One hundred years, maybe fifty years ago, a presidential candidate would not have to do this.
Now that he has his moment in the political spotlight, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee does not want his days at the pulpit to be scrutinized.
I don't know what to make of this. I know that David Corn is not being honest with his readers. His real desire is search out in these sermons the politically incorrect and the wierd (at least what would be considered wierd to the godless such as Mr. Corn).
This is the pattern of the drive-by media. Instead of asking Huckabee how his Christianity would influence his policies, (like, "Are you in favor of teaching alternatives to Darwin in schools?"), they ask questions intended to embarrass ("Did God make the world in six days six thousand years ago?")
Now, if you're not running for president the above question is easy to answer. "Six days? I have no idea. The question you should be asking Wolf, is what will you say to the Lord Jesus when your sorry posterior appears before Him?"
Let's not forget the bias factor. Obama wraps himself in Jesus at every campaign stop but he will not get any of the above questions.
Two I'd like to hear Obama handle:
From the GOP debate: "Do you believe every word of this Book?
What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
That will never happen.
It is sad that communicating standard Reformed evangelical theology would disqualify one from high public office. But then, the Gospel is supposed to offend, and if your pastor's messages meet the approval of Mr. Corn then your pastor is not doing his job.
"Godless" is a strong term, but I am familiar with Mr. Corn's work, and I stand by that description.