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Mike Huckabee Says Gay Marriage Is Like Incest and Polygamy and Drug Use

April 13, 2010

Hey, I didn’t think politicians could get any stupider either, but apparently we were wrong.  Mike Huckabee, prominent Repub, with discussions of 2012 presidential candidate likened legalizing gay marriage to incest, drug use, polygamy, and more:

Huckabee told the interviewer that not every group’s interests deserve to be accommodated, if their lifestyle is outside of what he called “the ideal.”

“That would be like saying, well there’s there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?” he said, according to a transcript of the interview.

The 2008 presidential hopeful and former Arkansas governor also said that deciding which lifestyles should be accommodated and which ones should not creates a slippery slope.

“Why do you get to choose that two men are OK but one man and three women aren’t OK?” he asked.

Huckabee added that his goal isn’t to tell others how to live, but that the burden of proving that a gay marriagecan be successful rests with the activists in favor of changing the law.

“I don’t have to prove that marriage is a man and a woman in a relationship for life,” he said. “They have to prove that two men can have an equally definable relationship called marriage, and somehow that that can mean the same thing.”

I am not sure how a relationship between two men is like a relationship with a man and a woman, but then again, do we define a relationship based on genitalia, on number, on political alliance?  What Huckabee fails to realize is that in polygamous relationships, as well as incest, the aggressor in the face of a child is usually a man, not the same as two adult males deciding to have a relationship based on mutual consent.  Comparing child abuse to a relationship between two gay adults really pushes the envelope in terms of Republican nominees.

Oh, but wait, gay marriage is also compared to bestiality by Huckabee.  It gets better and better:

In response to a 1992 questionnaire from The Associated Press, Huckabee, then a Senate candidate inArkansas, spelled out his opposition to homosexuality, saying it was crucial that the country not “legitimize immorality.”

“I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle,” he wrote, in response to a question about gays in the military.

He also advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, saying it was necessary to confine “carriers of this plague.”

As governor, Huckabee supported an Arkansas policy that prevented same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. On gay marriage, he said in an interview, “Marriage has historically never meant anything other than a man and a woman. It has never meant two men, two women, a man and his pet, or a man and a whole herd of pets.”

People of Arkansas, stand proud with the intellectual bastion of human thought to represent you.


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