Biblical Issue Or Not, Huckabee Is A Friend Of The Gays

On a recent CNN appearance, potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was asked if there should be “room for those who want same-sex marriage to be the law of the land.” Of course we all know Huckabee is opposed to same-sex marriage on religious grounds, which is fine for Mike Huckabee, as long as it doesn’t actually inhibit the rights of others. Mr. Huckabee is free to “believe” whatever he wants to believe, but let’s not mistake a person’s beliefs with human rights. “The very fact that I talk about the relationships I have with friends who are gay, indicate that I’m not a person who shuts everybody out around me who disagrees,” said Huckabee. Ah, playing the gay variety of the “friend” card I see. Huckabee can’t possibly be against the human rights of gays, because he has friends who are gay. And besides, his hands are tied. If you have a problem with Huckabee’s beliefs, well, you need to take it up with God. “It 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.'” Actually, it is everyone’s place to say what is right and what is wrong and not hang it on ancient scriptures written by, let’s just say it, people who were less “evolved” on social issues. Huckabee’s beliefs are not the word of God, his beliefs are simple bigotry masquerading as holy scripture. And Huckabee is well within his rights to hold these beliefs, but it is NOT a “biblical issue” when it comes to human rights and the laws that govern this country. The United States of America is not a theocracy, so when it comes to human rights, you can check your “biblical issues” at the door.


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