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Huckabee: Lacking familiarity with the Bible?

From a Beliefnet interview with Mike Huckabee:

Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations.

Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal. Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again. I think the radical position is to make a change in what’s been historic. [Emphasis added]

Silly me – here I was thinking that a pastor would at least be familiar with what’s in the Bible. Didn’t Jacob have two wifes and two concubines? Polygamy has a solid historical basis. With one breath, Huckabee is proposing that the US Constitution be changed to bring it in line with the Bible. In the next, he shows everyone that he’s unfamiliar with what’s in the Bible. Of course, like any “good conservative” he doesn’t seem to see the difference between gay marriage, paedophilia and bestiality.

Update: Turns out Huckabee doesn’t have a theology degree – he’s a seminary drop-out.

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2 Responses

  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptIs it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations. … […]

  2. The case of Jacob is particularly interesting since he marries two sisters which is prohibited in Leviticus 18:18. In order to reconcile this one needs to either a) posit a special exception given by God to Jacob that is not mentioned in the text or b) conclude that sections of the sexual prohibitions apply only to the Israelites after the giving of the Torah and not to Jacob.

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