Mike Huckabee: ‘We were not ashamed of Judeo-Christian heritage, and schools should support that’
Huckabee also said that when he grew up (in the town Hope, Ark., in the late 1950s and 1960s), folks were more open about their faith.
“We were not ashamed of Judeo-Christian heritage,” he said. “And schools and the community did everything they could to support it.”
When he arrived at the third topic of his speech, Huckabee aligned values with the notion of being “created equal,” as is noted in the Declaration of Independence. He said that idea did not exist at the time of the founding of the United States
In something of a tongue-twister, Huckabee said the U.S. “was created to be an exceptional exception to that notion of exceptionalism” that existed at the time.
He said that the kind of “biblical worldview” taught at SCS was in the direction of unmitigated equality.
“I’d love the world to be lead by people who have a biblical worldview,” he said.
“Wouldn’t it be an exciting thing to have leaders who believe all of us are equal?” he later asked.
Huckabee said part of such a worldview as is taught at Statesville Christian is the idea of absolutism that rejects moral objectivism and stipulates that some things “are always right” and others “are always wrong.”