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Huckabee’s Challenge to the Priests of Baal

Last Friday, in a conference call to support Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee invoked the biblical story of Elijah and the priests of Baal.  This showdown, from the eighteenth chapter of 1st Kings, depicts Elijah testing the powers of his god against those of Baal.  Both sides prepare a bull for sacrifice on their respective altars, […]