Major Endorsements for Huckabee from Christian Community

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  1. leesw

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    Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today announced additional endorsements from influential faith leaders across the country, augmenting a strong show of support he received Friday from Southern Baptist Convention leaders.

    The new major endorsements include:

    · Stephen Strang, Founder of Charisma Magazine – Lake Mary, Fla.
    · Rick Scarborough, President and founder of Vision America – Pearland, Tex.
    · Jerry Cox, President of Arkansas Family Council – Little Rock, Ark.
    · Janet Folger, President of Faith2Action – Dania Beach, Fla.
    · Jim Pfaff, President and CEO of Colorado Family Action – Castle Rock, Col.
    · Mathew Staver, Founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel – Lynchburg , Va.
    · Kelly Shackelford, President of Free Market Foundation – Plano, Tex.
    · Phil Burress, President of Citizens for Community Values – Ohio

    "To have the support of these leaders of faith means so much to me," Huckabee said. "I have the greatest level of respect for each person – and I know they will be vital in helping me spread my conservative message of hope and my vision for a stronger America ."
    Stephen Strang, who was recognized by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "Top 25 Evangelicals in America," said: "Mike Huckabee is an outstanding communicator who has a proven track record of success as governor of Arkansas . He is a true conservative who holds values common to most Americans. Governor Huckabee is a strong, Bible-believing candidate who articulates our values as well as any politician in my lifetime."

    Rick Scarborough, who heads Vision America, a national coalition of Pastors whose mission is to call Christians to be proactive in restoring America to her Judeo-Christian heritage, said: "In Mike Huckabee, we have a man who has successfully bridged the chasm that divides people of both parties who share common values and faith. At this time in American history, we desperately need someone to lead us who can step over the partisan divide and unite people if we are going to solve the massive problems facing our nation."

    Jerry Cox, who is also the past director of Unborn Child Amendment Committee, said: "Long before his involvement in politics, he was a defender of the unborn, a promoter of character in our schools, and stalwart champion for traditional values. His compassion for people, his command of the issues, his faith in God, and his genuine desire to work with people on both sides of the aisle are a rare find in the politics of today."
    Janet Folger, who also served as national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, said: "We have one more chance to get our country and our courts back, and only one candidate we can count on to do it: Governor Mike Huckabee. He provides solution to the issues we care most about."

    Jim Pfaff, who is president and CEO of the Colorado Family Action and has been active in pro-life/pro-family politics for more than 20 years, said: "It is critical, at this time in the history of our country, that our elected representatives truly understand the significant role that families play in our culture today and in the future. Mike Huckabee has been a reliable champion for the values of faith, family and the protection of the unborn over many years of public service."

    Mathew Staver is Dean of Liberty University School of Law and founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a nationally prominent legal, educational and policy organization specializing in religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. He said: "We need a leader who understands and is prepared to confront radical Islamic terrorism, who will protect America and her boarders, who does not merely lip sync moral and religious values but who really believes and practices them, and who has the experience and personality to govern a divided Congress. Mike Huckabee is that man."
    Kelly Shackelford, who serves as Chief Counsel of Liberty Legal Institute and president of Free Market Foundation, said: "The reason you are starting to see everyone coalesce around Mike is that he doesn't just talk about conservative issues, he breathes them and has a passion for them. He speaks the truth with an honesty and grace that no other candidate can match in either party."

    Phil Burress, the president of Citizens for Community Values who won this year's Focus on the Family Grassroots Action Award, said: "I have met and interviewed most of the Republican Presidential candidates. After several months of research, I am pleased to announce that Governor Mike Huckabee is the most qualified candidate to hold the office of President of the United States ," Burress said.

    "I am humbled by the faith and confidence that these strong advocates of faith and freedom have placed in me to lead our great nation forward. I look forward to working with them as we move forward together in the weeks and months ahead," said Huckabee.

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    It's a shame to see these so-called "conservative" faith "leaders" endorsing a big government liberal for president. Hopefully, their endorsements will be in vain. I will certainly do what I can to make it so by spreading the truth of his softness on crime, raising taxes, and wanting to give taxpayer-funded college scholarships to the children of illegal aliens during his time as governor of Arkansas.
     
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    Not to sound demeaning, but a Robertson endorsement is barely newsworthy. I can't imagine the general Republican public being swayed by any of the OP's aforementioned.
     
