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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. Did he say 'women should labour at home'? As in, be a SAH housewife, or giving birth at home?

    And btw, life does NOT begin at conception. The opportunity of life begins then. Life begins 12 weeks later when both heart beat and brain activity can be detected in the fetus.
    Just like life ends when there's neither.

    We must always use the words anti-choice and anti-equality; they hate that! :D

    Posted by: Tanoka | Nov 13, 2012 5:38:33 PM


  2. I also noticed that Huckabee has gained a lot of weight since the last election. Others have pointed out the heftyness of many anti-gay activists but not commented on why this is so. I was sort of expecting someone to claim that they are all closet cases who overcompensate in the food department for the sexual urges they must sublimate (i.e. they must have a large supply of visible fast food and hidden gay porn.)

    Posted by: Mary | Nov 13, 2012 5:46:19 PM


  3. Jay, sorry to disappoint, but i'm that annoying homo who studied world religions and theology. ;-)

    This gurl knows what she's talking about.

    You can't be a Republican and a "faithful Christian" - with the party as it stands now. We have a party whose policies and campaign actions are directly antithetical to every single thing that the Christ figure lived and died for.

    It would take a profound act of willful ignorance to believe otherwise. Which is exactly what the Republican base does best.

    But again, we have people who claim that they "believe that every word of the bible is true" - which is itself sort of impossible as the bible contradicts itself in numerous passages. the Gospels themselves, for example, can't quite seem to agree about the eventual fate of the Judas character, nor his state of mind, nor the actual intended messages of the Christ figure.

    it's all about selectivity.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 13, 2012 5:53:28 PM


  4. Umm, he's fat. That's a choice. Being gay isn't a choice. One lifestyle is inherently unhealthy. One is not.

    Why would anyone defend being overweight?

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 13, 2012 6:19:12 PM


  5. "The Biblical model of marriage is Polygamy."

    #BOOM

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Nov 13, 2012 6:36:39 PM


  6. No, Kiwi...don't misunderstand me. I completely COMPLETELY know where you are coming from. And I am in total agreement (aka not disappointed at all) with you that many of today's Christian's don't even talk the talk, let alone walk the walk. They keep playing with themselves (I thought there was a commandment against that sort of thing).

    I was just offering a couple of recent books from a journalist who went in under cover to C Street and provided very amazing insights into the minds of "political leaders" of the "Christian faithful" (and ultimately how the sheep follow them so blindly even though their bible plainly tells them something else).

    I have family who are amazingly sweet in almost every respect, but its absolutely amazing to me everytime they say post something Christian and positive, something Christlike on Facebook...and then less than an hour later post something negative about the facist president and the socialist leaders of the Democratic party. Literally cannot get them to see they just said two contradictory things. But their bible does it throughout so...they have a precident for failed logic.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 13, 2012 6:56:02 PM


  7. and if anyone can tell me in a rational and logical way, how anyone who cannot separate church and state can be in pubic service? I don't understand.

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 13, 2012 7:22:38 PM


  8. @BERNIE ... You lost me at "rational" and "logical". The religious wingnuts decided long ago to re-write history (and the U.S. Constitution) to reflect their evangelical Christian extremist philosophy. To their way of thinking, church and state are inseparable.

    Posted by: RJ | Nov 13, 2012 9:44:05 PM


  9. Huckabee is gay.

    Posted by: dc | Nov 13, 2012 9:55:49 PM


  10. @Tanoka: you're as wrong as Huckabee. When human life begins is determined solely by one's own religion or philosophy. Let's not bring unscientific biology into it. Islam believes that the human soul enters at the beginning of the second trimester. Try to defend that position biologically. I'm a Christian and I disagree with Huckabee as I believe life begins at the first breath.

