Huckabee slander of same-sex marriage didn't go as well as in the past

by CynthiaYockey on April 13, 2010

Former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, in an interview at The College of New Jersey, in Ewing, New Jersey, on Friday slandered same-sex marriage in terms that usually get him congratulations from his supporters and indignation from lesbians and gays, which results in more congratulations from his supporters, all of which Huckabee seems to feed on and revel in. However, he is in hot water about it today — calling same-sex marriage comparable to polygamy, incest and bestiality doesn’t seem to be working out as well this time as it has in the past, so Huckabee is trying the time-honored tactic of attacking the student journalist and claiming he was misquoted.

Oops! The student who interviewed him has posted a video of the transcript with the audio of the interview — guess who is the bald-faced liar?:


Original Video – More videos at TinyPic

H/T Good As You, which also has the full quote of Huckabee’s disingenuous attack on the student journalist’s integrity.

Newsmax has a summary of Huckabee’s attacks on same-sex marriage from his interview at The College of New Jersey.

To put in perspective Huckabee’s personal moral sense and his attacks on the integrity of gay people for the BEING crime of homosexuality, it is worth recalling his easy attitude toward the DOING crime of murder that led him — over and over and over again — to grant clemency to Arkansas’s murderers against the advice of pretty much every expert in the Arkansas criminal justice system and the families of the victims. This includes the murderer he released who took the lives four police officers in Washington state in Nov. 2009 — for background, see the Washington Independent and Michelle Malkin.

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  • I was wondering when you’d get around to Huckie…

    • richard mcenroe,

      I consider Huckabee a trivial person so I wouldn’t normally bother with him, but writing the post was like taking notes since I’ve decided to write a book making the case for gay equality.

      Cynthia

  • I always got the vibe from Huckabee that he ‘thought’ that same sex relationships were inappropriate and simply about sex. Having friends who are gay, and having lived in a predominantly gay community (Mt. Vernon) for six years I would strongly disagree with him. Surprise, surprise they are just like everyone else they simply attracted to same sex partners. Really, what’s wrong with that? I never understood why some people felt so strongly about the issue that they were against to two people being together.

    Listening to that clip got me to thinking about Mike Savage… I listened to him occasionally. However, I do remember Mike Savage went off the deep end on one of his talk radio show where he said some really nasty things about Gay relationships. I remember calling the station and writing them about my disapproval of his outburst. I never listened to him again. I do remember his show was cancelled. I thought I read somewhere that he has another radio show.
    .-= Deimonia´s last blog ..Subtlety Rogue; Doing it from behind… =-.

    • Deimonia,

      Thanks for sticking up for us!

      I think Huckabee uses demonizing gays to advance his own interests. His real morality is displayed by his effort to destroy the student journalist in New Jersey to save his own behind — once upon a time it would have been the kid’s word against his. This time the kid had a recording and the mad skillz to transcribe and post the interview audio online immediately.

      Cynthia

  • I think we should all be praying for the man, for the Lord to touch his heart and open his eyes to the truth.

    This is sad.

  • Good for you. This is something I will never understand from the Republican party. I’ve pointed out to what I felt was a good new friend that his views on this and similar were gay-phobic, which caused a huge rift between us. It was I who was called rude and a name caller for the mere point I was making. You see Cynthia “their” mindset is that being gay is bad behavior. So to make the leap that being gay is like polygamy etc… to “them” makes total sense. There’s no getting through to those that think you are choosing a behavior even from conservatives that believe in limited government that should not be intrusive into the lives of citizens. They don’t see the hypocrisy.

    • LaurAyn,

      Thanks for your support!

      A couple of thoughts — we can reach the people who love goodness by pointing out the nobility of the goal of gay equality: to marry, to adopt, to serve our country, to work and build good lives. Gays have been demonized to them and what they really hate is demons, not gays. Also, the Republican party is a much bigger tent than it appears to liberals/Leftists because they don’t know the defining philosophies that separate social conservatives, fiscal conservatives and libertarians. Our equality is supported by some social conservatives, and by a respectable number of fiscal conservatives and libertarians. The most persuasive approach is to find the common ground — that is, the nobility of our aspirations and equality as a necessary condition to realize goodness and positive goals.

      However, if the person’s church tells them what to think — its orders always are positioned as morality but in reality serve the purposes of the church — let them go. Their church has usurped their conscience and the reality of God in their lives, so they just do not have the ability to connect with anything you say.

      Cynthia

  • A few weeks ago, Flew from my home in northern Illinois down to Oklahoma city to visit the woman I love. While down there, I bought a new point and click digital camera almost on a whim for around $140.

    The camera has full camcorder function, with sound, at a resolution far better than the actual camcorder I purchased years ago for three times as much money.

    It never ceases to amaze me how the overwhelming majority of elected officials are oblivious to the fact that almost EVERYONE now carries their own film studio with them in their cellphone or camera. Even some MP3 players. I ended up with video capabilities comparable to what would have cost more than my rent a mere half decade ago without even knowing I had bought it at the time.

    And these idiots still think they can get away with being douchebags in public without hi-def video of them posted on YouTube before they even manage to get home that evening.

    The stupidity boggles the mind.

    Big Brother can watch all he wants: We The People will watch back harder.

  • Amy

    Oh, fuck him anyways. He’s always gotten on my last nerve.

  • Amy: Yep. That too 🙂

  • Lanny Short

    Hey Ms. Cynthia,
    The one that makes me the angriest with boneheads like Ole Huck is that they take TOKEN Biblical texts and make those their arguement for justifying gay discrimination. Kinda like the Klan used to do to us Black Americans back in the day. If they bothered to read the WHOLE BIBLE, they would have read about David and Jonathan’s relationship (I Samuel 18). They would have read about what Paul was REALLY COMDEMING in Hebrews (pedophilia which was a Roman custom at the time). They would have read about the one thing the we all look for: LOVE (I Corinthians 13) and the one lesson that Christ taught us all: Judge not that you be not judged (Matthew 7:1). The one thing I learned in church and church school was that God is love. There is no way in the world that God hates anyone.

    So since I ain’t perfect, I ain’t gonna point no fingers at Mr and Mr John Q Public or Mrs. and Mrs Jane Superstar. I am a hardcore Negro-con. I firmly believe in small government, fiscal common sense, the fact that Revs. Jackson and Sharpton are dangerous phonies, and LBGT couples have the same right to be as miserable as straight couples

    Huck, Pat, you looney douche-bags who like to wave those ridiculous gay bashing signs, I’ll pray for you to have your eyes opened.

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