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  • Huckabee: Asking Christians To Accept Gay Marriage Like Asking Jews To Serve Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

    Watch as Mike Huckabee continues his biblical attacks on same-sex marriage, using folksy rhetoric to claim to speak for all people of faith.

    Mike Huckabee appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning to continue his attacks on same-sex marriage. The likely GOP presidential candidate is averaging third in the polls now, behind Jeb Bush (first) and Chris Christie (second).

    Calling legal civil same-sex marriage "a biblical issue," the 59-year old Republican former Arkansas governor excused his opposition to equality by insisting he has no choice in the matter.

    Saying, "unless, you know, I get a new version of the Scriptures, it's really not my place to say, 'OK, I'm just going to evolve,'" Huckabee told CNN's Dana Bash. "It's like asking somebody who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli," he said. And attempting to sound sympathetic and tolerant, the former Fox News host added, "We don't want to do that. I mean, we're not going to do that."

    Huckabee also insisted asking Christians to support the right of same-sex couples to marry is like "asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard."

    He then continued to position anti-gay Christians as victims, and implied that all Christians are anti-gay.

    "We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions," the ordained Southern Baptist minister added, "but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they have had for over 2,000 years."

    Huckabee, who led the attack on gay people and same-sex marriage several years ago by creating national Chick-fil-A Day, and who less than a year ago threatened to leave the GOP and form a new party of anti-gay conservatives if Republicans didn't start attack same-sex marriage even more, claimed to have a far more intellectually supportive position on homosexuality today.

    Insisting "there's room in the tent" for pro-LGBT Republicans, Huckabee, the author of over a dozen books, including his latest, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, acknowledged, "I hope the party doesn't change its overall view."

    However, he also acknowledged that he has gay friends.

    "But, you know, the very fact that I talk about the relationships I have with friends who are gay indicates that I'm not a person who shuts everybody out around me who disagrees. To be honest with you, Dana, I find a lot more interesting conversations that I can have with people who don't agree with me."

    "And I accept a lot of people as friends maybe whose lifestyle I don't necessarily adhere to, agree with or practice."



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    • commented 2015-02-02 17:58:19 -0500
      But Jews don’t force everyone to eat Kosher foods any more than equal rights will force people to marry someone of the same sex. There is no attack on Christianity. You are more than welcome to your beliefs, Mr. Huckabee, and if you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, then don’t marry someone of the same sex! It truly is that simple, but you don’t get to force your ideology on the entire population. Does anyone else find it funny that Beyoncé and gay marriage are the only things we ever hear him talking about? Pretty funny from a party who touts less government interference in the lives of private citizens. As a potential presidential candidate, I’d like to hear his views on the economy, jobs, and foreign affairs.

    • commented 2015-02-02 07:55:30 -0500
      I don’t eat bacon-wrapped shrimp, but I’m not opposed to serving it to people who do eat it. And Fuckabee needs to lay off the bacon and the shrimp.

    • commented 2015-02-01 23:51:17 -0500
      No Huckleberry. You’re wrong. Its not the same thing. If you go to a Kosher restaurant, there is a pretty good chance that bacon wrapped shrimp is not on the menu, so you’re not getting it. You can go down the street to the churrascaria and the owner of the Kosher place won’t care either way. On the other hand, if you go to a bakery that sells wedding cakes and you want yours to say “Adam and Steve” as opposed to “Adam and Eve”, that is not bacon wrapped shrimp because cake is cake and no matter how hard you try, the bullshit you peddle ain’t kosher.

    • commented 2015-02-01 22:51:14 -0500
      How wonderfully enllightened of you, Mike. However, if you’re so enlightened, why don’t you just accept the fact that as a grown up you can’t choose the people you interact with in the world. You never could. Unfortunately, Huckabee types have decided that infantile petulence is a christian sacrament.

    • commented 2015-02-01 22:05:47 -0500
      Except he fails to grasp the concept that while drinking alcohol and swearing are choices that we have complete control over, homosexuality is a trait you are born with. Surely no one would discriminate against the handicapped. The handicapped or mentally challenged have a different lifestyle to be sure, but they didn’t choose it. They were born that way. Same deal.

    • commented 2015-02-01 20:10:07 -0500
      Jews may not eat bacon wrapped shrimp, but they do not try to impose their beliefs on others and say that NO BODY can eat bacon wrapped shrimp.

    • commented 2015-02-01 20:05:53 -0500
      With friends like Huckabee, who needs enemies?

    • commented 2015-02-01 16:38:06 -0500
      If I may quote the always reasonable and persuasive Mike Field:
      “Hey Huckabee…
      You don’t get to speak for all Christians, only the mentally and morally deficient ones.”

    • commented 2015-02-01 16:37:09 -0500
      Also, citing your example, IF the Jewish business offered bacon wrapped shrimps BUT refused to sell them to gays, THAT would be a comparison of what religions Christian are trying to do. The bakers MAKE the products in question they just refuse to sell them to LGBT individuals. Can you not see the difference? Oh course not!

    • commented 2015-02-01 16:31:08 -0500
      Hey assh*** Huckaby, there are millions of Christian gay allies who are not evil homophobes. There are also thousands of Christians churches that welcome LGBT members AND marry them into HOLY MATRIMONY. There are also Jewish synagogues and a few mosques that also conduct same sex marriages. YOU don’t get to speak for all Christian, only the mentally and morally deficient ones.

    • commented 2015-02-01 15:33:30 -0500
      Jesus wept.

    • commented 2015-02-01 15:25:44 -0500
      Can you imagine anyone walking into your house and telling you how to build your family?!? I would suggest that the Huckabees cannot remain married because Huckabee is not compassionate enough. If they remain married, they will be denying my religious liberty to live according to my faith, which requires love and compassion to all God’s children.

    • commented 2015-02-01 15:16:33 -0500
      Huckabee’s comment:
      ""It’s like asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp.. Or asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard."

      Permit me to recast this:
      Promoting Christianity is like asking a child of God to serve sewage at a wedding, or a hiker to seek out a steaming pile of dog shit.

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