Huckabee’s Hidden Tapes
As a young preacher, Mike Huckabee hosted a television program from the pulpit of his church. No doubt fueled by boatloads of gravy and a love for Jesus, young Huck opined on all the hedonistic issues of the day. Yet, all these years later, most of these archives are still being concealed from the public by the former Arkansas Governor.
Good luck tracking down sermons from Mike Huckabee’s two decades as a Baptist preacher. The GOP presidential candidate, who once started a television station out of his church to broadcast his sermons, kept those tapes under wraps during the 2008 presidential campaign.
It’s impossible to know why Huckabee continues to hide these sermons. There seems little chance that he could say anything that would make his devout followers question his sincerity. From the little that’s out there we see Huckabee cursing Satan with enough ferocity to appease even the most cynical evangelical. However, there must be some reason for the cover-up. Perhaps he believes rants like this embarrassing little nugget uncovered by Mother Jones would hurt him with more mainstream voters.
It’s a sad thing but it’s true in this country: 10,000 people a year are directly killed by alcohol in this country. Ten thousand. But we license liquor. There’s one person a year on average killed by a mad dog, just one. But you know what we do? We license liquor, and we shoot the mad dog. That’s an insane logic! But it’s what’s happening, it’s because we love pleasure more than anything else. A lot of times we look around our society we see this problem we see pornography and prostitution and child abuse and all the different things that we’re all so upset about. You know why they’re there? You know why they’re in the communities? You say “because the Devil”—they’re there because of us.
No matter the motive for his continued stonewalling, demanding voters want to know. What did the young pastor from Hope say and why did he say it? Until Governor Huckabee releases the tapes, he will have a devil of a time explaining this lack of transparency to a public he hopes will elect him President.Click here for reuse options!
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