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Huckabee: Everything Obama does goes against ‘what Christians stand for’

“Everything” President Obama does is “against what Christians stand for,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said in an interview Monday.

“Everything he does is against what Christians stand for, and he’s against the Jews in Israel,” Huckabee, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “The one group of people that can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community.”

The conservative former governor was commenting on Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, where Obama noted while discussing Islamic extremism that Christianity has been used to justify violence in the past.

“Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” he said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Huckabee took issue with the president’s depiction of how Christianity had been used in the debate over civil rights.

“It was the pulpits of America — yeah, some of them were wrong — but many of them were the ones who brought the conscious of the nation to get them right,” he said, noting that Christian preachers were leaders in the civil rights movement.

Conservatives have long said that Obama isn’t engaging aggressively enough with the issue of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which burned a Jordanian fighter pilot alive last week.

“He said our greatest threat was climate change,” Huckabee said of Obama. “I assure you that a beheading is much worse than a sunburn,” repeating a line he used a few weeks ago at the Iowa Freedom Summit. 

Huckabee has been in the news for comments he’s made while promoting his book. He was criticized by many in the media, when he called Beyonce’s music “mental poison” in the book. He also questioned the president’s parenting for allowing his daughters to listen to the singer’s music.
He has said he is considering running for president again in 2016 and will make a decision in the spring.
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