Imagine a world before Christianity, when pagans were getting married Mike,
“But … when people say, ‘Why don’t you just kind of get on the right side of history?’ I said, ‘You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change,'” he added, as quoted by CNN.
It’s not a matter of history or religion, it is a matter of understanding the concepts of secular and religious functions and institutions.
No one is complaining that Christianity and Judaism before that borrowed the institution of marriage, nor that Christianity made it a sacrament.
All I’m saying, is that it wrong to deprive individuals of their civil and economic rights based on religious tenets, especially when most of those tenets have been borrowed or absorbed from other cultures and religions. Like Christmas and Easter.
I fully expect, and respect the rights of any congregation to organize keep itself clean in any way that it deems conducive to the spiritual health of that congregation, (I know, I know, very Baptist of me,) including that of Rome. What I do not expect, nor can I respect, any congregation that tries to impose its’ tenets on others, either through law or confrontation.
Perhaps Mr. Huckabee will kindly explain to the rest of us the differences between his point of view and that of Westboro Baptist Church in relation to, say, the original congregation of Christians in Jerusalem.