos). Of course, that was nine years ago. Perhaps the former governors views have evolved somewhat since then. Or perhaps Mr. Huckabee is waiting until after the primaries to let his views evolve, as such reactionary sentiments on the subject of patriarchy probably endear him to many Republican primary voters.

Until recently, nobody thought Huckabee had a chance. Suddenly, everyone's taking him seriously. Let's not give him a pass because he has an affable demeanor. The guy is a frightening Christianist with some pretty backward views.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Affable demeanor"? Zachary, you're being overly generous. He's an actor. A poser. A positively dangerous boy who has rather misguided takes on morality and would quite like to work them into the agenda.

It makes us the worst of what we call out our enemies as being. Zealots.

I admire people of faith. I just don't want their brand of it shoved down my throat through legislation.

5:57 AM, December 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In light of these statements, and since he is questioning the religious beliefs of others, I suggest that he (and the readers) read the "The Family, A Proclamation to the World" before judging his opponents. You can find it on LDS.org.

7:39 PM, December 11, 2007  
Anonymous Captain Comeback said...

Perhaps the former governors views have evolved somewhat since then.

So he does believe in evolution now?

9:29 PM, December 11, 2007  

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