Mike Huckabee Warns Legalizing Homosexual Marriage Could Lead to the Criminalization of Christianity

Mike Huckabee is worried about the future of Christianity as gay marriage proceeds. (Reuters)
Mike Huckabee is worried about the future of Christianity as gay marriage proceeds. (Reuters)

The legalization of same-sex marriage would be a “very dangerous place” for America to go and could lead to civil disobedience, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee warns.

I have received an exclusive copy of a letter the Republican presidential candidate is sending to conservative leaders and pro-family activists around the nation.

In that letter, which you can read here, he vows to “fight to defend religious liberty at all costs.”

“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 wrote.

Huckabee also had a stern message for his fellow Republican contenders—urging them to join the 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,” he wrote.

Huckabee has mobilized an impressive group of conservative and religious leaders—many of whom signed his letter—including National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson, Dr. James Dobson, Tim and Donald Wildmon of American Family Association, Steve Strang of Charisma Media and Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel.

“This is not just about marriage,” Huckabee told me in a telephone interview. “This is about whether or not a government can begin to put limitations on the conscious and convictions of people who have faith.”

Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, signed Huckabee’s letter. She said it’s “absolutely essential for Christians to stand and be counted.

“We strongly believe people of faith have to step forward and make a commitment,” she told me. “We fear God more than we fear man and I think that’s what Governor Huckabee is trying to say.”

Nance predicted that the legalization of gay marriage would lead to greater attacks on Christian Americans.

“We will see people of faith lose their jobs, pastors will be sued, churches will lose their tax exempt status,” she said. “Now is the time for us to speak up. We must obey God. We are not willing to bend one knee to man.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Todd Starnes