The Associated Press reports Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, questions Mormons' belief.
In an article to be published in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Huckabee asks:
Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?According to the AP, Huckabee asked the question after saying he believes Mormonism is a religion but doesn't know much about it.
We will have to wait until the weekend to see if the Times Magazine provides some legitimate context for the headline grabbing quote. In the meantime, even though it's hard not to jump to the conclusion that Huckabee is questioning Mormons beliefs, we should give Huckabee the benefit of the doubt, or at least an opportunity to explain.
It is possible that Huckabee managed to fall into a clever political/religious trap. It is also possible that he was trying to set such a trap. It seems highly unlikely that Huckabee would engage in such a dirty trick as the Huckaboom continues to gain momentum.
I'm sure the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can adequately defend Mormon beliefs while we wait.