Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addressed the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in Houston recently.
The ex-pastor and ex-presidential candidate told his rapt clergy audience that the pastorate once was
… a wonderful, respected position, but not anymore.
He added that that’s because pastors across the country are besmirching their calling and their profession by engaging in extramarital sex, rape, serial rape, child molestation, sexual assault, kidnapping, sexting children, stalking, financial fraud, passing bad checks, public lewdness, forcible sodomy, healthcare fraud, money laundering, burglary, drug possession, insurance fraud, incitement to murder, attempted murder, criminal threatening, property destruction, indecent exposure, embezzlement, wire fraud, selling meth, selling heroin, pedophilia, harassment, securities fraud, possession of child porn, animal cruelty, making false police reports, domestic violence, incest, incitement to child abuse, bigamy, workman’s comp fraud, vehicular manslaughter, necrophilia, child abuse, and homicide.
Huckabee said it’s because
…people have contempt for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He’s right, I just wonder if maybe he’s pointing the finger at, you know, the wrong people.