On n CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning likely GOP candidate and religious extremist Mike Huckabee continued his constant attacks on same-sex marriage and counted with, get ready. That the Huckster has gay friends!
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.”
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.”
Someone pass the bacon chesseburger PLEASE.