The Google alerts report more support for Mike Huckabee among homeschoolers, as well as Google returning many blogs with links to either videos or letters.
There are more, but Blogger and Blog Spot are down at the moment, so I can’t be sure of the content — or even the names — of the following sites. Still, they’re in my alerts.
Not all homeschoolers are in the Huckabee corner. I was pleasantly surprised to see Spunky’s name pop up in a comment (and if you go to the top of the blog and scroll down, you’ll see many comments by Spunky discussing what she sees as Mr. Huckabee’s effects on homeschooling in Arkansas, and his views on the international diploma).
- Spunky’s comment at The Duncan Hunter Grass Revolt:
“Huckebee seeks our support based on the fact that he is a Christian and because he is, most don’t even question his policies. Said one Iowa Christian leader, ‘We don’t question what he believes because he is one of us.’”
For me, it’s this “one of us” position that clangs instead of rings. Who is “us?” To use a family joke, has the “leader” who spoke got a frog in her pocket?
The Mike Huckabee for President web site has a post titled, “Faith & Family Values Coalition“ with a sentence that speaks about “the faith community.” Not ‘a’ faith community, but “the” faith community. For the purposes of the site’s post, “the” faith community leaders are:
Former Southern Baptist Convention President James Draper
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale
Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church
Dr. Jerry Vines, Former President of Southern Baptist Convention
Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Jay Strack, President/ Founder of Student Leadership University, World- renowned Southern Baptist communicator
Dr. Billy McCormack, Pastor of University Baptist Church
“Baptist” is the only Christian denomination mentioned in the article, and I find it hardly representative of “us” regarding a “faith community,” much less the faith community. Christians — of a certain flavor — are not the only ones who are faithful. I’m willing to be ecumenical, but we have to start with a little more variety in the line-up that represents “us.”
posted by Valerie