Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), a possible presidential contender in 2016, argued on Friday that President Obama is rewriting Scripture to justify his executive action on immigration.   


"I always thought that Scripture was eternal and unchanging, but apparently, now that Obama is President, Scripture gets rewritten more often than Bill Cosby's Wikipedia entry," Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, wrote on his Facebook page. 

Obama cited the Bible in his speech on Thursday, when he announced executive action that would shield 5 million people living in the country illegally from deportation. 

"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too," he said. 

Huckabee voiced the common Republican argument that Obama did not act on immigration, when Democrats controlled the House and Senate in 2009 and 2010.

"Funny how, for the first six years of his Administration, even the two years when he had unstoppable majorities in both houses, Scripture did not compel immediate action," Huckabee wrote. "But two weeks after the final election he'll have to deal with, suddenly, Scripture requires us to do this."

Known as a social conservative, Huckabee ran for president in 2008, and has said he will make a decision about a 2016 run next year.

The former Arkansas governor has linked Obama's citation of the Bible to his change in stance on gay marriage.

"It's similar to the way that his Biblical beliefs led him to oppose same-sex marriage as a candidate for election," Huckabee wrote. "Then when he needed big campaign donations from gay liberals for his reelection, the Bible suddenly got rewritten."