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Jon Stewart Tries to Break Down Mike Huckabee's Opposition to Gays Marrying: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart hosted Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show last night and had it out with him over same-sex marriage and a campaign ad he produced which suggested a vote for Democrats would damn you to hell.

Said Huckabee: "Your vote can't be separated from your faith."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Jon Stewart should have a Neo-Nazi and a KKK member on his show too, so that they may speak respectfully with him. Come on Jon, equal time for all haters.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 13, 2012 2:31:24 PM


  2. Uh, excuse me, but your faith can be separated from the law of the land because that is what our founding fathers intended when they wrote the amendments and advocated for the separation of church and state.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Nov 13, 2012 2:32:55 PM


  3. if your vote can't be separated from your faith then you can't be a Faithful Christian and vote Republican, as their fiscal and healthcare policies are a DIRECT affront to everything that Christ figure spoke, lived and died for.

    if you wanna get scriptural about it.

    Christ opposed public prayer. Christ opposed the hoarding of wealth. Words attributed to Him clearly state that one must give all they have in order to aid those who have nothing.


    as for Huckabee's gay stance - let's not forget his own heterosexual son is a sociopath, kicked out of the Scouts for torturing and murdering a stray dog.

    HE can marry and have kids, but a loving gay couple can't?

    nice.

    but yeah. his willful ignorance about church and state separation is one thing. his pious hypocrisy about what Christ spoke about is another.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 13, 2012 2:41:36 PM


  4. I can't open the clip, so this is only on the screencap. I do not recall voting democratic or supporting gay marriage being against the ten commandments or on the seven deadly sins.

    However, I do recall gluttony. It looks like someone is falling back into the sweet arms of gluttony. You know, Glass Houses - Just Sayin', Mikie

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 13, 2012 2:49:54 PM


  5. Jon Stewart nailed it at the very end: Huckabee is selectively choosing the Biblical edicts to reinforce his social agenda (pro-life, marriage INequality) and fire up the right-wing electorate. Here in stupid So. Texas, there were signs everywhere saying "Vote the Bible" (code for vote against gay marriage and reproductive rightsby voting Repub). Uh, Jesus sure said said "Help the poor" a lot and never said don't let gay folks marry. Romney was apoplexic that we now have record number of Americans on foodstamps. Uh, Mitt, the food stamp program is designed to expand during rough times to (quoting Huckabee's buddy J.C. here) "help the poor." Religion is a personal matter and needs to be kept out of the political arena. If you don't like that abortion and gay marriage are legal, then don't get abortions and don't marry anyone of your same gender.

    Posted by: AlamoSpartan | Nov 13, 2012 2:50:53 PM


  6. People like Huckster, make the Christian faith the enemy for gay people. Ironic considering the teachings of Christ.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Nov 13, 2012 2:52:37 PM


  7. Why anyone should buy his book which is based on another faked book.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 13, 2012 3:02:11 PM


  8. does this mean that the Jewish community is unable to vote for any party or candidate that doesn't run on a campaign of banning the sale, promotion, and consumption of pork products?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 13, 2012 3:04:29 PM


  9. btw, the irony of his book is staggering. DUDE.

    by the time your grandchildren are old enough to read it they're going to be cognizant enough to realize that you're utterly on the wrong side of history.

    they won't read it and go "wow! aint grandpa great!?"

    they'll read it and say "aw, crap. 500 pages of making excuses for being a hypocrite and bigot"

    well, that is if they learn how to read. with huckabee's stance on education it's entirely possible they'll only be able to be read TO.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 13, 2012 3:08:20 PM


  10. Wow. Huckabee has gotten FAT again. Hadn't seen him in a long time, but he is an utter PIG!

    Posted by: Jowels | Nov 13, 2012 3:14:58 PM


  11. "Wow. Huckabee has gotten FAT again. Hadn't seen him in a long time, but he is an utter PIG!"

