Will Mainstream Media Ask Huckabee About His Ties to Christian Reconstructionists?

Election '08

Of course the easy answer is no. But the MSM should ask - the questions are relevant when his base of support believes in the merging of church and state and he capitalized on his socially conservative, bible-based views as guiding his candidacy and how he would govern. How far from the mainstream is he. It's easy to toss off that New Hampshire voters are more libertarian and he's got to repackage himself for those voters, but how about some accountability here?

I've already blogged about GOP clown car occupant, rapist/murderer-releasing Baptist minister-without-a-theology-degree Mike Huckabee's ties to fundamentalist Steve Hotze, who fundraised for the Iowa caucus champion.

Holtze is the Texas-based anti-choice, anti-gay bible beater who signed a manifesto that included beliefs such as:

• A wife may work outside the home only with her husband's consent

• "Biblical spanking" that results in "temporary or superficial bruises or welts" should not be considered a crime

• No doctor shall provide medical service on the Sabbath

• Medical problems are frequently caused by personal sin

• Doctors have a priestly calling

• People receiving medical treatment are not immune from divine intervention or demonic forces

• Physicians should preach to their patients because salvation is the key to their health.

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