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Huckabee’s Strange Theology

Timothy Kincaid

December 11th, 2007

huckabee.jpgWhen asked questions about his hostile comments on homosexuality, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee responded:

“Let’s understand what sin means — sin means missing the mark,” he responded. “Missing the mark can mean missing the mark in any area. We’ve all missed the mark. … How we miss the mark is less important than we all miss the mark. The mark is that we have marriage — men and women, they marry, they create children, and they train their replacements and you have a future generation then that creates their replacements and trains them. That’s the mark. If we didn’t have that as the ideal, we wouldn’t have a civilization that was able to perpetuate.”

Now the way I read that, Huckabee is saying that sin is missing the mark and that the mark is heterosexual marriage and children. Huckabee is literally saying that not to marry and have children is sin.

This is nonsense and not the teaching of ANY known Christian denomination, even Huckabee’s Southern Baptists. This is, in fact, in clear contradiction to the teachings of the Apostle Paul who set celibacy as a Christian’s goal and marriage as a lesser option for those unable to control their lust.

It would appear to me that Rev. Huckabee might place his animosity to his gay neighbors at a higher premium than he does his doctrinal beliefs.



December 11th, 2007 | LINK

I’ve often seen these types of comments from evangelicals. Underlying it all is the belief that people choose to be homosexual. Therefore, if everyone chose homosexuality we wouldn’t have future generations. I’d be curious to find out if he thinks people actually choose to be homosexual.

Another foundation underlying the argument is that if you don’t reproduce you are sinning. This, of course, implies Jesus sinned by not reproducing.

December 12th, 2007 | LINK

I think you are simplifying these Doctrines. Christianity has always had a conflicting approach to sex, between chastity as a virtue and the Biblical command to be fruitful and multiply. The traditional approach has been to consider sex a necessity, and to condemn not its practise but its enjoyment. Mike Huckabee is not that far out on the limb.
But it is worth reminding people that modern medicine makes procreative sex less of a necessity. And, yes, that the “extinction of the species if homosexuality became universal” also works for chastity.

December 13th, 2007 | LINK

What a fucktard this man is. Look at the numbers… we’re a fraction of the population. Look at the numbers, many of our problems are caused by the population overreaching the resources. Lame and in a bubble of stupid. Aren’t christians supposed to be honest?

March 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Homosexuality is not celibacy.

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