Mike Huckabee: Gay Marriage Ruling Will 'Criminalize Christianity,' Threaten The Republic
Yesterday, Mike Huckabee sent a letter to Religious Right leaders [PDF] warning that a ruling in favor of marriage equality from the Supreme Court would be just as “backwards” and “broken” as rulings which “rationalized the destruction of human life, defined African Americans as property and justified Japanese-American internment camps.”
“I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand that Americans abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage,” Huckabee continued. “I will fight to defend religious liberty at all costs.”
The GOP presidential candidate and former governor added that he will never worship the “false god” of the judiciary: “I also refuse to surrender to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law and enforce it, which upends the separation of powers so very central to our Constitution. Too much power concentrated in the courts is a threat to our Republic. I will fight judicial tyranny and return power to the people.”
Dear conservative leaders and pro-family activists,
I share your concerns regarding the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. As you mentioned, any decision that redefines the institution of marriage, which has existed for thousands and thousands of years, would overturn the will of American citizens in more than 30 states who have passed constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Under the U.S. Constitution, we have three, co-equal branches of government. The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Branch, and it is certainly not the Supreme Being. Throughout our nation’s history, the court has delivered backwards, broken rulings. These nine, unelected Supreme Court justices have rationalized the destruction of human life, defined African Americans as property and justified Japanese-American internment camps.
The notion that the Supreme Court is an exclusive entity empowered to interpret the Constitution is a modern myth, which has flourished since the 1960s. I reject this idea as just another flawed, failed feature of big government, inconsistent with what our founders fought a revolution to establish.
As both an American and a candidate for president, I will never forget who I serve: my God, my country, and the U.S. Constitution.
I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand that Americans abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage. I will fight to defend religious liberty at all costs.
I also refuse to surrender to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law and enforce it, which upends the separation of powers so very central to our Constitution. Too much power concentrated in the courts is a threat to our Republic. I will fight judicial tyranny and return power to the people.
I call on all GOP candidates to join me in this fight to defend the Constitution. If you lack the backbone to reject judicial tyranny and fight for religious liberty, you have no business serving our nation as President of the United States.
Governor Mike Huckabee
cc: Cathy Adams - President, Eagle Forum
Kerby Anderson - Host, Point of View radio talk show
Tad Armstrong - President, ELL Constitution Clubs
Ted Baehr - Publisher, www.movieguide.org
David Barton - President, WallBuilders
Gary Bauer - President, American Values
Jeffrey K. Beene - Colonel, USAF (retired)
Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell - Visiting Professor, Liberty School of Law
Floyd Brown - President Western Center for Journalism
Brian Burch - President, CatholicVote.org
Phil Burress - President, Citizens for Community Values Action
Joe R. Calvert - President, Rabon Calvert Interests, Inc.
Larry Cirignano - American Catholic Citizens
Clint Cline - President, Design4
Chaplain (COL) Ron Crews - Executive Director Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty
Hon. Ken Cuccinelli - President, Senate Conservatives Fund
Bill Dallas - CEO, United in Purpose
Steve Deace - USA Radio Network & Conservative Review
Tom DeLay - Former Congressman
Penna Dexter - Co-Host, Point of View Radio Show
James C. Dobson, Ph.D. - Founder and President, Family Talk
Tim Von Dohlen - President, St. John Paul II Life Center
Ken and Roberta Eldred - Living Stones Foundation
Bob Ellis - CEO, Dakota Voice LLC
Tricia Erickson - President, Angel Pictures & Publicity Publisher
William A. Estrada - Director of Federal Relations, Home School Legal Defense Association
Carol Everett - Chief Executive Officer, The Heidi Group
Kristin Fecteau - Co-Founder, Campaign to Free America
William J. Federer
Robert K. Fischer - Meeting Coordinator, Conservatives of Faith
Mark Fitzgibbons - President of Corporate Affairs, American Target Advertising, Inc.
Richard Ford - President, Heritage Alliance
Dr. Jim Garlow - Pastor, Skyline Church
Gina Gleason - Executive Director, Faith and Public Policy
Thomas A. Glessner - President, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates
Kristan Hawkins - President, Students for Life of America
Donna Hearne - Constitutional Coalition
Dr. Carl Herbster - AdvanceUSA
Chuck Hurley, J.D. - Vice-president and Chief Counsel, The Family Leader
Harry R. Jackson Jr. - Hope Christian Church and The High Impact Leadership Coalition
Jerry A. Johnson, Ph.D. - President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters
Finn Laursen - Executive Director, Christian Educators Association International
Dr. Richard Lee - There's Hope America
Dr. Richard Land - Southern Evangelical Seminary
Tim LeFever - Chairman, Capitol Resource Institute
Loren Leman - Former Legislator and Lieutenant Governor, Alaska
Matt Mackowiak - Fight For Tomorrow
Bradley Mattes - President, Life Issues Institute
Kevin McGary - Chairman and President, Frederick Douglass Foundation of Ca.
Joe Miller - President, Restoring Liberty
Tom Minnery - President & CEO, Citizenlink
Len Munsil, J.D. - President, Arizona Christian University
William J. Murray - Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition
Penny Nance - President and CEO, Concerned Women for America
Rev. Dean Nelson - Chairman, Frederick Douglass Foundation
Troy Newman - President, Operation Rescue and ProLife Nation
C. Preston Noell, III - President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Paige Patterson, PhD - President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bob Pearle - Birchman Baptist Church
Tony Perkins - President, Family Research Council President, Council for National Policy
Judson Phillips - Tea Party Nation
Everett Piper - President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bob Vander Plaats - President/CEO, The FAMiLY LEADER
Janet (Folger) Porter - Producer and Documentarian
Dr. Robert (Bob) Reccord - Former Executive Director, Council for National Policy
Elizabeth B. Rex, Ph.D., MBA - President, The Children First Foundation
Richard Rios - Christian Coalition, California Chairman
Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt - Congregation Ohr Ha Torah, Dallas, TX
Austin Ruse - President, Center for Family & Human Rights
Nancy Schulze - Founder, Republican Congressional Wives Speakers
Mat Staver - Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
Steve Strang - CEO/Founder, Charisma Media
Frank & Sarah Teed - Arkansas Eye Surgery
Eric Teetsel - Executive Director, Manhattan Declaration
Mark Tooley - President, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Patrick A. Trueman - Attorney at Law, Washington, DC
Richard A Viguerie - Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
Eric M. Wallace, PhD - President & Co-founder, Freedom's Journal Institute
Jennifer L. Wallace - Co-founder, Freedom's Journal Institute
C. Richard Wells - President, John Witherspoon College Rapid City, South Dakota
C. Frederick Wehba - Founder, Bentley Forbes
Dr. Donald E. Wildmon - Founder and Chairman Emeritus, American Family Association
Tim Wildmon - President, American Family Association
Walt Wilson - Founder & Chairman, Global Media Outreach
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