    I'm imagining him running on the same ticket with Chris Christie.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Nov 13, 2012 3:20:04 PM


  12. Right on Jon, there are millions more poor people in the US than gay people. Suck on that Mike.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 13, 2012 3:24:57 PM


  13. Does Huckabee not realize that he destroys life all the time? Defecation, ejaculation, just to name a few of the ways he destroys life.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 13, 2012 3:26:27 PM


  14. Jowels and Dastius, let's focus on the task at hand. Calling someone fat, while they are exhibiting a severe lack of depth and failure at humanity is just low. Let's worry about what a horrible person he is and not on how he looks.

    Posted by: Top to Bottom | Nov 13, 2012 3:27:36 PM


  15. Jon messed up by being fixated on the fire imagery instead of focusing on the larger question: "Why should one group be able to impose their religious beliefs on those who don't share those beliefs?" That's the real question. (Ask him if Catholics should be able to ban divorce for everyone.)

    And FWIW, Huckabee is right about the "tested by fire" image being recognizable to Christians who read the Bible. That image is not about hell; it's about the (overinflated) sense of persecution that many rightwing Christians are buying into these days. It makes them feel important.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Nov 13, 2012 3:46:09 PM


  16. Jowels and Dastius: I dislike Huckabee as much as the next guy, but turning around and aiming your own personal bigotry against fat people at him accomplishes nothing and makes you look about as credible. Bad show, gentlemen.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Nov 13, 2012 3:57:28 PM


  17. Top to Bottom, enough with the schoolmarm chiding of other posters. There's room for all kinds of POVs, including those you don't like.

    I personally have a big problem with gluttonous Christianists who pass judgement on me for being gay. Got it?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Nov 13, 2012 3:58:21 PM


  18. There were 14 executions by the State of Arkansas while Huckabee was the Governor. So, he says from birth to natural death, which part of a lethal injection is "natural"

    another example of their hypocrisy.

    Posted by: Lee | Nov 13, 2012 3:58:59 PM


  19. "I personally have a big problem with gluttonous Christianists who pass judgement on me for being gay. Got it?"

    Nope. That's not what happened up there. You simply talked smack about people for being fat, kind of like how people talk smack about people for being gay.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Nov 13, 2012 4:02:53 PM


  20. This guy makes me ill. When you vote, you must put your faith aside; it should have nothing to do with politics.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 13, 2012 4:16:07 PM


  21. @"Top": I relate his obesity to his gluttony, and his hypocrisy to his failure as a human. How's that?

    And by the way, he's still fat.

    Posted by: Jowels | Nov 13, 2012 4:21:04 PM


  22. "And by the way, he's still fat."

    How unseemly, Jowels! They will be cross with you for mentioning the elephant in the room. Expect a certain chiding.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Nov 13, 2012 4:30:39 PM


  23. Huckabee is insane. You can't ever reason with someone who is insane.

    His religious and political views don't match up - the more the talks, the more he looks stupid and ties himself up in knots. He is DUMB and INSANE. We should not be giving him free publicity to sell his books and make him richer.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 13, 2012 5:16:11 PM


  24. Said Huckabee: "Your vote can't be separated from your faith."

    But you don't have the corner on the market of knowing how faith works. Just because you believe in a deity of the same name, do not presume to know how the faith of someone else works...you arrogant, self-righteous, hypocritical pharisee. Look at cleaning out the dust bunnies and cobwebs of your own faith before sticking your nose into other peoples' relationship with their god.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 13, 2012 5:21:57 PM


  25. Hey Kiwi, you wrote: "if your vote can't be separated from your faith then you can't be a Faithful Christian and vote Republican, as their fiscal and healthcare policies are a DIRECT affront to everything that Christ figure spoke, lived and died for."

    If you haven't yet, I recommend reading Jeff Sharlet's "C Street" and his other book "The Family." These books don't necessarily poke holes in the belief systems of these so-called Christians but it does help those of us who try to live the message of Christ (even if we aren't Christian like myself) to understand how someone can be Republican and Christian.

    The best summary I can come up with is: These pseudo-Christians basically believe that Christ was a king of power and that men of power are following in the footsteps of Christ. Making the church stronger is important to subjugate the masses to the powerful. Since you are supposed to tithe, churches should provide food and care/comfort to those in need. Not the government. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." They literally interpret that it is up to the church to care for the poor and sick.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 13, 2012 5:32:07 PM


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