Huckabee: Gays ‘Won’t Stop Until There Are No More Churches’
One minute a pizza joint is forced to provide a pie for a gay event, and the next thing you know, churches are gone from America. Well, maybe not the next thing, but soon enough, of those gays get their way. Huckabee was talking with anti-gay crusader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
…the LGBT rights movement is like something out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”: “It is a classic example of — really a page out of ‘1984,’ when what things mean are the opposite of what they really are. And that’s what I’m seeing here is that in the name of tolerance, there’s intolerance. In the name of diversity, there’s uniformity. In the name of acceptance, there’s true discrimination.”
Perkins contended that gay people who are denied service by a business should simply try to find another shop that will serve them rather than filing a lawsuit against discriminatory business owners. “Where will it stop?” he asked Huckabee.
“It won’t stop until there are no more churches, until there are no more people who are spreading the Gospel,” Huckabee replied, “and I’m talking now about the unabridged, unapologetic Gospel that is really God’s truth.”
Later in the show, Huckabee said conservative Christians would never act like the gays and never boycott Walmart, for example. Until Perkins said he’s planning to boycott Walmart.
Larry Schmitt April 2nd, 2015 at 8:03 pm
They just keep making this crap up. Come on, Huckster, let’s hear a direct quote from some gay rights group that says they want to get rid of churches. Hell, a lot of them belong to churches, and a lot of them are better christians than you could ever hope to be.
Ronald L April 2nd, 2015 at 8:18 pm
I thought you were going to say that any church with Mike Huckabee in it, has at least one closeted gay.
bluejayray April 2nd, 2015 at 10:49 pm
Pat Robertson sure spends a lot of time imagining gay male sex…
Ronald L April 2nd, 2015 at 8:16 pm
My church has gays in it. Devout, sincere Christians.
Huckabee lives in such a closed little world.
Guy Lauten April 2nd, 2015 at 8:34 pm
We can only hope…
KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker April 2nd, 2015 at 8:48 pm
I’m not gay but I do support equal rights of all Americans.
And I don’t want to eliminate churches, mosques, synagogues or any places of organized superstition, I just want them to pay taxes.
bluejayray April 2nd, 2015 at 10:48 pm
And if churches get involved with politics, they automatically lose their tax exempt status. They want it both ways–heads they win, tails we lose.
NW10 April 2nd, 2015 at 8:59 pm
mfr4 April 2nd, 2015 at 9:59 pm
Go gays go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bluejayray April 2nd, 2015 at 10:46 pm
Well said. Let’s go have a pizza to celebrate!
majii April 2nd, 2015 at 10:30 pm
What a maroon and a tool is Mike Huckabee. If one’s religious beliefs are rooted in the existence of a building/organization/group of individuals, it’s not legitimate, imo.
frambley1 April 2nd, 2015 at 10:36 pm
Lets just get rid of the ones who preach hate instead of the stuff Jesus actually talked about. This hate spewed in the name of Jesus never ceases to amaze, surprise, and disappoint me.
burqa April 2nd, 2015 at 11:55 pm
“Get rid” of people with whom we disagree?
Like Putin or any number of tinpot dictaors do?
Isn’t this the kind of extreme rhetoric we object to when it comes from the Right?
There once was a time when a comment like that would be followed by many of the Lefties on Liberaland jumping in to say, “No, let’s not be like them.”
The answer to bad speech is not censorship, confinement to gulags or murder. The answer to bad speech is good speech. We defeat their bad rhetoric with superior arguments rather than denying them their rights as Americans.
Dwendt44 April 3rd, 2015 at 12:09 am
“”Get rid” of people with whom we disagree?”
Wonder where he got that? I’d guess he found it in the bible.
Christianity has a long history of trying to eliminate those that think differently.
bluejayray April 3rd, 2015 at 7:04 pm
True that. They still are.
burqa April 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 pm
Instead of inventing something about someone else, the better way to go would be to ask them. Then they can speak for themselves rather than have people like you invent what their motives or sources are.
You don’t seem to object to “getting rid” of dissent in this country.
Besides the right to free speech, are there other rights you would like to see eliminated?
Me, I like our freedom and rights. I like having more freedom and rights, not less, but that’s just me.
I’m also thankful for the Christians who fought and died that we may be free and who established this great nation and the marvelous system we have.
I am fortunate to be able to daily walk the same streets that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Mason, Monroe, Pendleton, Henry and others walked. It helps give a perspective on their lives and what they did here when they hammered out the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.
Just up the road is Quantico National Cemetery and Arlington National Cemetery, both of which I visit a few times each year. If you’re ever in the area I’ll be glad to show you around. I’ve been to both enough to where I can take someone to quite a few gravesites of prominent Americans buried there. Seeing acres of crosses stretching to the horizon gives a certain rather poignant perspective.
At Quantico, none of the headstones are in the shape of a cross, but most of them have a symbol of the religious affiliation of the person buried there. About 9 out of 10 of them are Christian symbols.
I’m sure you’d be confused at first, but given enough time to contemplate their sacrifice for your freedom, I think your opinion would evolve.
Dwendt44 April 4th, 2015 at 3:00 pm
I have great respect for the men who fought and died for this country. What their religion was is irrelevant. As to the crosses at Arlington, you were considered a ‘christian’ regardless of what you really were. the only exception at the time was Jewish.
Budda April 3rd, 2015 at 9:21 am
I believe frambley1 said “get rid of the ones who preach hate…”
burqa April 3rd, 2015 at 7:45 pm
Yes he did. The road to dictatorship can start by taking extreme, undemocratic measures against those who inspire such strong emotional reactions.
