Rational fears are not phobias, Mike Huckabee
I just read a very good post at another WordPress Blog called, simply, kip.
In tear down this wall!, kip addresses a Mike Huckabee assertion of Christophobia, which refers to the fear of a public official discussing his/her (probably his) Christianity. As kip points out, a phobia is an irrational fear. We have clearly gotten to the point where the fear of a US politician’s Christian views affecting their decision making is rational. To call this fear a phobia would be like calling a fearful person in a room where the walls are closing in a claustrophobic. And this goes especially for Huckabee. As kip describes,
this is the person who wants to teach our kids that God created the universe in six days, that women must be submissive, and “abstinence only” sex education. Remember, this is the person who refused to sign a disaster relief bill until legislators removed the words “acts of God” to describe tornadoes because he argued that God was protecting people from tornadoes, not causing them. Remember, this is the person who in 1999, explaining a decision to reduce the sentence of a man on death row to life in prison, said: “I am fully aware of the likely reaction to this decision and further realize the gravity of such a decision. But I must stand ultimately before God and account for my decision. I’d rather face the anger of people than the anger of God.”
What would happen if the Almighty told him to nuke Iran?