August 29, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
After a momentous week like this past one, it’s time to kick back and enjoy an all-new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! We’ll talk to former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker about the lawlessness that’s happening in his state since the Democrats took it over just last year. Dr. Rick Rigsby will share some of the best life advice you’ll ever hear. I’ll talk about my new book, “The Three C’s That Made America Great: Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution,” with my co-author Steve Feazel (which you can pre-order now at Amazon.) We’ll also meet an inspiring Huck’s Hero, share some laughs with comedian Jonnie W., and top it off with great music from country star, Kelly Lang.
It’s all coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
HONOR REV. KING THIS WAY NOT THEIR WAY
Ordinarily, I would have written extensively about Friday’s 57th anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a huge inspiration to me as a kid growing up in the South, and his dream of a land in which all the races live together in peace, judged by the content of their characters and not the color of their skin, was an inspiration to my life and those of countless others.
Unfortunately, this year’s observance of that anniversary in Washington, organized by Al Sharpton, in many ways betrayed the spirit of the Rev. King’s message with gratuitous racial slanders for political purposes (i.e., Sharpton calling the President “Bull Trump” – Bull Connor was a Democrat, it needs to be noted again and again) and divisive, anti-American rhetoric. Some speakers couldn’t have perverted the Rev. King’s message more if they’d literally declared that we must judge people by their skin color, not their character.
One praiseworthy exception worth mentioning is the Rev. King’s 10-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, who said, “My generation has already taken to the streets – peacefully and with masks and social distancing – to protest racism.” I wish some of the adults there had her wisdom and sense of responsibility.
Before anyone starts accusing me of only saying this because I’m white, read the words of this longtime Democratic Tennessee state Representative and veteran of the civil rights movement who calls it “appalling” and “heartbreaking” to associate the non-violent protests of the Rev. King with “burning and looting and stealing.” He said, "It's like we're trying to live up to the worst of stereotypes, the worst of behavior, the worst of perceptions.”
As I often like to remind people, especially those who forget or try to obscure this fact, the Rev. King was, first and foremost, a great preacher of the Gospel. Some of his most inspiring words came in the form of sermons. I urge you to honor his legacy by reading those, not listening to people who would distort his message for their personal political motives. You can start with this, the final sermon he ever gave on April 3, 1968 in Memphis. You will search in vain to find any encouragement of violence or incitements of race hatred in it.
CAT OUT OF THE BAG
CNN’s Don Lemon let the cat out of the bag that Democrats needed to start saying something about all the rioting, looting and violent assaults in Democrat-run cities because it was hurting their polling. I guess they were fine with it as long as they thought they could blame it on Trump the same way they tried to blame him personally for every death caused by an international pandemic released by China.
And so, just like clockwork, Joe Biden emerged briefly from his basement to tut-tut that rioting and violence are, kinda sorta, you know, not good.
As Mike LaChance at Legal Insurrection observes, “This is what it took for the Democrat nominee for president to finally speak up about the riots. Not the destroyed lives, businesses, or neighborhoods, but bad polling. That should tell you everything you need to know.”
THE TACTICS OF THE LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY ARE SHAMEFUL AND NOW DANGEROUS
My wife Janet and I were very lucky that we were able to exit the White House grounds safely Thursday night as part of a large crowd. Sen. Rand Paul and his wife Kelley left on their own and were soon surrounded by a hostile mob. The police officers who saw what was happening and stepped in to protect them deserve a medal, as President Trump said.
At this link, Mrs. Paul describes what she calls the most harrowing night of her life, inflicted on her and Sen. Paul for no other reason than that they publicly expressed their support of the President.
The mayor of DC who allowed this should resign in disgrace. And so should the writer at the Associated Press who wrote that the Pauls claimed they were attacked “without evidence.” Okay, how about this for “evidence” that the violent, threatening mob was a violent, threatening mob?
If anyone asked me for evidence that that A.P. writer is an idiot, I would simply have to produce his own article.
#WALKAWAY FOUNDER ENDURES ANTI-GAY ATTACK BY LEFTIST THUGS AS HE RETURNS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SPEECH
Brandon Straka, founder of the #WalkAway movement, was sitting just two rows in front of me at President Trump’s speech Thursday night. I’m sickened to have to report that he was also among those attacked by leftist thugs when he and a friend returned to their hotel. He said it was almost identical to what Jussie Smollett reported, except this attack really happened.
Straka noted that he hadn't endured an anti-gay attack like that in 10 years, and worse, they couldn’t even fight back because the media would accuse them of being racists. He wrote, “At least back in the day when gay-bashing was common, the media didn’t blame the gay people.”
Sadly, that’s because the media, like much of the Democratic Party leadership, have thrown in their lot with a group of radical leftists who don’t care about gay rights, women’s rights, black rights or even human rights. The only right they care about is their own delusion that they have the right to exert power over everyone else. If you disagree or challenge them in any way, they will attack you with anything from vile racist, sexist or homophobic slurs and profanity to physical violence. And if you fight back, as Brandon says, you’re a “racist,” even if you’re black and the person you’re fighting is a white punk calling you the n-word.
I hate to see this for a number of reasons, but one of them is that I consider real racism to be a terrible sin that’s an insult to God, who created us all in His image. That’s why exploiting the condemnatory power of the word by falsely affixing to people who simply disagree with your politics is also a sin and an insult to God.
And if you’re surprised that a conservative Christian would be defending a gay man against homophobic attacks on him by alleged “social justice workers,” then you need to stop watching fake news sources.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)