Can we put you down as being in favor of eliminating dissent in this country by “getting rid” of people?
Who else would you deny Constitutional rights?
Budda April 4th, 2015 at 11:13 am
He didn’t just say “get rid of” I attempted to show his full statement. I also don’t know his full content of “rid”…are you assuming it means a firing squad? He might just mean rid them of such a large public forum.
No where did I say I agreed with him. You assumed too much I fear.
frambley1 April 13th, 2015 at 11:17 pm
Sorry for the late reply, didn’t notice your replies until now.
I would never condone violence against, or censorship of, those who I disagree with.
My use of the term ‘get rid of’ was only referring to Huckabee’s characterization that gays want to do away with churches. Just playing off of the rhetoric in the article.
bluejayray April 2nd, 2015 at 10:45 pm
Christianity must be weak and hanging by a thread if the thought of gays buying pizza in Indiana is enough to finish it off. The religious right sure are a stoopid bunch if they’re still believing this pap. Send ole Huck all your money and buy survival seeds–the end of the world is nigh. Oh–and buy gold.
burqa April 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 pm
He’s a kook.
This is the result of Alan not posting the kinds of things that millions of Americans do in their communities to help those in need daily. His Religion Forum does not reflect a liberal view of what Christians or members of other faiths are up to in America.
People then get the idea that outliers and kooks represent the whole.
Apocalypse April 2nd, 2015 at 11:04 pm
Their omniscient omnipotent god might be stopped by LGBT’s getting equal rights.
fredoandme April 3rd, 2015 at 9:02 am
the not so great and powerful wizard…..
Jake April 2nd, 2015 at 11:47 pm
Its pretty obvious who Christians hate – Jews, Blacks, Muslims, Women, Homosexuals, the elderly, the sick, US Military Vets – but who do they love… themselves?
bpollen April 3rd, 2015 at 12:59 am
Can you tell me what was the first church the Gay Agenda shuttered? Google has been NO help…
Suzanne McFly April 3rd, 2015 at 9:18 am
Damn that Google, holding the straight man down!!!!!!!
bpollen April 3rd, 2015 at 4:10 pm
“Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen, nobody knows but cheese does…”
Suzanne McFly April 3rd, 2015 at 4:13 pm
granpa.usthai April 3rd, 2015 at 1:08 am
note to Huckster:
churches quit spreading the gospel when the ‘moral majority’ opted to throw out the truth and go for the $$$.
BTW; – THERE ARE LESS GAY DIVORCES THAN BAPTIST WHO DIVORCE
and you want to give advice on gay marriage?
bluejayray April 3rd, 2015 at 7:07 pm
They never talk about how over 50% of straight marriages end in divorce.
jybarz April 3rd, 2015 at 1:37 am
The truth is that there are gay Christians… some are even Priests!
rg9rts April 3rd, 2015 at 2:07 am
What a great idea
fahvel April 3rd, 2015 at 4:41 am
if he’s right, the LGBT community had better get to work with a lot more enthusiasm – getting rid of huck and all his acolyte types would be a true kindness to all.
bluejayray April 3rd, 2015 at 7:06 pm
I find it hard to believe that these guys are still alive. If I was that hateful and mean, I would have died years ago of self-loathing.
Suzanne McFly April 3rd, 2015 at 9:23 am
And if someone from the LGBT community enters Heaven, it blows up and no more Heaven. How deep will the stupids dig before they hit hell and go away?
bluejayray April 3rd, 2015 at 7:05 pm
Wait until these guys get to the pearly gates and find out that Jesus is gay and
God is really pissed about how his followers have treated gay people in his name.
Suzanne McFly April 3rd, 2015 at 7:53 pm
They have been criminal in there interpretation and perversion of the Bible, God smiles when they come up to the Pearly Gates, he tells St Peter, “Here, hold my beer and watch this”.
bluejayray April 4th, 2015 at 11:44 am
Thanks for the giggle! I’ll imagine that scenario as I go about my business today!
Hirightnow April 3rd, 2015 at 10:22 am
And this is bad because….?
Um Cara April 3rd, 2015 at 11:24 am
Most gays and lesbians I know are religious, just like most straights I know are religious. I know more straight atheists than I do gay atheists. I know very few people, gay, lesbian, straight, religious, atheist, agnostic – who want to get rid of churches.
Besides, if we got rid of churches, what would tourists take pictures of when visiting Europe?
Huck’s lack of math skills make him ineligible to be president. Plus everything else about the annoying creep. I mean, he’s a BASS player for god’s sake. No one likes the bass player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAYUUJ28UU
craig7120 April 4th, 2015 at 11:59 am
In case you haven’t been listening, it’s all about the bass, about the bass, no treble.
What? I’m hip
I have fond memories about my church, climbing the ladder inside the steeple, playing Indian ball and breaking the protective glass insulating the stain glass. The alter boy laughs in the rectory.
Huckabee is a creep, my autocorrect wrote huckster lol
Bunya April 3rd, 2015 at 4:00 pm
After causing hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, terrorist attacks, spreading beasitiality and inflicting the gay agenda onto unsuspecting Christians, where on earth are the gays going to find the time to destroy churches? They must be phenomenal at multitasking.
viva_democracy April 3rd, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Seeing churches go wouldn’t be a bad thing.
anothertoothpick April 4th, 2015 at 11:06 am
He must be talking about republican jesus churches.
fancypants April 5th, 2015 at 12:41 am
there may not be any more churches
but at least there’s a slight hope of a god
liberalMD April 5th, 2015 at 3:51 am
I doubt seriously that the gay movement wants to get rid of churches……they just want to purge churches of the people within them espousing anti-Christian rhetoric.