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    I agree--these people are not well known and probably do not influence many votes. I can't stand Charisma magazine anyway. The former governor of Arkansas is still a minor candidate and I think that he should stay a minor candidate. I don't like it that he pardoned a felon who then committed another heinous crime after he was pardoned. The former governor should have to pay the family of this man's victims in my own personal opinion.
     
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    Get over it. Huckabee is a great candidate. He's the best out there. He cut taxes plenty while he was governor (giving a surplus back to the people when Democrats wanted to spend it) and is a huge supporter of the fair tax. He is conservative on abortion and always has been. Just because Ron Paul doesn't have a chance doesn't mean you have to run down a good guy.
     
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    And just for your information on Huckabee and taxes:

    "Huckabee, a fiscal conservative, pushed through the Arkansas Legislature the first major, broad-based tax cuts in state history — a $90 million tax relief package for Arkansas families. He led efforts to establish a Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights and created a welfare reform program that reduced the welfare rolls in the state by almost 50 percent. He also doubled the standard deduction to $2,000 for single taxpayers and $4,000 for those who are married. He proposed The Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights which established a uniform notice and due process procedure to guarantee that all Arkansans will be treated fairly in property tax assessment.

    In total, Huckabee cut taxes and fees over 90 times during his ten and a half years as governor, saving the people of Arkansas almost $380 million."

    :applause:
     
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    1. You are admitting that Huckabee drastically overtaxed the hardworking people of Arkansas.

    2. You are not telling the truth when you say that Huckabee gave "a surplus back to the people". He did no such thing. The new Democrat governor and the Democrat legislature did that in 2007, well after Governor Busybody had left office.
     
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    I am running down a good guy. I am simply spreading the truth about a big government liberal. It is not my fault if the truth bothers you.
     
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    Sam Brownback was my guy but I guess Huckabee is the best of the rest in the repulican party.
     
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    Admittedly, everyone thinks differently. But that being said, if Brownback was your guy and he's endorsing McCain why not stick with his judgment?
     
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    Here are the summary of all major endorsement of Mike Huckabee:

    * Rick Warren (He likes Mike and has known him for a while)
    * Baptist leader Rick Scarborough
    * Don Wildmon founder/ former President of AFA
    * Randy Alcorn, Christian author
    * Justin Taylor (Between Two Worlds)
    * Joe Carter (Evangelical Outpost)
    * Matthew Anderson (Mere Orthodoxy)
    * Chuck Norris (yes him)
    * Janet Folger of Faith to Action
    * Jack Graham of PrestonWood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
    * James Robison, Life Outreach International
    * Robert Morris, Pastor of Gateway Church, Dallas.
    * Keith Butler, Pastor - Word of Faith International Christian Center in Michigan
    * Matthew Staver, Dean of the law school at Liberty University
    * Dr. James T. Draper Jr. – Colleyville, Tex.
    * Dr. Jerry Vines – Woodstock, Ga.
    * Dr. Daniel L. Akin – Wake Forest, N.C.
    * Dr. Jay Strack – Orlando, Fla.
    * Dr. Billy McCormack – Shreveport, La.
    * Stephen Strang, publisher of CHARISMA, CHRISTIAN LIFE, NEW WOMAN, NEW MAN magazines
    * Jerry Cox, President of Arkansas Family Council – Little Rock, Ark.
    * Jim Pfaff, President and CEO of Colorado Family Action – Castle Rock, Col.
    * Kelly Shackelford, President of Free Market Foundation – Plano, Tex.
    * Phil Burress, President of Citizens for Community Values – Ohio
    * Thomas A. Glessner, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates
    * Matt Reisetter, Evangelical leader in Iowa
    * Star Parker, President of CURE

    It's from:

    http://www.forum.hucksarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1444
     
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    Here are also some facts about some accusations thrown against him:

    About Immigration:

    The Governor opposes and will never allow amnesty.
    - Governor Huckabee believes that securing our borders must be our top priority and has reached the level of a national emergency.

    - The Governor supports the $3 billion the Senate has voted for border security. This money will train and deploy 23,000 more agents, add four drone planes, build 700 miles of fence and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, and put up 105 radar and camera towers.

    - In this age of terror, illegal immigration is not only an economic issue, but also a national security issue.

