Huckabee thinks women should "graciously submit to their husband's sacrificial leadership"
The evangelical leaders' USA Today ad states to the Southern Baptist Convention: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.
"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."
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.