“This could be a Mount Carmel moment,” said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. “You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.”"Fire from heaven" sounds like nuclear holy war to us. Bring it, Fat Man.
|Bombs away for Jesus!|
Not unlike the former Governor's imaginary friend in the sky w/ the fire.Huckabee released a statement Saturday walking back the comments he made on the call.
“I have not had any direct contact with leaders or staff from the NRSC,” he said in the emailed statement. “This is an attempt to create a story. My comments this week on my own forums of radio and to the people who choose to receive communications from me are first hand and accurately reflect what I said. I hardly need third-party news outlets who ‘heard’ things to report on that which simply didn’t happen. Harry Reid has imaginary friends who tell him things about others, and it appears that there are some others in the media who have some imaginary friends.”
Remember, just mis-speaking, & nothing wrong w/ anything anyway (as long as one is a Republican & believer) because the gawd of personal responsibility will forgive you.His spokesman declined to answer follow-up questions about who Huckabee was talking about in the direct quote or whether he had indirect contact with party leaders, saying he’d discuss the matter on Fox News on Saturday night.
Funny, their values aren't quite as one might think. Major gaffes (murder, for example) can be forgiven.The executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, John Yeats, told the group that he counseled Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) after he was linked to a prostitution ring in 2007.
“David had been exposed for going places he shouldn’t have been going. And there were calls for him to step out, but he stayed by his campaign and restored his relationship with his wife,” Yeats said. “As I think about Congressman Akin, his quote, ‘transgression,’ was not nearly as vile as Vitter’s. So I think this thing is survivable. And beyond survivable, I still think he has a real shot at winning the race here in Missouri.”
“One of the things we have to remind ourselves of and remind our people of is that Congressman Akin represents the mainstream of our values,” he added. “He is the mainstream of our values.”
David Barton there is the liar who is known nation-wide for his lying; isn't it funny that he should beg for another's forgiveness on the basis of misspeech. It's beyond too late now, nevertheless we'll pretend that we care (or that anything makes any difference) by making it clear that Akin did not "misspeak" (Wingnut faves "57 states" or calling an admiral a general are misspeaking. The word was popularized by the Nix's press sec., Ron Ziegler, we should add.) but laid bare the awful truth of the usually otherwise amorphous (hidden because they aren't all morons) values & beliefs these people of faith all endlessly & insufferably profess to hold.David Barton, the founder of a Texas-based conservative group WallBuilders, was asked to offer some historical perspective for the group.
“There’s been a lot of political leaders who have made major gaffes but not just misspoken,” said Barton. “One of the greatest leaders in Israel’s history was David, who had [committed] adultery, murdered Uriah, etc. But he repented. God gave him forgiveness. Great leader. But that was not a misspeaking of words. And then Noah had trouble with drunkenness. God still used him. Samuel couldn’t control his children. He ran a nation. Moses, guilty of murder. He came back, delivers a nation.”
“There’s a long list of people who were absolutely flawed, but nothing for as small a misdemeanor – if you will — as misspeaking,” he added. “So this is really unprecedented.”
Barton, who was once the co-chairman of the Texas Republican Party, decried “party bosses” for calling pastors, supporting Akin to pressure them to stop doing so.
“This is a guy that we can’t let a lot of loud-mouth people take from the rest of the nation,” he said, “because he’s too much of a fighter that we need on these kinds of issues in D.C.”
And there's always a mad as hell type who ain't gonna take it & you shut up or else; no one tells him what to do because
Drone drone drone, no tax exemptions for obviously political churches, ZZZZZ.David Baker, pastor of First Baptist of Church in Belton, Mo., chimed in to say that he met with 60 men* earlier in the evening and the view was unanimous Akin should keep fighting.
“We have a responsibility as prophets to speak out,” he said. “One thing I know about Missouri Baptists is that we don’t like to be told what to do.”
*We haven't the energy to deal w/ this clarification/emphasis of gender. A recording of the 'phone call for Christ would be amusing until the urge to throttle one of these dopes became overwhelming & an aneurysm developed. We didn't even drag J.C. Watts in, but he's a riot too.