Mike Huckabee was in a California church — an overtly political one where the pastor endorsed a political candidate — to speak approvingly of a California proposition to ban same-sex marriage.

He told about 1,000 people that marriage was created and defined by God, just as the Mona Lisa was created by Leonardo da Vinci.

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“God doesn’t want me to take my brush and paint over his masterpiece,” he said.

UPDATE: On the jump a mailing about an effort to directly confront the policy that forces churches to lose their tax exemption of they directly engage in partisan politics. I wonder if Huckabee’s host’s action described in the article is part of that movement.

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