However, I've watched in equal parts horror and embarrassment as certain persons in the GOP have assumed positions of leadership on the basis of the most extreme interpretations of conservative doctrine while conflating political conservative views with social conservatism.
One of the worst practitioners of this right wing extremism is former
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) who this past Friday (4/17/2015) suggested "that young Americans planning to join the military should wait until President Barack Obama leaves office to do so because his administration has an 'open hostility toward the Christian faith'."
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I've worked for military Chaplains for many years under different administrations. Huckabee is flat-out lying about this.
- Years ago, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was speaking at a public event. Graham is definitely not a pro-Obama guy by any stretch of the imagination. But when he mentioned in passing the possibility of negotiating something with the President, he was shouted down by a woman who screamed, "We don't make deals with Satan!"
- Back in 2008, before Obama won his first term in office as President, Sen. John McCain (R-NV) had to assure (privately, of course) a sobbing voter that he really didn't think Obama was going to destroy America.
The fact of the matter is that in the United States, the real threat to Christianity is not from without and certainly not from Obama. No, the real threat to Christianity is from within and from self-serving fear mongers like Mike Huckabee. So called Christians like Huckabee are not only on the wrong side of history but are on the wrong side of their faith. After all, do any of these reported Christians really believe that the hate-filled vitriol directed at the President would be supported by Jesus Christ? If they think their words and their actions are in keeping with the Christian faith, I can't help but think Jesus would have some objection to that. And if these alleged people of faith have a problem with that?