Mike Huckabee Goes On Insane Rant: I Will Call Down Fire From Heaven If I Have To (Video)

huckabee-fire-heavenI’m ashamed to admit it wasn’t all that long ago that I actually considered Mike Huckabee an example of a “decent Republican.” To be fair, I didn’t know a great deal about the man when I believed such a thing, but I just never recall him being this bizarre. The few stories I had come across about him always seemed fairly sane and I never remember seeing anything from the man as absurd as I’ve seen here lately.

I’m not exactly sure if he’s always been this outlandish, or he’s simply behaving in these radical ways to pander to the ultra-religious wing of the Republican party in the hopes that their support might be enough to give him the GOP nomination in 2016.

Take for instance a recent rant he went on where he said that he’s ready to stand alone if he must and call down fire from Heaven to cast out “false prophets.”

“God wants us to stand in the gap,” Huckabee said. “And sometimes my heart’s broken because, in our own country, a lot of pastors will stand in the pulpit but they won’t stand in the gap. We wonder why our culture has turned godless. We wonder why people don’t grow up understanding the fundamentals of natural law, the moral basis of our Judeo-Christian founding as a nation. Might it be that the problem is not the history classes in our high schools but the pulpits of America who have not taken what they even believe and applied it to the pulpit and to the people?”

Here’s a fun fact: Huckabee is worth $5 million. I can’t help but wonder what Jesus Christ, and God for that matter, would think of someone having that much money – while millions of our most needy, many of whom are children, go to bed hungry every night. It just seems a bit hypocritical for a multimillionaire to have the gall to accuse others of being “false prophets.”

“I stand here on Mt. Carmel today,” he continued, “and I hope that, if called upon, I would be willing to stand all by myself and to call fire from Heaven and believe that God will answer even if there are hundreds and hundreds of false prophets on the other side. You may stand here someday and be called upon to call the fire from Heaven. I hope you’re ready to believe that God will answer that prayer.”

It’s as if he’s completely unaware that a good portion of the human race doesn’t subscribe to the Christian religion. Does he really believe that – after centuries of horrific atrocities having been committed by humans (and continuing to be carried out by them) such as slavery, genocide, rape and murder – marriage equality and equal rights for homosexuals are going to be the “tipping points” where God finally says, “Okay, that’s enough!”

Basically, according to people like Huckabee, marriage equality is worse than just about every terrible act that’s ever been, or continues to be, carried out by the human race. They seem to believe that, despite the fact that this nation once enslaved an entire race of people and drove another to the brink of extinction, it’s that darn gay marriage that’s going to bring about God’s wrath on this country.

It is stupidity on such an extreme level that it borders on pure insanity.

Watch his comments below via Right Wing Watch:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • MMaximuSS1975

    Sorry Mike, but that scene in the bible with Baal is fiction.

  • not good for me

  • Heather

    Nuts like Mike Huckabee will never be President. One coocoo for Coco Puffs religious zealot President (G.W. Bush) was enough.

    • Brianna LaPoint

      I wish you had gotten mroe thumbs up for this comment. I kinda wonder about the sanity of others, but i cannot help what they do even if they decide that another nutter is what we need.

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      • Real Michaud

        me too, but Mack Hickabee ‘ill never be Prez…..I think he’s to nuts for the nuts. 🙂

  • Brewblaz

    If he’s worth 5 million he should tithe $500,000.00.

  • robingee

    Mike Huckabee wants us all to shop at the Gap?

    • Jakezi

      HA HA HA!

  • ChristianNightmare

    There’s fire in Heaven?

  • ronj1955

    cool….fire…i’m waiting for some serious smiting of fools like Huckabee…

  • I’m laughing so hard it’s difficult to write. Is he for real?? This guy is as dangerous as Ted Cruz. Please help those of us that really think and don’t let a stupid book provide us with the answers to life. Laughing all the way.

    • cantake8

      Lisa, I think one of his political opponents should nail him on this: “Did you claim you could call fire down from heaven?”

    • Christi Gibson

      Sorry, Lisa, The Holy Bible is not a stupid book. Read it and interpret for yourself…not these nut cakes that seem to think they are the all and everything.

