Mike Huckabee Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Cussing, Drinking And Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
[su_right_ad]The rest of the 2016 Republican hopefuls have a lot of catching up to do in order to compete with Mike Huckabee’s obvious head-start on race-baiting and gay-bashing. We’ve barely heard from the other clown-car passengers and already Huckabee has navigated his way through at least three major new cycles in which he says something obnoxious then walks it back, but only after the GOP base scarfs it down like, I don’t know, whatever it eats. Rind? We’ll circle back to this.
It’s been yet another weekend and another Huckabee television appearance that included yet another deliberately awful statement from the former Arkansas governor. This time, Huckabee popped up on CNN’s “State of the Union” for an exclusive chat and, when he was asked about same-sex marriage, he likened it to drinking and using profanity. In other words, it’s an indulgent or obscene lifestyle choice, rather than the way many of us are genetically formed.
I don’t drink alcohol, but gosh — a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera — it’s not my cup of tea.
Even if, gosh!, Huckabee was right in his paleo-moronic reasoning (he’s not), no one’s insisting that Huckabee become gay or to marry another man, in the same way no one’s forcing him to drink or to swear. So, who cares if it’s not his “cup of tea?” Then fine, governor, don’t have sex with another man. Just because it’s not his personal “cup of tea,” it shouldn’t forbid anyone else from being who they are, or from marrying another consenting adult. Not only does Huckabee erroneously believe that being gay is a choice, he also believes it’s a totally frivolous and undisciplined choice not unlike blurting obscenities or getting hammered, which is both an offensive and a reductive metaphor. He continued… CONTINUE READING