Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Huckabee ad appeals to Christian conservatives

CNN Political Ticker whined For the second time in the past two weeks, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has aired a commercial in which a Christian symbol appears in the background.
What is wrong with that. He is a Christian, in fact he is a Baptist Preacher. Should he have Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, or Jewish signs in his ads. He is trying to get votes in Iowa, and there are more Christians there than Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, or Jewish and Athiests put together.
In the campaign ad, Huckabee is addressing members of the Iowa Christian Alliance, an organization whose symbol is the ichthys which appears on a banner that is shown prominently at the open and close of the 30 second spot.

The ICA is an influential social conservative organization in Iowa, and Huckabee can be seen speaking about his opposition to abortion before the group. The ichthys, which resembles a fish, is well-known in evangelical circles as the symbol used by early Christians to secretly identify one another without attracting persecution.

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