      • The bible is one of the worse books ever written that condones rape, murder, taking of foreskins, slavery you name it. You’ve just bed spoon fed cherry picked verses that make it seem like such a wonderful inspirational writing. There have been so many writings that have come out that are so much better at telling you how to conduct your life. And when people reduce themselves to calling others names that’s a shame and shows lack of education. Look, if you want to believe some guy in the sky is in charge, and you want to follow this terrible person name Jesus that if you don’t he’ll KILL you and have you burn in hell, then fine. Just don’t expect the rest of us to go for all that crap. I choose a happy life full of love and joy and don’t need an ancient book to teach me a damn thing about it. Would you want a Dr. to operate on you with a book written in that era? Then why would you even think to conduct yourself in a time that no longer exists. Can’t get divorced, stoning is in order according to your book. How many of you would pass that mustard? Cut off hands that steal. No one I know would have hands now. Geeze people come into the 21st Century full of wonder, science, and beautiful earth. It’s a beautiful place to be when you are a free thinker.

      • You must understand, true Christians are followers of Jesus Christ and their guide is the New Testament. Even with it’s contradictions and faults…salvation, love and compassion, forgiveness, are the overriding principles. Interpretation is the name of the game.

      • Nancy B

        Regardless, before Jeebus came along, those horrible things mentioned in the OT were “God’s law”. You must really be happy that he did a major flip-flop. If he changes his mind again – look out! Then we’ll be able to identify all the “true” Christians by the ones out in their back yards building giant boats and gathering menageries. Remember, he didn’t talk to Noah until he saw how people were running amok.

      • Brianna LaPoint

        Theres a question i have for you christian. If the bib le is real history why wasnt Cleopatra and King Tut mentioned in the bible? they were actual people from that supposed era and location. Im waiting on a decent answer.

      • Odd Jørgensen

        Not stupid? In one part you have jeebuz saying “hating your brother is the same as murdering him” only to say in another part “He who does not hate his brother can not be my disciple”(paraphrased ofc) and it is just full of contradictions like these. Trying to follow the bible is a good way of learning how schizophrenics think.

    • Mary E Butterfield

      The bible is far from a “stupid” book – take God out of it and sin and it’s still one of the best authorities on common sense and human decency. It’s people like Huckabee and the religious right that give people like you the opinion that it’s a stupid book

      • Brian

        The bible says it’s ok to rape slaves.

      • Kenneth Harwood

        since when i want chapter and verse

      • Brian

        Levitacus 19:20-22

      • Mindy Wright

        It does not say it is ok! Twisted words avail Nothing. As you get into the New Testament you will see why Jesus came to save. It is going to speak of evil in the bible, but taking only a few words and not applying the message in its entirety is like only ready the first part of a novel and claiming to know how the story ends.

      • Brian

        That is exactly what it says. Denial is pathetic. The bible is loaded with sick and twisted beliefs. You cannot pick and choose the parts you like and still call yourself Christian. It’s s contradictory mess written by Roman politicians 1700 years ago and revised by a paranoid Scottish king 400 years ago.

      • Brianna LaPoint

        Lying for Jesus is still lying. never trust a religion whose ultimate goal is the end of the world.

      • Kenneth that just told me you have never actually read the bible if you don’t know this verse and all the other horrific things done to people in the name of religion

      • Laurie Neufeld

        Yes, it makes very good sense to make your raped daughter marry her rapist. It also makes very good sense to sleep with both of your daughters and get them pregnant. And it makes absolute sense to make your wife sleep in another room while she’s menstruating so she doesn’t make you unclean.

      • Brianna LaPoint

        Really? Some of the worst people in history were devout christians. Some of the greatest criminals, such as Bonnie and Clyde, Eliot Rodgers, Josh Duggar, Jeff Dahmer, Jack the ripper, all were christian. Spare me the indignant responses. Ive heard all the cop out excuses many times over. Not perfect, just forgiven my butt.

    • Kenneth Harwood

      you liberatards are much more dangerous you have no faith and you believe in nothing i would much rather someone that loves jesus and believes in the bible than the trash we have there now he does a great job of destroying our way of life but you want to live in slavery go to iraq iran or most of the middle east you really know whos got a war out on women look to islam i will belive in my lord jesus and the bible forever

      • Xerxes

        Incorrect assumptions
        1 – “Liberatards” – The correct insult is the simpler “libtards” which is also woefully incorrect. Since the percentage of people who identify as being liberal increases with the degree of education, there’s pretty good evidence that the opposite is true.
        2 – We “have no faith.” Most of us are, in fact, Christians. We just don’t think it’s necessary to ram it down everyone else’s throats, or that it’s a sane way to run a government.
        3 – I really doubt Huckabee “loves Jesus and believes in the Bible,” it’s just an easy way to manipulate people who will assume that (since he’s a Republican) he must be God-loving.
        4 – Obama’s not all that great, but he’s not “trash”, he’s not “destroying our way of life”, and he is Christian.
        5 – No one wants to “live in slavery”, but if anyone is pushing for slavery in the USA, it’s the corporate stooges in Congress (the worst of which are Republicans).