    @Bernie: I second RJ's remarks. The Religious Right cannot face truth. You should see their ideas about public school curriculum and be very afraid.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 13, 2012 10:50:21 PM


  11. @Paul R being overweight is not always simply a choice. There are all kinds of factors that play into it: hormonal, psychological, injuries, etc. Your oversimplification of obesity is about as enlightened as the Republican viewpoint on legitimate rape.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Nov 13, 2012 11:44:26 PM


  12. "you can't argue the biology of the beginning of life"

    well clearly this man has never taken intro to biology in college

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 14, 2012 2:37:36 AM


  13. So, Huckabee can't separate his faith from this vote - does that mean he voted for the only Christian running for President, Barack Obama? He couldn't be a good Christian and vote for a Mormon, after all.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Nov 14, 2012 6:46:59 AM


  14. This is so typical. Stewart brings up all the valid points and arguments as to why gay marriage is just as healthy and benefical to society as straight marriage. In his rebutal, Huckabee does not adress ANY of Stewart's points, but chooses to correct Stewart's "book of fire" mistake. It is obvious that Huckabee does not have any reasonable arguments, and he knows it! So he chooses to pick that one tiny mistake Stewart made and lecture him on that, so that he can even look like somewhat of a "winner" here. I wish Stewart would have pressed him for a real answer, and not get sidetracked by the "book of fire".

    Posted by: Lee | Nov 14, 2012 8:08:25 AM


  15. I blame Bill Clinton for making this bastard palatable in the first place. Fuckabee has grown more stupid as he puts pen to paper. Another tenant for that condo in hell.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Nov 14, 2012 8:08:52 AM


  16. I agree with some of the comments above, I had no idea that huckleberry hound was so fat. great way to take care of Gods' temple huck!

    Posted by: bill | Nov 14, 2012 8:53:36 AM


  17. I feel like, if you are going to persecute a group of people in the name of Christianity, what's to stop people from (honestly, pretty righteously) persecuting you BECAUSE you're a Christian. I don't think some of these people are aware of what they're creating.

    Posted by: Jeff | Nov 14, 2012 9:13:35 AM


  18. If the Tea Party types and Fundamentalist Christians keep their strangle hold on the once GOP, Huckabee may very well be the Pepublican nominee in 2016. That is good news for the democrats. He will be even less appealing to swing voters than Romney.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 14, 2012 12:25:23 PM


  19. I never agree with Ann Coulter but she was right when she said Huckabee is dumb as a box of hammers.

    Posted by: db | Nov 14, 2012 12:51:51 PM


  20. Now that the elections are over it is obvious that many people of faith decided that helping the people of this nation is more important than punishing the gays or women who have to make a tough choice. John Stewart had an excellent point there. The reference to Corinthians comes off as very preachy. And I am sure subliminally a reference to hell fire.
    And the BIG question is why are these the two issues that get all the attention?

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Nov 14, 2012 2:20:54 PM


  21. Existaece may begin at conception, but "LIFE" does not begin until a child can find, prepare, and consume food on its own without any help from another person.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 14, 2012 11:31:44 PM


  22. "Pro-Life" - Sorry Huckabee - illogical as it applies to Women's Reproductive Rights - period. Everyone is Pro-Life - regardless of faith, no faith, personal feelings about abortion and the airy fairy life begins at conception. Anti-Choice, Anti-Women Are Wise and can make their own decisions ... whatever. Vote how you will, you no doubt 'governed' with faith first, without any thought to the 'whole' of your citizens. Failure.

    Posted by: RexT | Nov 15, 2012 2:33:15 PM


  23. Every time any of these "Religionists" opens their mouth, they put their foot in it. Religions history is full of torcher and death because no religion can stand on it's own and survive. Religions only survive because their believers are too stupid to realize it is all a bunch of ainciant "Fear of the unknown."

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 16, 2012 4:22:00 PM


  24. Why not do something liberal and allow Gov Huckabee his opinion? I applaud him for standing up for what he beleives. I may not agree with it, but he has the right to say it.

    The problem with the gay community today is its innate fascism: *anything* not in agreement with it, or its proxy surrogate the Democrat Party, OWS or any number of neo-Marxist hate groups is suspect and then labelled with the tired epithet, 'homophobe.'

    The God Gov. Huckabee worships is unseen; the God worshipped by the far left is immutable and perfect: government, power, identity politics, cytotoxic HIV drugs, Big Pharma. Anything that doesnt worship at the foot of the President, his party, the HRC or the latest gay trend is labelled, like the Jews in the 30's, verboten.

    Posted by: Mike Stewart | Jan 27, 2013 1:00:45 AM


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