From PERRspectives Blog:
I don’t know if I should laugh or cry…
In Iowa on Friday, Huckabee with no apparent sense of irony offered his analysis of the forces that led to Bhutto’s doom. As the Huffington Post reported:
Huckabee called Bhutto’s death a tragedy, but he suggested she had been a threat to Islamic fundamentalists. “An educated, sophisticated, strong, capable woman leader — that does pose a threat to those who don’t believe that women should be given that platform and that level of equality,” Huckabee said.
Huh? Wait a minute….didn’t Huck say….?
Americans could be forgiven for their confusion. Huckabee, after all, has made it clear that he himself is one of those “don’t believe that women should be given that platform and that level of equality.” As I noted previously, in 1998 then Governor Huckabee was one of 131 signatories on a full page ad in USA Today which praised the Southern Baptist Convention, for among other things, its defense of traditional marriage and the subservient position of women. The ad declared:
“You are right because you called husbands to sacrificially love and lead their wives. You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband’s sacrificial leadership.
More importantly, you are right because your statement is based on biblical truth.”
Soooo, was he lying in the ad, or is he lying now? The Flying Spaghetti Monster will be displeased either way.
The Angry One says it best. Read the whole post here.