Now, I am no fan of Mike Huckabee or his love for the strong government nanny state. However, it seems really bizarre that he should be attacked for correctly pointing out Captain Underoos’s religious peculiarities. Rod Dreher provides a link to an LDS web site which completely support’s Huckabee’s statement:
On first hearing, the doctrine that Lucifer and our Lord, Jesus Christ, are brothers may seem surprising to some—especially to those unacquainted with latter-day revelations. But both the scriptures and the prophets affirm that Jesus Christ and Lucifer are indeed offspring of our Heavenly Father and, therefore, spirit brothers. Jesus Christ was with the Father from the beginning. Lucifer, too, was an angel “who was in authority in the presence of God,” a “son of the morning.” (See Isa. 14:12; D&C 76:25–27.) Both Jesus and Lucifer were strong leaders with great knowledge and influence. But as the Firstborn of the Father, Jesus was Lucifer’s older brother. (See Col. 1:15; D&C 93:21.)
How could two such great spirits become so totally opposite? The answer lies in the principle of agency, which has existed from all eternity. (See D&C 93:30–31.) Of Lucifer, the scripture says that because of rebellion “he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies.” (Moses 4:4.) Note that he was not created evil, but became Satan by his own choice.
So much for John 3:16, I guess. However, it’s pretty clear that Huckabee has no balls; the fact that he apologized for speaking the truth tells you all you really need to know about him… if his enthusiasm for a nationwide smoking ban wasn’t already enough.