Buried under Biblical quotes and the dank perversity of their imagination lies the amorphous right-wing fear of gays, lesbians, and other individuals who operate outside of the maladaptive paradigm that right-wingers have the temerity to consider “normal.” This fear has no shape, so it can be adjusted as necessary: whether it’s aimed at Blacks, gays, or interracial couples, it’s the same multifaceted entity no matter how inchoate it may initially appear.
So leave it to Mike Huckabee to once again articulate this fear, explaining that Christians could still have “gay friends” while opposing marriage equality, and that Christians are offended by gay marriage in the same way that Muslims think dogs are unclean.
Huckabee made the remarks on CNN; during the interview, he refused to say whether he thought being gay was a choice or not, but said instead that the bigger issue was how the law was changing to accommodate them.
“We don’t change law because some people in a black robe decided the fact that they don’t like the fact that 70 and in some cases 80 percent of a state’s population have affirmed natural law marriage,” Huckabee said, proving the dire need for civics education in this country. He’s the former governor of Arkansas and he doesn’t understand how checks and balances work.
Huckabee added that you can be friends with gay people, even if you don’t agree with their sexuality:
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. I would like think there’s room in America for people to have different points of view without screaming, shouting, wanting to shut their business down
Yes, but Huckabee, you’re not trying to ban marriage between people who like the same type of ballet, opera, or alcohol. You are people who like the same sex.
He encouraged the Republicans to invite LGBT people “into the tent” — so long as the party didn’t change its stance on banning marriage for that segment of the population, that is. That’s some invitation.
For me as it was for President Obama in 2008, this is not just a political issue, this is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue, unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, ‘Okay, I’m just going to evolve.’
It’s like asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don’t want to do that. Or asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard.
We’re so sensitive to make sure we don’t offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can’t have the convictions they’ve had for over 2,000 years.
This is coming from the party of the rich, wealthy, and powerful. You know . . . the very same people that Jesus preached against.
They’re remarkably picky and choosy when it comes the followings of Jesus they follow, but they seem pretty happy to embrace everything Paul said, don’t they?
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