GOP Presidential candidate (USA) Former Governor Mike Huckabee refuses to give his opinion on Mormonism. On Tuesday, when asked about what he thought about the reported views of many of his fellow Christian evangelicals that Mormonism is a cult, Gov. Huckabee said the following:
“I don’t think it’s relevant to the presidency. I really don’t. You know, I get all these questions about somebody else’s religion. I only want to address the ones about my own, and I think some of those get a little bit almost unfortunately laborious because, you know, we ought to be talking about education and health care and energy independence and all these other things.” …
“If I’m invited to be the president of a theological school, that’ll be a perfectly appropriate question, but to be the president of the United States, I don’t know that that’s going to be the most important issue that I’ll be facing when I’m sworn in.”
Comments: Gov. Huckabee is entirely right here. There is no ‘religious’ test for a US Presidential candidate according to the Constitution nor should there be. As a former Baptist Pastor, one can easily speculate on what Mike Huckabee personally thinks about Mormonism, however it is entirely inappropriate for a presidential campaign.
The fact is, the way the left leaning secular press has treated Romney’s Mormonism has at times bordered on religious bigotry. Also, they have done everything they can to embarrass Huckabee because of his Baptist background.The MSM would like nothing better than to hang a ‘bigotry’ title around Mike Huckabee’s neck.
Gov. Huckabee has responded appropriately and taken the high road, evangelicals should take note.