Former presidential candidate Mike
Huckabee on Thursday warned that failure to stop gay marriage will
unleash God's judgment on the United States.
Huckabee, a former Republican governor
of Arkansas who can be seen regularly on Fox News, made his comments
as the last speaker at the National Organization for Marriage's (NOM)
March for Marriage.
“The president and the Congress are
not required to defy natural law,” Huckabee
told the crowd. “They are not required to redefine marriage.
They are required to follow the will of the people, the Constitution,
and the law that has given us the greatest nation on Earth. A nation
that we will lose, if we turn our backs on our origins.”
“There is no doubt in my mind that
this country would not exist had it not been for the providential
hand of God. And I'm also convinced that if we reject his hand of
blessing, we will feel his hand of judgment.” (The video is
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An estimated 2,000 people gathered in
the nation's Capitol for NOM's second annual rally and march to the
steps of the Supreme Court. Equality
Matters' Luke Brinker described the turnout as “dismal.”
“As he did for last year's event,
anti-equality State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-NY) bused in a large group of
mostly Spanish-speaking evangelicals from the New York area, after
rally-goers an expense-free trip to Washington to 'visit the
monuments,'” Brinker reported.
NOM's anti-gay marriage rally, Brian Brown claims “right side of