In an angry rant Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggests President Obama is not a Christian, but only pretending to be a Christian.
Huckabee made his claim while appearing on Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line” on Tuesday. When asked about Ben Carson’s comments that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, the former Arkansas governor refused to criticize his rival’s blatant anti-Muslim bigotry, but did admit that there is no religious test for public office, which is correct. Huckabee said:
There is no religious test for a person to hold public office in America. I’m less concerned about what faith a person has, I’m more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their policies.
Huckabee then shifted his focus to President Obama, suggesting that the president is only pretending to be a Christian:
I’m also concerned about a guy that believes he’s a Christian and pretends to be and then says he is, but does things that makes it very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith.
I’m disappointed if a person says, ‘I’m a Christian,’ but you invite the Pope into your home and then you invite a whole bunch of people who are at odds with the Catholic Church policy. I think there’s something very unseemly about that.
Huckabee is angry that Obama administration invited LGBT activists and abortion supporters to a White House reception to honor Pope Francis. In a statement issued Monday Huckabee said:
President Obama’s classless decision to transform Pope Francis’ visit to the White House into a politicized cattle call for gay and pro-abortion activists is an insult to millions of Catholics.Why is it that Obama goes to extremes to accommodate Muslim terrorists but shows nothing but disdain for Christians? This is a new low for an administration that will go down as the most anti-Christian in American history.
And today Huckabee combined his concern for anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and the Pope’s visit to the White House in a bizarre and misguided attack on Obama via Vine:
Huckabee is an angry conservative Christian extremist, and Obama is a moderate progressive Christian. While it might be nice to imagine that Obama is secretly an atheist, the fact is we must accept people at their word. If someone says they are a Christian, they are a Christian. If someone says they are a Muslim, they are a Muslim. And if someone says they are an atheist, they are an atheist.
Bottom line: President Obama says he is a Christian, therefore, he is a Christian.
Watch the video below from Newsmax, broadcast Sept. 22, 2014 –