Southern Baptists on Huckabee
I'm still waiting for Planned Parenthood to give him their support. THAT would actually make some sense since the National Right to Life endorsed Thompson.
Be that as it may, we should be paying attention to what the Southern Baptists are saying about this former child of their's. Robert Novak wrote an interesting piece on this issue on Dec. 20, which brought up the fact that he did not support conservative ministers in their much-hailed revolt against the liberal establishment of the time.
Scarborough and Huckabee clashed during the Baptist Wars. Fighting to drive the liberals from the temple, Scarborough was badly defeated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas while Huckabee embraced the liberal church establishment to become president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
Judge Pressler, leading the Southern Baptist "Conservative Resurgence" in the late '70s, agreed with Scarborough about Huckabee's orientation and went a different route in current presidential politics. When Huckabee on Nov. 9 announced Southern Baptist leaders supporting him, Pressler was not on the list and on Dec. 7 endorsed Thompson instead. Pressler is known to be concerned that Huckabee plays to the establishment and would be subservient to the state department and The New York Times.
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