I largely consider myself a non-denominational (or perhaps multi-denominational) Christian, though I have not been to church in quite some time now, and I confess to being occasionally intrigued by the finer points of other religions. I was baptized and raised Episcopalian, educated at Lutheran and Roman Catholic high schools, confirmed Anglican Catholic, and married by a Methodist priest, and I have attended services at all those denominations as well as Presbyterian and other churches. You will not see me talk about it very much, simply because I consider religion to be a very personal choice, but I generally try to abide by the rules and guidance provided by that religion, though I occasionally (… ok, often) disagree with some of the specific tenets of the aforementioned sects.
With all that said and my bona fides established (as much as they can be on the intertubes), allow me to make myself perfectly clear – if anyone, regardless of political or religious affiliation, attempts to kidnap me and forcibly indoctrinate me into their belief structure, I will defend myself, with deadly force if necessary:
…not before People For The American Way’s Kyle Mantyla captured the unedited footage, in which Mike Huckabee states, “I almost wish that there would be, like, a simultaneous telecast, and all Americans would be forced–forced at gunpoint no less–to listen to every David Barton message, and I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”
… and I dare say being held “at gunpoint” would make it pretty damned necessary.
Honestly, I have no idea who David Burton is and I do not care to… nor do I care to know anything about the feud running between him and Chris Rodda, or anything else of the backstory that seems to be running a few miles deep in places. In the end, all of that is perfectly irrelevant to me – nope, the only thing I actually care about is that a once, and unfortunately future, Presidential candidate considers it perfectly acceptable to force people to be “re-educated” around to his way of thinking.
Screw that noise.
I probably never could have brought myself to vote for Huckabee before this damning quote, even if he was running against the likes of Our Glorious President, but this video just guaranteed that if the choice comes down to him and the Return of Obamessiah, I am wasting my vote on a third party.
(Courtesy of a Facebook friend and Say Uncle since I was too damned slow about posting this.)