    - Governor Huckabee opposed the amnesty bill that was attempted to be rushed through Congress this summer, and opposed the misnamed DREAM Act, which would have put us on the slippery slope to amnesty for all.

    - Governor Huckabee opposes and will not tolerate sanctuaries for illegals.

    - Governor Huckabee opposes giving driver's licenses to those who are illegally in our country and supports legislation to prevent states from doing so.

    - Governor Huckabee believes illegal aliens who try to vote or try to apply for welfare benefits should be arrested.

    - Governor Huckabee will stop punishing cities which try to enforce our laws and protect the economic well-being, physical safety, and quality of life of our citizens.

    - Governor Huckabee opposes and will not tolerate employers who hire illegals. They must be punished with fines and penalties so large that they will see it is not worth the risk or profitable.

    - Governor Huckabee opposes the economic integration of North America that would create open borders among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

    - Governor Huckabee will never yield one inch of American sovereignty.

    - Governor Huckabee will take our country back for those who belong here. No open borders, no amnesty, no sanctuary, no false Social Security numbers, no driver's licenses for illegals.

    It has been reported that Mike Huckabee supported benefits for illegals immigrants while he was Governor of Arkansas.
    Governor Huckabee never supported benefits for illegal immigrants. In Arkansas, illegal immigrants do not receive welfare benefits or food stamps. Governor Huckabee has always, and will always be supportive of the laws and regulations of the country.

    It has also been said that Mike Huckabee was in favor of providing college scholarships for illegal immigrants while he was Governor.
    The governor only supported the measure that applied to those who met the academic qualifications and applied for legal citizenship. The measure didn't pass. Governor Huckabee stressed that any student would simply be treated as any other graduate of an Arkansas High School, and not given any special consideration.

    Critics say that Governor Huckabee's motives behind opening a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock was to court illegals to come work in Arkansas.
    The Mexican consulate provided Arkansas businesses with access to Mexico and opportunities to expand their markets, and would help further ensure that immigrants from Mexico are legal and better able to secure legal documentation. At the same time, the office would open up opportunities for Mexican investors to invest money with Arkansas partners, which would help create more jobs in the state.

    http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=TruthSquad.Immigration
     
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    About Wayne Dumond Story:

    It has been reported that Governor Huckabee released, pardoned, or granted parole to convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. That is not true. It's interesting that Wayne Dumond's name only surfaces during an election year for Governor Huckabee. In 2002, his Democrat opponent in the midst of the general election made a political issue out the entire thing. Arkansas voters didn't buy this false attack from the Democrat in 2002 and re-elected Governor Huckabee to another term as Governor of Arkansas. Here are the facts of the Dumond case:

    Governor Jim Guy Tucker gave executive clemency to Wayne DuMond, and commuted his sentence to 39.5 years. This action made Wayne DuMond immediately eligible for parole.

    The parole board was made up entirely of Democrats appointed by Democrat Governors Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker (who was later convicted on federal charges and removed from office). Not one member of the board was appointed by Huckabee.

    Governor Huckabee never took action in the DuMond case that made him parole eligible.

    Governor Huckabee either denied Wayne DuMond's clemency request, or took no action (which is the same as a denial) on four separate occasions.

    Governor Huckabee did not parole Wayne Dumond. Governor Huckabee had no authority to do that. Governors in Arkansas don't grant parole-the parole board does.

    The fact remains that Governor Huckabee didn't commutate, pardon, parole or grant any form of clemency to Wayne DuMond.

    http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=TruthSquad.Dumond
     
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    About His Ethics:


    The Arkansas Ethics Commission created under the rein of Bill Clinton, has been misused as a weapon against Republicans. Governor Huckabee has been unfairly attacked regarding his ethics history while Governor of Arkansas. The overwhelming majority of the complaints were filed in the midst of one of Governor Huckabee's campaigns, and filed by Democrats to a commission made up of a vast majority of Democrats. The end result of those complaints was a series of negative headlines-and NOTHING else. Here are the facts:


    The overwhelming majority of ethics complaints filed against Governor Huckabee in the state of Arkansas were regularly dismissed and / or proven to be frivolous.

    It is important to note that many of these complaints were either filed by a member of the Arkansas media with his own agenda or were filed by a Democrat activist using the so-called reporter's story as the basis for the complaint.

