Browns member appears in presidential candidate’s ad

The first of many primaries on the way to the Presidency is the Iowa Caucuses. Last night, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee won the caucuses, a victory that mainstream media sources attribute to the support of Christian evangelicals and homeschooling families–one of whom will be familiar to readers of this blog.

One of Huckabee’s ads was taped at the Browns’ family farm, and Keith Brown (father / bus driver / sound technician) appears throughout the ad. The Browns are a homeschooled family singing group from LeMars, Iowa. Although I was out of town when they sent out the newsletter mentioning the ad and forgot to mention it then, news coverage last night and this morning reminded me of the ad. By the way, here it is:

If the comments become a debate between supporters of various candidates, I may moderate comments. The purpose of this post isn’t to support or endorse any candidate, just to point out an interesting connection between a Southern Gospel group and a name currently in the news.

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  1. What great testimony for SG music! It shows that God’s do and should care and should stay up on what goes in politics. God’s people have a responsibility to vote and I think Mike Huckabee will be a great choice. I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Daniel-

    Congratulations on posting your disclaimer beneath the video. You probably have saved yourself a big headache by not taking sides.

    It’s a paradox that some political hopefuls who frequent the pulpits of America to promote their agenda are the ones who try to squelch the free speech of the Christian community. If a pastor tries to support a particular candidate who is perceived as being of a politically incorrect persuasion, he stands in danger of having his 501(c)(3) status revoked for promoting a political view in his church.

    If there will be politics in Heaven, I’m not sure i want to go there. 🙂

    Keep up the good postings.

  3. Mr. Enloe, thanks for the encouragement. While I do have political views (just about everyone does), I plan to keep this blog strictly covering Southern Gospel.

    I gave it some serious thought before even posting this much, but I decided the Southern Gospel connection was too interesting to ignore the story altogether.

  4. Many others in smiliar community are involved in that campaign:

    This person dared to put his name on the line. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]

    Comment: There is a big difference in doing it off the stage and not on the stage where you sing.