Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday that he had a message for anyone thinking about enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces: Wait until President Obama leaves office because the Administration has an “open hostility to the Christian faith.”
Yep, here we go again with this hateful, ignorant, and semi-treasonous talk from the Republican Party when referring to the Commander in Chief.
Huckabee was asked to comment on a report in the “Washington Times” which said Christians are leaving the military due to a “hostile work environment. ” That was all the former Arkansas Governor needed to dive in with every fiber of his feeble mind and body. Huckabee alleged that the Obama Administration:
“Orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus’ name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality.”
Oh, please! I haven’t heard the first legitimate news report that confirms Huckabee’s specious claims. I’m positive that members of the U.S. military are free to read the Bible (or any religious book of their choosing), can pray in whatever name they wish, and are able to receive counsel on many issues, including sexual morals.
Then Huckabee added this hodgepodge of bilious tripe to his response:
“When you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.”
So that is primary quality we should look for in those who wish to serve their country and put their lives on the line? They have to be Christian or Jewish? Personally, I don’t care what religion these brave men and women are or aren’t. I’m just thankful they choose to serve and defend the freedoms we all enjoy.
Finally, Huckabee spat out this gem of advice:
“I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander in chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under God,’ and believe that people of faith should be a vital part of the process of not only governing this country, but defending this country.”
This guy wants to be President?! I think we should wait a couple of years before we even consider Mike Huckabee qualified to collect the trash outside our homes.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.