Huckabee Goes There

This is disappointing:

Huckabee was asked if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion. “I think it’s a religion,” he said in the interview, published on the newspaper’s Web site on Wednesday. “I really don’t know much about it.”Then he asked: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”

It sounds like Huckabee is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He’s saying the right things about Mormonism while giving a wink and nod to its critics, many of whom are religious bigots, pure and simple. Huckabee has a chance to show some leadership and state clearly and unequivocally that Mormonism is not a cult and that attacks on it should be out of bounds in American politics. But it doesn’t look like he’s going to take the high road. That is unfortunate.

UPDATE: Huckabee apologized to Romney. Hopefully he’ll steer clear of this type of thing in the future.

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