(George Grant, Left)
In 1998, Mike Huckabee co-wrote the book, “Kids Who Kill” with Reconstructionist author George Grant. Grant is an ideologue with extreme, even dangerous religious views. The question is, does the former Arkansas governor share Grant’s view of the role of Christianity in government?
This passage is from Grant’s 1987 book The Changing of the Guard (Ft. Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987), pp. 50-51.
“Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ – to have dominion in the civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest. That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less.
“If Jesus Christ is indeed Lord, as the Bible says, and if our commission is to bring the land into subjection to His Lordship, as the Bible says, then all our activities, all our witnessing, all our preaching, all our craftsmanship, all our stewardship, and all our political action will aim at nothing short of that sacred purpose. Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land – of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.
“It is to reinstitute the authority of God’s Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. True Christian political action seeks to rein the passions of men and curb the pattern of digression under God’s rule.”
Clearly, this sounds like a twisted American version of fundamentalist Iran. While I doubt these are Huckabee’s views, it is still extremely troubling that America’s most delusional fundamentalists – who promote violent ideas such as capital punishment for homosexuals – keep showing up in Huckabee’s Rolodex, resume and campaign.
George Grant is a former vice president of Coral Ridge Ministries. In his book “Legislating Immorality,” Grant expresses sadness that in the modern world there are no longer legal codes prescribing the death penalty for homosexuals.