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Huckabee’s Unimaginative Bash

Jim Burroway

January 17th, 2008

It looks like Southern Baptist minister and former Arkansas Governor Mike Hickabee’s getting pretty tired with all the campaigning. When its time to bash the gays, he can barely work up the energy:

QUESTIONER: Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations.

HUCKABEE: Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal.

Animal? Thats it? Just animal? Not a “barnyard animal”? No pigs or ducks or dogs? Not even a box turtle? If we’re going to elect someone who doesn’t like gay Americans, the least we could ask is that they show some imagination about it. Rev. Huckabee, we’ve been bashed by far better than that.



Erica B.
January 17th, 2008 | LINK

Well, let’s assume for a moment that Huckabee is running through the possible combinations from least to most objectionable. He apparently finds polygamy worse than gay marriage. Interesting.

But overall, yeah, pretty dull :)

January 17th, 2008 | LINK

That’s because its alright to have sex with an elephant.

Emily K
January 17th, 2008 | LINK

man, thats a pretty uncreative, un-eloquent way to bash us. He’s getting tired for sure. It’s Santorum all over again. I bet he comes back with a classic “What I MEANT to say was…” and then reword the exact same sentiment with fancier words more sensitively.

Timothy Kincaid
January 17th, 2008 | LINK

The heart of the question: Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking…

The heart of the answer: Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view …

Suricou Raven
January 18th, 2008 | LINK

He is using the standard slippery slope argument: ‘Marriage is between one man and one woman, if that is not subject to change. It you allow it to be changed in any way, then there is no saying what is and isn’t permissible – and the next thing you know, pedophiles will be marrying children, polygamists will be marrying everyone, and sex with animals will be commonplace. Without an absolute, eternal standard there is no right or wrong.’

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