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

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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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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Demonstrating ‘The Depth of Power She Has Over Kevin McCarthy’: Politico Reporter

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Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, Politico’s Rachael Bade explained that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s overwhelming desire to become the leader of a Republican Party-dominated House has put him at the mercy of the demands and whims of extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

As the plans for the 2022 midterm elections ramp up, and political prognosticators are saying a GOP House takeover is highly likely, McCarthy’s path to staying leader is not certain with the far-right wing of the party balking at just handing the California Republican the gavel.

As Bade explained to CNN’s Christi Paul, Taylor Green is just now starting to feel her power over McCarthy grow.

“What is the takeaway for Kevin McCarthy?” Paul asked. “Particularly, I have to point out that after last night, Marjorie Taylor Greene said she tweeted that she got off a good call with him. spent time talking about problems not only for the country. ‘I like what he has planned ahead.’ Two different — two different points of view from her and in a 24 to 48-hour period. What do you make of that?”

“Look, I think Kevin McCarthy has a really long year ahead of him,” Bade suggested. “You’re right, the midterms are far away. That vote for him to become speaker is a long way off, but Marjorie Taylor Greene is just starting to realize the depth of power she actually has over Kevin McCarthy.”

“This is a man who has wanted to be Speaker for a decade,” she continued. “He needs her vote, he needs her support in order to get the gavel. I think what you’ll be seeing for the next few months, for a year, anytime Kevin McCarthy does anything to infuriate Marjorie Taylor Greene or infuriates [Donald] Trump — they’re going to be lording it over his head.”

“He’s got this real bind right now, he’s going to be in this pickle for a very long time,” she later added.

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Fauci Warns: ‘It’s Not Going to Be Possible to Keep’ Omicron ‘Out of the Country’

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The World Health Organization addressed the new COVID-19 “variant of concern” Friday night, naming it “Omicron” and issuing an ominous warning about the future.

“This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning,” the statement said. “Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant.”

Omicron was initially referred to as B.1.1.529.

Earlier on Friday, the European Commission issued a similar warning and proposed that its member countries activate the “emergency brake” on travel from countries in southern Africa and other affected countries to limit the spread of the variant, The New York Times reported.

Tulio de Oliveira, director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform, said Omicron has 10 mutations and many more entry points than the highly contagious Delta variant.

“All air travel to these countries should be suspended until we have a clear understanding about the danger posed by this new variant,” Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Union’s executive arm, said in a statement. “And travelers returning from this region should respect strict quarantine rules.”

In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the following governments have halted or restricted flights from South Africa to try to curb the spread of Omicron: Bahrain, Belgium, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Singapore.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the travel restrictions would “buy us some time” and that “it’s not going to be possible to keep this infection out of the country. The question is: Can you slow it down?”

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Wallace Skewers Christie for Trying to ‘Save’ the GOP and Favoring Fox News

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MSNBC news host Nicolle Wallace skewered former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie while he was promoting his book, “Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden.”

“Is bias more dangerous to the country than conspiracy theorists?” Wallace asked.

“No, but that’s the third section of the book where I talk about the movement forward. In the second portion of the book, we talk about the conspiracy theories and the truth-denying that went on with things like Qanon, Pizzagate, the election situation, John Birch Society… that’s what I talk about. There’s two sections of the book and I’m sure you’re conflating them,” Christie answered.

“I’m not conflating them,” Wallace said. “I don’t think it’s an intellectually honest case to make against conspiracy theories without taking on Fox News.”

During the interview, Wallace also asked Christie if he thought former President Donald J. Trump gave him COVID-19. He denied naming Trump specifically in the contraction, but ultimately said he didn’t know who gave it to him.

See below for how Twitter has responded to the interview, which originally aired Tuesday night, and also to the news of Christie’s potential run for president in 2024.

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