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Mike Huckabee

I often hear people say that the reason for our country’s moral decline is because we can’t read the Bible in the classrooms and because we took prayer out of the schools. Recently, former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist minister Mike Huckabee was asked about the shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 28 people dead, […] Read More

Four daily newspapers greet the Martys at breakfast. The morning after the school killings at Newtown, Conn., 24 pages of these informed us, while zillions of twitters and tweets and TV and radio programs also addressed the tragedy. Readers don’t need Sightings to spot traces of religion-in-public-life this time because coverage of it comes in […] Read More

Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders hosted a Friday afternoon conference call to rally support for the candidacy of embattled Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin, who said women rarely become pregnant after “legitimate rape.” Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Congressmen J.C. Watts and Bob McEwen, and Christian Right activist David Barton joined MBC leaders […] Read More

A Christian polling firm found that evangelicals favor five possible Republican presidential candidates more than President Barack Obama.   Even the twice-divorced, thrice-married Newt Gingrich received a higher favorability rating among evangelicals than Obama, who has been married only once and for more than 18 years. Evangelicals have identified themselves as being pro-family.   Among […] Read More

I took note of two public statements in recent days that must have been calculated to draw attention because both were – in my humble opinion – preposterous. Former – and probably future – presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who is also a Baptist preacher, has been touring Israel as the guest of the “Jewish Reclamation […] Read More

It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling for some time with the whole idea of “the sanctity of human life.”   I have to confess that there are unlikely allies who emerge. The result is an “odd coupling” of individuals, organizations, governments and movements that point to a burgeoning hope. Here are several that have […] Read More

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Hispanic community in America. Now the largest minority group in the United States, Hispanic-Americans have long sought their piece of the American dream in this land of possibility in which all, except Native Americans, are […] Read More

Former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee scored big in a Monday “values voter” presidential debate sponsored by and for social conservatives. Huckabee was the overwhelming favorite in a straw poll of delegates during a three-hour Values Voter Presidential Debate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., broadcast on satellite TV and the World Wide Web. At […] Read More

After a surprise second-place finish in the Iowa Republican straw poll on Saturday, Aug. 11, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee claimed victory. Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister and former president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, has been considered a second-tier candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. “For all practical purposes, […] Read More

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee hinted in a recent speech to pastors in Iowa he might seek office as an independent or a third-party candidate if the Republican nominee for president is pro-choice. “You all know that I am a Republican, and what I am about to say is perhaps political heresy, but here goes,” […] Read More