      • Mindy Wright

        I support you on your statement. I was raised to be aware of the evil in the world and the deception that twisted words can make you swallow. I believe there are No boundries to what God can do . I am thankful for the spirit of discernment I have been given. I see the dark even if its made to be light. . I don’t have to explain my beliefs to anyone. Jesus Christ is Lord. He always will be. People can attack me on my beliefs, but they forget I live in a country that I have that religious freedom. They scream for equality, but want to enslave and kill the Christian belief. That is not equality. That man is an American Citizen. If he wants to have that kind of faith then why not? God does not cram his love down your throat, if you don’t want it he wont make you take it. I will die for the Love God has for me. My body is a temporary temple. When I do die my spirit will be with Jesus and there is nothing or Anyone that will ever change that. 🙂 Peace Love and Understanding.

      • Fred_the_Dog

        Did you even read the essay? Do you think Huckabee is a good Christian? If so, why?

      • Odd Jørgensen

        //When I do die my spirit will be with Jesus and there is nothing or Anyone that will ever change that.//
        except that pesky little thing called reality.

      • Brianna LaPoint

        If you believe you are evil (a sinner ), so shall you become.

      • Odd Jørgensen

        ………… there you go, have all the punctuations, and use them as you see fit(or not, but I have faith in you, that you can do it).
        ……… these commas will be nice to divvy up sentences, making more sense etc.
        I`m afraid I can do little for your ignorance though, I suggest seeking out a therapist (not one of those pray away whatever ails you types though). Religious indoctrination can be a tough shell to crack, but once you are free of it, things will get better.

    • James

      Wake up, Islam is on it’s way! With NO tolerance like a Christian Nation! If you don’t want God and a Christian Nation, God will turn this Nation over into the hand of it’s enemies! Then you will grow to respect the freedom, rights and privileges you once had under a God centered Society! ONE NATION UNDER GOD! WAKE UP AMERICA! Well America! Let’s elect an all American God Fearing, Highly experienced, MAN OF GOD SO WE TRULY CAN BE “ONE NATION UNDER GOD!” How about a Governor who went to Arkansas, defeated the Clinton machine, Governed the State for 11 years and indicted 21 of Clinton’s Cronies! How about a Governor who took the State from -$300,000 to +$800,000 when leaving office! Remember this Governor also served ad Attorney General when the previous was found in corruption! GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE! YES! He was born and raised in Arkansas with Bill Clinton, he knows how to deal with and handle the Clinton Machine! Mike Huckabee for President 2016! HE WILL BEAT THE CLINTON MACHINE AND CLEAN UP WASHINGTON ONCE AND FOR ALL! “FAIR TAX & ABOLISH THE IRS!” HUCKABEE 2016!

  • Soren

    Oh, why Mr. Huckabee! It is such a blessing to be able to gaze upon a true and proper Christian. Perhaps you could help me with your divine insight into the Heavens. I mean since you can call on the fires after all…

    I forget. Silly little old me! But what does God say about being modest and not judging others?

    • cantake8

      What does GOD of the Christian Fable say about being a glutton, sloth, prideful and greedy?

  • Albert Ross

    Yes. Yes. Rain fire! It would be such a cool effect and would make me believe in a bronze age sky god worshipped by lost desert people.

  • openminded_montanan

    Mike Huckabee is the very definition of a false prophet.

    • James

      Are you a Christian open-minded?

  • lars626

    If he wants to call down fire from heaven he should aim it at Michigan’s’ upper peninsula. The snow pack was brutal this year and they can use to warmth.

  • Sick and tired

    I wish he WOULD call down fire from heaven and that particular lighting bolt hits him squarely in the head.

