Huckabee the Bible Expert

Via Eugene Volokh, here’s Mike Huckabee in Beliefnet on the history of marriage:

And the same thing would be true of marriage. Marriage has historically, as long as there’s been human history, meant a man and a woman in a relationship for life.

Also,

The Bible, however, was not created to be amended and altered with each passing culture.

Wow, has he not actually read that un-amendable Bible??  If pressed, he would doubtless say, oops, sorry, misspoke, it’s been amended exactly once, but that’s it.  (That’s way wrong, but it’s what he’d say.)  But the polygamy thing is going to be harder to explain away.

This sort of willful ignorance of one’s holy book isn’t unique to Huckabee or to marriage, of course.  How many Christian conservatives actually pay attention to what George Bush’s favorite political philosopher said about taxes?

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