The former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) raised some eyebrows on Friday during a media briefing. The former governor suggested that young Americans who want to join the Military, should wait until President Obama is out of office because of his administration’s “open hostility toward the Christian faith.” The likely 2016 presidential contender was responding to a Washington Times report that Christians are leaving the Military in record numbers because of a “hostile work environment.”
“When you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith,” Huckabee said, “it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.”
Huckabee went as far as to encourage parents to stop kids from enlisting until America has a new commander in chief. “I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander in chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under God,’ and believe that people of faith should be a vital part of the process of not only governing this country, but defending this country,” he said.
Mike Huckabee will formally announce his presidential bid in Hope, Arkansas next month.