  • cantake8

    Dear Mr. Clifton, I know exactly what the GOD of the Christian Fable thinks of someone having millions of dollars. There are numerous versions of this same verse throughout the New Testament gospels: Luke 18:22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Huckabee is gluttonous, prideful and greedy… all in the name of Jesus.

    • mark.saylor

      It seems Rev. Joel Osteen ignores that scripture, as well as numerous others (like adultery and divorce). Does he really need a $10 million dollar home?

      • cantake8

        Conservative politics, religious hogwash, and bigotry of recent, bring big bucks. When the money arrives, people tend to think that they are doing the right thing. To them I point out drug barons and mafia.

      • elizapar

        Like most Bible Thumpers and Republicans, he’s just another self righteous hypocrite. God is ashamed of these monsters.

      • Brianna LaPoint

        I distrust those that claim to know what God wants, its always coincides with their own desires

      • elizapar

        So why do you still support those that think the LGBT community doesn’t deserve the same rights?

      • James

        We should ALL know what God wants and desires of our lives!

    • Xerxes

      It does seem that there’s this bizarre version of Christianity that these guys ascribe to, in which piousness is reflected in material success and wealth (like a twisted version of instant karma). By their reasoning, their continued success is proof of their righteousness – and, by extension, being poor is evidence of moral failure.

      • cantake8

        Yep. That’s how the “Prosperity Doctrine” works. That is also the reason Jesus’ favorite people — the poor and needy — became vilified as stupid and sinful.

      • James

        Solomon was the wealthiest man ever!

      • cantake8

        Solomon was astronomically wealthy and according to the Christian Fable, he was blessed of God. He is also described as having 700 wives and 300 concubines. Praise the Lord!

    • James

      I’d say as a fellow Christian, he has been blessed! All Christians should seek God to be blessed not just, sports players and actors, etc. He may have given a lot in private and was blessed back! He is a book writer and TV host! You can do this to! Go for it!

  • buricco

    Call down fire, Huckster… and we’ll all see who the false prophet really is (hint: got a mirror?)

  • deb

    The Republican Klown Kar is getting mighty full! Is there room for this loony tune nut?

  • PaulOnBooks

    It’s bad enough that these people won’t sell pizza and wedding cake to gays, now they’re going to burn their genitals? Even the Old Testament god didn’t do that.

  • Bendy Bentley

    It is frightening that someone this delusional could run for president, and even more so that people will vote for the idiot. Having someone who is looking forward to end times anywhere near the ‘button’ is a scary thought too. You just know ‘god’ would tell them to push it.

  • SoCalVet

    he doesn’t see the irony that he is telling a story in which the objects of his ridicule couldn’t call down their God to prove he is real?

  • The Truth Hurts

    How sure is he he’s going to heaven? From his actions on Earth, I’d bet a lot of money he’s going someplace a lot more fiery.

  • wendy

    As much as I’m looking forward to the debates for entertainment which is guaranteed to be the most comical in history; the mere thought of one of these bat shit crazy clowns as pres. scares the shit outta me on so many levels

    • Nancy B

      Sadly, not all the clowns will get to participate in the debates this time around.

  • Barry Doyle

    Eating a dozen jalapeño peppers is not the same as calling down fire from heaven…just sayin’

  • etherical

    Go ahead , call down a big one , chances are it’ll land right on you , you fuck. Hopefully, while you and ole I Shit My Pants On Purpose are playing , Cat Scratch Fever together. He can share it with you.

  • Jakezi

    This wack job would screw up America big time!

  • Jakezi

    The first amendment, the separation of church and state. This is not a Christian nation, it’s a free nation to practice any religion or not to practice if you choose. This man has a platform that is not befitting a president, or any office. *yawn* next candidate please.

  • Christi Gibson

    Who does he think he is? Ignorant squirrel!

  • Jamie Quinones

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster just might have something to say about all this stupidity.

  • Kim Serrahn

    So who died and made him GOD?

  • intheirhonor

    Sounds like a different kind of god if he’s calling down fire upon people. Let’s see you sacrifice an animal and pour water on it three times, come on, show us your “real” god.

  • J Coop

    … says the man who wants YOU to believe two penguins literally walked from Antarctica to the Middle East just to get in an ark. Apparently, myths and snake oil are valuable commodities these days. The Huckster doesn’t look very oppressed or persecuted to me … just keep those contributions flowing!

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Silly you, we all know they rode in the pouch of the kangaroo.

