Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mike Huckabee, John Hagee, and the American Family Association

I found this video tonight and while it is disappointing, it's not surprising.
Less than a month ago, Huckabee delivered a Christmas season sermon at Cornerstone about Christ's birth and embraced Hagee, calling him "one of the great Christian leaders of our nation.”

American Family Association, a 501(c)(3), is sponsoring the latest of their campaign events for Huckabee in Florida one week before that key primary election. Of the listed speakers, I'm not sure where Gingrich stands, but all the rest (including Hagee) have either hosted events for Huckabee or formally endorsed him as part of his "Faith and Values Coalition." This seems to be pushing the edge or blatantly violating IRS regulations (also here). Are there AFA members out there who are as outraged as I am that Don Wildmon (whohas personally endorsed Huckabee) is putting their organization's tax status at risk in order to assist the campaign of a man with a moderate/populist record?

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