Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
says California's gay marriage ban is a “miracle.”
Huckabee made his comments on Friday at
a forum in Virginia Beach titled Rediscovering God in America,
where he told a conservative Christian audience that Proposition 8 –
the voter-approved measure that banned gay marriage in California –
passed as a result of prayer.
“There's no way in the world … that
there should have been Proposition 8, make it to the ballot, that was
the first miracle, and then for it to pass and it happened because
there were people like Lou and others on their faces before God who
prayed,” Huckabee said, referring to Lou Engle.
Lou Engle is the founder of the
TheCall, a twelve-hour prayer session held Saturday November 1 at San
Diego's Qualcomm Stadium in support of the gay marriage ban. Engle,
a former pastor, organized the first Christian power-pray event in
2000, drawing 400,000 faithful to Washington D.C.
Proposition 8 won passage with a narrow
victory on November 4. Last month, the California Supreme Court
constitutionality of the measure.
Former Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich also spoke at the event gilded with his signature slogan.
In 2006, Gingrich penned Rediscovering God in America: Reflections
on the Role of Faith in Our Nation's History and Future. And a
film featuring Gingrich premiered in New York City titled
Rediscovering God in America.
Gingrich, who recently converted to
Catholicism from Southern Baptism, said he re-entered the public
sphere to “take on the secular fanatics who are trying to destroy
our relationship with God.”