Arkansas journalist David Sanders e-mails:
I have a hard time understanding Huckabee’s claim that he doesn’t know much about Mormonism. I talked to a religion professor at Huckabee’s alma mater this morning, who assured me that Huckabee would have been exposed to enough teaching on Mormonism in college and seminary to have developed solid opinions about the religion.
He also said that in all of Huckabee’s years of pastoring churches he would be very surprised if Huckabee had not preached sermons aimed at sizing up Mormons, as well as other religions. Claiming that he doesn’t know much about Mormonism makes Huckabee’s question, which was “asked in an innocent voice,” sound like an innocent question.
BTW — Baptist Press, the news arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, recently posted what appears to be its user’s guide to Mormonism on its website entitled “Romney and Mormonism.”