Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Mike Huckabee Wants Christian Fraud taught at Gunpoint

Our Friend Rob Boston of Americans United has documented the fraudulent distortions and outright lies committed by David Barton. David Barton wants to demolish the “wall of separation” between religion and government. In the video below he introduces Mike Huckabee as “a guy who would be a great Black Robe Regiment guy … he has the mentality of take the Bible and apply it to every aspect of the culture.” He really sees Mike Huckabee as the best candidate to put in place his demented version of a right-wing Christian theocracy.

Gov. Huckabee returned the glowing praise with his “...wish that there would be like a simultaneous telecast and all American's would be forced, forced at gunpoint no less, to listen to every David Barton message...”.

I don't care if this is a joke. It is such an insane joke that it should disqualify this man for any elective office again ever.

The video embedded above is from Right Wing Watch. There is a longer You Tube clip on in another article from Reader Supported News. This one includes an excerpt from Ms. Chris Rodda's wonderful book, Liars for Jesus, The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1. David Barton is a primary source of the lies debunked in her book.

1 comment:

Gary Berg-Cross said...

Muscling religion into education is part of what has been called Big Government for the little people and Small Government protecting the Big Guys from regulation.

This split was the point made by Scott Randolph, Dem from Orlando FL, who is now famous for his floor debate argument that Republicans "are against regulations -- except when it comes to the little guys, or serves their specific interests."

At one point Randolph suggested that his wife "incorporate her uterus" to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn't want to further regulate a Florida business.

See also How the World Works at
http://www.salon.com/technology/how_the_world_works/index.html for some examples on this skepticism towards Gov and scientific data in the climate debate for example that would prevent carbon regulation etc.