Mike Huckabee says if the worst dirt anyone can dig up on him from his youth is advising other teens not to dance, he's thankful.
a series of columns written in 1973 by then 17-year-old high school senior Huckabee. In those columns, published in a Baptist newspaper, he doled out advice on dating, smoking — and dancing. He also covered such news topics as a mass murder in Houston and the Arab oil embargo.
Huckabee's advice to his fellow teens on dancing: Don't.
The former Fox News host and likely 2016 GOP presidential contender told Tony Perkins' "Washington Watch"
radio program on Wednesday he could be in a worse position, pointing out that many of his likely presidential rivals recently have admitted or strongly hinted that they have smoked marijuana in their youth.
"Rather than let get me down and make me all depressed, I just take it as, wow, the worst thing they can say about us is that we truly believe that the Scripture teaches us to live a circumspect life," Huckabee said. "OK, well, you got me, I plead guilty, and we’ll find something else to be upset about."
"I read this and I laughed out loud and I said, while other candidates are being outed for their teenage drug use, their teenage alcohol use, their teenage partying hard, doing all sorts of destructive things like painting graffiti on bridges, the scandal with me is that I wrote a column at age 17 telling Christian young people to live a godly life."
For the record, Huckabee didn't tell his fellow teens that dancing was sinful, but did tell them it could hurt their Christian witness.
He told Perkins the interest in his old columns shows the left thinks Christians are laughable because of their beliefs.
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