In this country, we have a strict separation of church and state. Well, at least that’s what we’re supposed to have; clearly, many Republicans don’t see it that way. Despite the fact that there’s not a single reference to Christianity anywhere in our Constitution, most conservatives still continue to proclaim proudly that this is, in fact, a “Christian nation.” That’s why they continually try to force their religious views into legislation where they don’t belong. It’s also why the subject of President Obama’s religion has been such a “hot-button” issue among conservatives for years.
For the record, President Obama is a Christian. Not that it should even matter, but he is.
I’ve found it hilarious and pathetic how this president has simultaneously been bashed for once-upon-a-time attending a Christian church of a radical, fairly controversial preacher – while also being accused of being a Muslim. It’s like I’ve said plenty of times before, you just can’t make this stuff up.
Well, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee went on a bit of a whiny tangent against the president (though he didn’t mention him by name) because he dared to invite homosexuals to the White House during Pope Francis’s visit.
“I’m also concerned about a guy who believes he’s a Christian and then pretends to be and says he is but then does things that make it very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith,” Huckabee said during an interview with Newsmax. “If a person says, ‘I’m a Christian’ but you invite the pope into your home and then you invite a whole bunch of people who are at odds with the Catholic church policy, I think there’s something very unseemly about that.”
I like how Huckabee apparently feels Pope Francis is as petty, small-minded and pathetic as he is. This is a pope who’s actively been attempting to make the Catholic church more progressive and inclusive, so I really doubt he was offended that the president invited gay people to the White House.
Not only that, but the president has in no way made it difficult for people to practice their faith. The only thing he’s even come close to doing, and not even by much honestly, is he’s made it more difficult for Christians like Huckabee to try to force their views on others. Which, by the way, is unconstitutional for them to do.
Then for Huckabee to suggest that the president is “pretending” to be a Christian is flat-out offensive. Sometimes I really do feel as if Huckabee thinks he’s God.
This is a great example of the warped mind of many conservative “Christians.” They believe that any attempt to deny their right to unconstitutionally force their views on others is an “attack on Christianity.” What’s most ironic about these folks is that they’re usually the first ones bitching and whining whenever they feel someone else’s views are being forced on them.
The question I have is: What would Jesus do if he were coming to the White House?
Would he say, “No gays allowed” – or would he be inviting, inclusive and non-judgemental? Would he love them for the human beings that they are or judge them for who they love?
The truth of the matter is, if Republicans dislike this pope because they feel he’s too progressive, then it’s likely they wouldn’t have respected Jesus Christ during his time either. – perhaps one of the world’s first, and most famous, liberals.
Watch the interview below via Newsmax: