November 22, 2007

Street Prophets:

David Kirkpatrick, via Melissa Rogers:

Mike Huckabee, the Republican presidential candidate and former Southern Baptist minister, is getting help from Tim LaHaye, the Christian conservative organizer and co-author of the apocalyptic "Left Behind" novels.

"America and our Judeo-Christian heritage are under attack by a force that is more destructive than any America has faced" since Hitler, Dr. LaHaye and his wife, Beverly, wrote in letters sent to lists of conservative Christians in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. "Defeating the radical jihadists will require renewed resolve and spiritual rearmament by the evangelical pastors in America."[..]

This can hardly be described as a positive development, though I'm not sure how much direct effect the LaHayes will have. Voters don't typically look to novelists for political guidance (even if LaHaye's been a conservative activist for decades), and the CWA is one of those aging, increasingly irrelevant groups of social conservatives.

Sigh. You got to love that spiritual 'warfare''s so Christ-like, innit?

AlterNet has the Five Things Mike Huckabee Doesn't Want You To Know About Him.

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