Mike Huckabee released a new video ad urging Americans not to vote for U.S. President Barack Obama in the election for fear of going to "Christian Hell."
"Christians across the nation will have an opportunity to shape the future for our generation and generations to come. Many issues are at stake, but some issues are not negotiable: The right to life from conception to natural death. Marriage should be reinforced, not redefined. It is an egregious violation of our cherished principle of religious liberty for the government to force the church to buy the kind of insurance that leads to the taking of innocent human life.
Your vote will affect the future and be recorded in eternity. Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire? This is Mike Huckabee asking you to join me November the 6th and vote based on values that will stand the test of fire."
"For someone who claims to be afraid of hellfire, Huckabee certainly doesn't hesitate to stomp all over the 9th Commandment!" wrote Amanda Marcotte of Slate.
Huckabee does not mention presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the video but has announced his endorsement for Romney. The video was viewed over two million times on the producer's own site, the video uploader alleged.