Republican presidential candidate Mike
Huckabee this week called President Barack Obama's faith into
question after he invited several pro-gay rights Christians to a
White House reception to welcome Pope Francis.
According to the Washington Post,
the guest list included “the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, a
leader for transgender rights, and a gay Catholic blogger.”
on Newsmax, Huckabee said that he worried that the president's
faith lacks “authenticity.”
“I'm less concerned about what faith
a person has,” Huckabee said. “I'm more concerned about the
authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their policies.
I'm also concerned about a guy who believes he's a Christian and
pretends to be and says he is, but then does things that makes it
very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith.”
“I'm disappointed if a person says,
'I'm a Christian,' but you invite the Pope into your home and then
you invite a whole bunch of people who are at odds with the Catholic
Church policy. I think there's something very unseemly about that,”
added Huckabee, a former Baptist minister.