Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee claimed there would be no America without God.
According to a March 7 report issued by Right Wing Watch, Former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee claimed that God created the United States, and if the nation does not repent, it will deserve to be destroyed just like Sodom and Gomorrah.
“I know there’s a God, and I know this nation would not exist without him as the midwife of its birth; and I know that if this nation forgets God, God will have every right to forget us.”
"There is no other way to explain our history," he continued, "other than by His hand of providence," adding that deep down in our hearts, most Americans know this to be true.
Salon reports that after sharing a joke about how god should “apologize” to Sodom and Gomorrah if he decides not to strike down America for its wickedness, Huckabee spoke of his “hope” that the U.S. would “repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment.”
Huckabee, a former pastor and current Fox News pundit, has previously threatened Americans with God’s wrath. In a controversial video released in 2012, Huckabee threatened Democrats with eternal damnation, warning that supporting such Democratic causes as marriage equality and a woman’s right to reproductive freedom would be “recorded in eternity.”
Secular Americans and other reasonable individuals tend to dismiss Huckabee’s supernatural claims and threats as being nothing but the ravings of a grandstanding politician attempting to exploit the fears and superstitions of the ignorant and the weak minded.