    • Nancy B

      They are also excellent swimmers, you know. Noah probably swung by and picked them up halfway. I’m just sad he didn’t have a serious talk with the unicorns about showing up on time.

  • Rhon Fort

    I love this! He is so right. Anyone who believes and are faithful, will see the works of God in their life!

  • Mike, Mike…me thinks thou doth protest too loudly…

  • M C Chan

    Dear, Mike Huckabee I
    am a Christian, I HAVE A personal
    relationship with God. God the father by means
    of his son Jesus. GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS When I pray. I HAVE A personal
    connection with God through the POWER OF THE Holy Spirit. Mike IF THERE IS A possibility of you having ANY power , I also have the REAL (power)

  • fleyerite

    Huckabee and his ilk are Con Men (sociopaths). The people that send him/them money just want to buy their way into Heaven. Soft of mind and willing to follow these Snake Oil Salesmen because of fear….of just about everything or anyone they want to blame for their own failures.

  • 13Directors

    I’m not sure what to think of Allen Clifton the author. How could he have not known Mike Huckabee well enough to know that this is what he stood for? Huckabee has never kept his agenda secret.

  • LK

    Has the power to call down heavenly fire? Still does not rule the planet. #LAME

  • George Juego

    I wonder how long they will wait, until they realized they are wrong.

  • wylekat

    His arrogance is staggering. I would pay to go to one of his little political things and challenge him to ‘bring down fire from heaven’.

    Right after I ask his insignificant loud ass how many of the sick did he miraculously heal….

  • Brianna LaPoint

    People make the assumption that if you arent christian, you arent moral. The assumptions are getting really old really fast. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to realize the claims are faulty. Nobody is 100% outstandingly good. So the hell what? That doesnt make them some depraved sicko that needs to be locked up in jail either. We are imperfect, flawed beings, but that is what makes us who we are. Sometimes that can be a good thing, and sometimes it is not, but that doesnt mean we need Jesus, it just means we have to learn, grow and change on our own.

  • Handyjohn

    This man is nuts ~ I bet my heart & soul no Big Bad God is going to strike me down with fire if I get married to a man – again, Already did that once – had a few really good years. I am all legally divorced now & ready to do it again if I meet another man who I want to spend my life with..

  • Richard Thurbin

    Surely that’s Kevin Spacey though?

  • Beethoven

    Fuck ing sociopath

  • droberg442

    Get it right all you HATERS, YOU hate all Christians BECAUSE OF YOUR SIN that you LOVE. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their ABOMINATION! Gods JUDGEMENT is coming not Mr. Huckabees!

  • phantomreader42

    Standards for GOP Presidential candidates:
    Foreign Policy: Must be too fucking stupid to know that any country other than the USA exists
    Mental Health: Must hear voices in your head, and be convinced that you can cast spells

  • Mark Coles

    If the Israelis can call down fire from God, why to they build airbases?

  • Will

    I glazed over for a bit, WTF is he talking about?

  • Real Michaud

    Mack Hickabee believes in God right? Well isn’t he breaking one of the commandments? The one that says don’t take the Lord’s name in vein?

  • James

    Wake up, Islam is on it’s way! With NO tolerance like a Christian Nation! If you don’t want God and a Christian Nation, God will turn this Nation over into the hand of it’s enemies! Then you will grow to respect the freedom, rights and privileges you once had under a God centered Society! ONE NATION UNDER GOD! WAKE UP AMERICA! Well America! Let’s elect an all American God Fearing, Highly experienced, MAN OF GOD SO WE TRULY CAN BE “ONE NATION UNDER GOD!” How about a Governor who went to Arkansas, defeated the Clinton machine, Governed the State for 11 years and indicted 21 of Clinton’s Cronies! How about a Governor who took the State from -$300,000 to +$800,000 when leaving office! Remember this Governor also served ad Attorney General when the previous was found in corruption! GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE! YES! He was born and raised in Arkansas with Bill Clinton, he knows how to deal with and handle the Clinton Machine! Mike Huckabee for President 2016! HE WILL BEAT THE CLINTON MACHINE AND CLEAN UP WASHINGTON ONCE AND FOR ALL! “FAIR TAX & ABOLISH THE IRS!” HUCKABEE 2016!

  • Robert Christerson

    You make fire come down from sky then you are main false prophet..the two real ones fire from face outward 1260 days sacloth ashes ..I doubt you can do ei