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Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014

Mike Huckabee: Opposing gay marriage is not homophobic

Mike Huckabee said in a speech Tuesday in Iowa that his opposition to gay marriage doesn’t make him homophobic and that he has no problem with people engaging in same-sex relationships.

“I’m not against anybody; I’m really not,” Huckabee said at an event put on by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, according to video from CNN. “I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic. I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives.”

Huckabee said people point out that opposition to gay marriage could put people on the “wrong side of history” — comparing it to opposition to the civil rights movement.

The former Arkansas governor, preacher and potential 2016 presidential candidate says, whatever the polls say, he needs to follow the Bible.

“This is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change,” Huckabee said.

Huckabee is a leading favorite of social conservatives and won the Iowa caucuses in 2008.

Huckabee addressed gay marriage and its “ick factor” back in 2010.

“Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship,” he told the New Yorker. “We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn’t work the same.”

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  1. Mike Huckabee: Opposing Gay Marriage Is Not Homophobic | Lavender Magazine says:

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  2. Tim says:

    Why do so many straight people feel compelled to intellectualize about the Brendan Eich affair or the dishonesty of Mike Huckabee? In a different world–a parallel universe say — where gays were in the majority…would a group of heterosexuals employed at a company be okay if I hired a boss for them who personally did NOT want them to marry or have children?? Or if I gave money to a “social conservative” who did not want them to marry? I wish most heterosexuals would just wake up and realize that if I get up in the morning, slick my hair back, put on a clean white shirt and tie and pull on a sports jacket and I look up into the bathroom mirror and say to myself, “Okay, today I’m going out in the world to stop those straight people from finding love and marrying!” — I DON’T LIKE THEM. Get it straight people? And it’s the same the other way around. Brendan Eich was unrepentant, that was his downfall. He helped fund a campaign that tried to stop people from finding love and a committed relationship and I don’t think any human being has that right. In that regard, he was inept. And so is Mike Huckabee.

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