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Mike Huckabee Claims He Isn’t A Homophobe, Goes On To Be One On Show

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, is not happy with the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage and warns how it will lead to polygamy, bigamy, and probably other things that end with -amy. He claimed that “I’m neither a homophobe nor a hater,” on his FOX News show.

While Huckabee may believe that he isn’t a homophobe or bigot because he isn’t out there beating people up, the fact that he uses lies in order to defend his points just makes him a bigot.

Huckabee told his audience that “If we’re determined to change the definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or bigamy, and, frankly, let’s make all consensual adult behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”

Huckabee also claimed to be on the ‘right side of history’ before claiming that “newer than Google or the iPod … and the first nation to even codify it into law didn’t do so until the year 2000, and that the issue “is not equality, but sameness.”

Huckabee is only technically correct, and while that may work for bureaucrats in Futurama, it isn’t the truth.

The technically correct part is that, yes, the first modern nation to codify same-sex marriage into law did so in 2000. Take into account that the modern nation-state is less than 500 years old. In fact, the idea of nationalism and nation states is younger than that, and started in Christian Europe.

The truth, though, is that same-sex marriage predates the rise of nation-states. It was practiced by early Christians, Native Americans of various tribes, probably by the Celts, and so on. There are numerous cultures that had same-sex marriage, and for a lot longer than nations have been around.

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2 Responses to Mike Huckabee Claims He Isn’t A Homophobe, Goes On To Be One On Show

  1. Herald

    July 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    My experience is that if you have to start out by proclaiming you are not a bigot you have just confirmed that you are in fact one.

    Also when your consists of prejudice / fear-mongering (the whole polygamy, prostitution, etc bit)and falsehoods (recognized same-sex relationships go way back in history and in many cultures) you show how shallow your argument is. In fact it rests on prejudice.

    I wish Huckabee would do himself and us a favor – please just admit you are homophobic, be real.

    • Herald

      July 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      The second paragraph should start with “Also when your argument consists of …”

      An edit function would be nice.