    The REAL story is that in the end, despite the many attempts, the only finding of an illegal gift was reversed on appeal.

    http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=TruthSquad.Ethics
     
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    Anyone who supports Mike "Governor Busybody" Huckabee is supporting a big government liberal. He, and his supporters, can try to sugarcoat his record all they want but they can't cover up the facts - he was soft on crime, a tax raiser, and soft on illegal aliens.

    If he is on the GOP ticket and Arkansas is a competitive state I will have to seriously consider voting for Hillary Clinton or whomever the Democratic Party presidential candidate is. I would prefer a Democrat to Mike Huckabee. He was horrible as my governor; I sure don't want him as my president. No conservative worth his salt should want Huckabee as president, either.
     
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    Why does a social consersative have to be a right wing conservative on all issues? And why should "faith leaders" be more concerned about taxes than they are about faith issues. Just wondering.
     
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    Because we this election is about choosing our next president, not our next pastor.
     
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    Of course it depends upon your priorities. Other's priority is about moral issues which is more important to some christians than anything else.
     
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    I agree basically with Chuck Norris about his support of Mike Huckabee:

    My choice for president
    by Chuck Norris


    A short time ago, I wrote in jest about what I would do if I am elected president. Of course, that was written all in good fun.
    Like most of you, over the summer and into the fall, I've been watching, listening, studying and praying about who could lead this country as our next president.

    I won't leave you in suspense. Though Giuliani might be savvy enough to lead people, Fred Thompson wise enough to wade through the tides of politics, McCain tough enough to fight terrorism and Romney business-minded enough to grow our economy, I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

    Newt Gingrich called Mike "very effective … if Huckabee can find money, he will be dramatically competitive almost overnight." Bill Clinton called Huckabee the "only dark horse that's got any kind of chance … He's the best speaker they've got." There is even a pro-Huckabee swell rising among the younger generation.

    Who he is (before what he can do)
    More than anything he has done or can do, however, it is first who Mike is that impresses me most.
    Part of our backward culture is reflected in the fact that we measure and value people by what they do, instead of first who they are. As a result, we nominate charisma, cast votes for articulation and repeatedly elect too many paper-thin corrupt politicians. Of course, I want a president who gets things done, but I first want one who has lived a life of integrity, commitment, truthfulness and respect. Mike is that man.
    Mike hasn't lived an isolated, out-of-touch life like so many politicians. He was raised in Hope, Ark., with a dad who was a firefighter and always had a second job. Mike and his sister grew up poor, not privileged. He was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. And he worked two jobs in college and graduated in two-and-a-half years. He is an outdoorsman too – an avid fisherman, hunter and a long-term member of the NRA.

    Mike is a committed husband and father. He has always prioritized his family before politics. His wife, two sons and daughter speak his highest praise.

    Mike has also faced unique adversity, from helping a young wife endure the trials of spinal cancer to aiding the victims of hurricane Katrina as the governor of Arkansas. He has a heart for helping and will fight for the causes of average citizens. He is known for having a compassionate heart, genuinely caring for all people.

    Mike is also a respected and fearless leader, and he does not cower to the cries of any majority or minority. He doesn't abandon his values for what's expedient. Like our Founding Fathers, he's not afraid to stand up for a Creator and against secularist beliefs. At the same time, he doesn't fear offending Christian leaders who give up their values in pursuit of electing their "team leader" just like everyone else.

    A track record toward the presidency


    Mike Huckabee has already proven his ability to lead our citizens as a lieutenant governor for three years in 1993 and governor of Arkansas for the following 10 years. Time magazine called him one of the best governors in America.

    As governor, Mike led the citizens of Arkansas through difficult conditions. He balanced the budget each year, enhanced technology in commerce, was tough on crime, used tobacco lawsuit monies to better health care, initiated a toll-free hotline to report tips on government corruption and 16 times had to endure the long nights of the soul before he gave permission for executions to proceed. He also initiated the ARKids First program, cutting the number of uninsured children in half.

    It's not a coincidence that four out of the last five presidents we've had were governors because they proved their abilities, perseverance and heart for running our country by serving in those state capacities. As New Man men's magazine (July/August 2007) said, "His proven ability to cast a compelling vision, as he did while governor, that transcends party, ideology and class might enable America to unite and begin to heal, an especially important goal at this point in our history."

    http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58255
     

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