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Watch: Huckabee Says States Should Follow 'Higher' Law, Not Gay Nups


One of the few conservative leaders not attending CPAC this weekend, potential presidential contender Mike Huckabee spent some of his time yesterday with Fox News colleague Judge Andrew Napolitano discussing the controversies surrounding the right wing gathering, particularly gay inclusion.

"There are some social conservatives who decided not to go, because some of the conservative Republicans there are gays," said Napolitano. "If you want to take back the White House from the socialists, what do you care if there are gays in the audience?"

Huckabee insisted he doesn't "care if there are people who are homosexual," because "that's their business," but then elaborated: "Here's what I do care about: I do care that we have a group of people who say they're conservative and who think it's okay to overturn the historical definition of marriage."

Napolitano went on to present marriage equality as a states issue, to which Huckabee said that each state's civil governments need to acknowledge they are subject to a "higher, natural law," as well.

Watch Huckabee's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

Video via Media Matters.

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  1. Translation: "Well, you gays can be part of the party, but don't expect us to give a flying f**k for anything you care about." And the sad part is, the GOProuders lap it up.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Feb 11, 2011 8:12:45 AM

  2. In the United States the highest law is the Constitution.

    Posted by: Gus | Feb 11, 2011 8:23:31 AM

  3. So, Huckabee is in favor of .....Sharia Law? lol

    Posted by: Dallas | Feb 11, 2011 8:28:31 AM

  4. My own "higher, natural law" says that Huckabee, Napolitano, and the entire cadre of Faux News talking heads are full of homophobic Christianist wingut crap. I would no more pay them any heed than I would the writings of, say,......SATAN (thanks, Church Lady). And a pox on all their evil hate-filled houses.

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 11, 2011 9:20:27 AM

  5. I like how he talked about natural law and then what he believed natural law was. So what's the metric of natural law? What happens in nature? Then marriage is definitely not a part of natural law!

    Posted by: JFE | Feb 11, 2011 10:01:12 AM

  6. Whaddaya expect from the man who wants to quarantine people living with HIV? Behind the aw shucks demeanor lies a monster.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 11, 2011 10:16:14 AM

  7. @JFE: The Christians stole their Natural Law idea from stoic philosophers and then perverted it.

    Posted by: Blub | Feb 11, 2011 10:26:23 AM

  8. Christian Theocracy in America
    - Not Now!
    - Not Ever!

    Posted by: willie t boned | Feb 11, 2011 10:29:24 AM

  9. says the father of the son that tortures animals.

    Posted by: Windy | Feb 11, 2011 10:50:48 AM

  10. I don't understand why they keep insisting in mixing religion with civil rights. Aren't the state and church supposed to be separate. If they want the church to have a say in all of this, make them pay taxes. That will fix the economy too or better yet will make them shut the f**k up.

    Posted by: Ish | Feb 11, 2011 11:11:48 AM

  11. it's the most natural thing in the world when me and my boy get busy. yes it is.

    Posted by: gregg | Feb 11, 2011 11:15:11 AM

  12. This is what I believe those Constitutional Conventions must have been about a couple of decades ago. If we allow one religious group in the country to hold legal sway, it will be like plugging up a massive volcano, letting the pressure build. We have avoided bloody revolutiion in this country for the past 150 years because the Constitution is a living, breathing document that is not stifled by religious preconditions. To introduce religion into law is to deny that change will happen. Denial always leads to grief in the end. Denial is death.

    Posted by: ophu | Feb 11, 2011 11:42:33 AM

  13. By "higher" law, he means the laws of HIS god. He's talking about the inappropriate influence of his personal religion on the rest of us who may not be believers. That is what the whole gay marriage and anti-gay movement is about--the imposition of the religions of some on the whole of us.

    Posted by: boone68 | Feb 11, 2011 11:51:26 AM

  14. Oh Huckabee, go suck a cock and STFU.

    Posted by: Tweety | Feb 11, 2011 12:19:05 PM

  15. will somebody please tell mike that the constitution allows for separation of god and state. also he better look again because god is not happy with these so called believers. look at the weather lately in the bible belt snow in texas alabama arkansas birds falling from the skies. pat robertson watch out you could get hit by a bolt of lighting, which would be the brightest thing from you ever.

    Posted by: walter | Feb 11, 2011 12:22:59 PM

  16. HEY, MR HUCKABEE - the HIGHEST law in this country is The Constitution! if you want a theocracy, move to Iran...

    Posted by: mike/ | Feb 11, 2011 2:14:24 PM

  17. natural law hummmm
    that thing is not natural
    it is am imp from hell, hukabee wants to eat your babies, and
    molest your dogs, he will turn the sky green, and get shot in the head.
    now which one of these things is not true, well Naturally thats up to you.

    Posted by: Austin | Feb 11, 2011 4:04:08 PM

  18. EXACTLY @ Gus

    The oath of office is to defend the Constitution not anyone's "holy" fairytale book

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Feb 11, 2011 4:04:49 PM

  19. "Historical definition of marriage." Read Stephanie Coontz's MARRIAGE, A HISTORY and then get back to me.

    Posted by: topsyturvy | Feb 12, 2011 2:34:42 PM

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