That crafty Mike Huckabee is at it again.  Remember the mysterious cross from his Christmas TV commercial?  Here’s another puzzler from the former Republican presidential candidate, courtesy of the excellent column, The FundamentaList:

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee decided to focus on another Bible verse — the one that excoriates the media. Didn’t know about that one? From Huckabee’s blog: “It was a tremendous week and the launch of Sarah Palin was spectacular. The media never read Genesis 50 — they would have then known that what they did was ‘throw Sarah in the well.’ But they would also know that ‘what they intended for her harm has worked out for her good.'”

Huckabee’s verse has a double meaning. He cited Genesis 50:20 (“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives”), suggesting that the media intended to harm Palin but the good will that come out of it will be the mobilization of the base to elect her. But for anti-choice activists, his use of that verse had another meaning: that something good might come out of the evil of abortion. Jill Stanek, who has viciously disseminated the smear that Obama favors infanticide and will be speaking at the Values Voter Summit this week, wrote a in a 2005 column titled “The Genesis 50:20 Rule” that God is actually allowing abortion as part of a plan for the end-times showdown between Christians and Muslims.


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