Sunday, January 20, 2008

Huckabee Straddles Line Between Religion and Politics

On January 19, 2008, the New York Times had an interesting story about Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's apparent ability to walk the line on religion and politics.  Here is an excerpt:

He has indeed made an art of escaping politically delicate questions about theology. He has said he favors the biblical account of creation over Darwinian evolution, but he also said he considered the two approaches largely compatible, with God’s potential role limited to the original jump-start, a view many liberal Christians endorse.

“Did he take the rib out of Adam?” Mr. Huckabee told Charlie Rose in an interview. “I have no reason to believe he didn’t. But I don’t know.”

He said there was “a strong body of science that really can put forth the argument for an evolutionary process,” but also “room for believing” in God as “a prime mover” in the process.

For the full article, see "Between Pulpit and Podium, Huckabee Straddles Fine Line" in the New York Times.


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