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Jon Stewart Talks To A Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp About Mike Huckabee's Biblical Intolerance Of Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart and his staff were left at the altar Monday night when the Defense Department decided to reverse a policy Stewart and the show were planning to report on as they went to air. With a whole opening segment to fill, Stewart wondered where to turn. Then he remembered that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is on a book tour for his new tome God, Grits and Gravy and could surely be relied upon to dole out some crazy worth skewering. Stewart's calculation was correct.

After first lampooning Huckabee's outrage over professional women in New York who use the "f-bomb" in professional settings, something that would never happen in the South in the Midwest of course, Stewart went to town on Huckabee's most recent comments on same-sex marriage. Huckabee said that asking Christian bakeries who oppose same-sex marriage to provide wedding cakes to same-sex couples is “like asking a Jewish deli to serve bacon-wrapped shrimp.” Stewart was quick to point out the W-T-F inherent in Huckabee's comments:

“Not all Jews own a deli. Some of us, and I say this with respect, some of us are lawyers who represent deli owners. But more important, that analogy makes no f--king sense. No one is forcing you to get metaphorically married to the Biblical abomination that is this bacon wrapped shrimp.”

Stewart then interviewed a very emotional bacon-wrapped shrimp about the painful toll intolerance wreaks on the oppressed and marginalized.

Watch the hilarious bit, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee Compares Being Gay to 'Lifestyle Choices' Like Drinking and Swearing: VIDEO

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Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee made an appearance on CNN's State of the Union this morning where Dana Bash asked him about the conflict between his religious beliefs regarding homosexuality (he has called it "an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle") and the "gay friends" he claims to have.

Said Huckabee:

"People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don't shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don't drink alcohol, but gosh -- a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don't use profanity, but believe me, I've got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera -- it's not my cup of tea."

Huckabee then made a few remarks propping up the far-right's new signature meme - that it is not gay people who are being disenfranchised when businesses refuse to serve them, it's the religious business owners who are the victims:

"I'd like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of view without screaming and shouting and wanting to shut their businesses down. What worries me in this new environment we're in, it's not just that someone might disagree. They don't want to argue with me, even take a different point of view. They want to close someone's business down. Put them in an economic position of disenfranchisement."

Finally, Huckabee said his point of view is never changing:

"For me, as it was for President Obama in 2008, this is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue -- unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it's really not my place to say, okay, I'm just going to evolve. It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that. I mean, we're not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they've had for 2,000 years."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Social Conservatives Demanding GOP 2016 Candidates Weigh In Against Gay Marriage

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With gay marriage legal in most states and the Supreme Court set to weigh in this summer, likely ruling in favor of marriage equality, this issue should be all but done with by now. Even members of the GOP elite are switching in favor and would be happy to move on from the issue...but their constituents won't let them, as Politico points out. 

Iowa Senate contender Sam Clovis said: 

If you dodge the question, then it’s the kiss of death. Candidates have got to be declarative about where they stand. Period. If you’re not vocally pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, I don’t think you can win here because you’re going to get hammered.

The elite may desire to move on or even change, and the less-elite like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker are willing to concede the loss, but the Tea Party is only too happy to keep wallowing in the issue with Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Ted Cruz all continuing to wave the "gay marriage is evil" banner:

  • “I don’t think it’s over. I don’t hear any fat lady singing. I think we have to continue to stand up for what we believe in." - Ben Carson
  • "There’s no such thing in the Constitution as judicial supremacy where the courts make a ruling and it becomes quote ‘the law of the land." - Mike Huckabee
  • "I know that many politicians are evolving, or so-called evolving, on this issue based on the polls. I don’t change my views based on the polls." - Bobby Jindal
  • "From the beginning of this country, marriage has been a question of the states, and we should not have the federal government, or unelected judges, setting aside the policy judgment of the elected legislatures and imposing their own instead." - Ted Cruz

Making the issue even nastier and more complicated is the insistence of evangelicals entangling the issue of legal, civil gay marriage with religious liberty violations.


Mike Huckabee: God Hasn't Given Us 'Permission' to Change the Definition of Marriage Yet - VIDEO

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Mike Huckabee is still at it.

The former Arkansas governor and failed presidential candidate is still spouting discrimination against gay marriage and general LGBT equality, likely to drum up some hard-right support for his probable 2016 presidential bid. Perhaps he's forgetting that it's no longer 2004 and the anti-gay animus that worked so well for Bush's campaign isn't going to fly so well a decade later. Like all good devout public figures, though, he hides behind the Bible to excuse his bigotry.

Appearing on The Jim Bakker Show, a Christian Television talk show, Huckabee states explicitly that he just follows, "a standard that was not ours, it was God's, and that for us to change it we would have to get permission." So, apparently, he'd be all about supporting the gays if that pesky ol' God would just let him.

Huckabee1Host Jim Bakker is quick to stroke Huckabee's ego, pointing out that he employs gay people and even invites them into his home, so he's not a "hater"; he treats them with "Southern respect." An apt description - "southern nice" often carries with it the implication of passive-aggression or backhandedness; see "bless your heart" - as Huckabee follows Bakker's assessment with assertions that conservatives need to get involved with the limiting and undermining of LGBT rights and equality.

Mike Huckabee: he'd love us if God would let him, but until then it's his sacred duty to make us as second-class as possible. You can watch him speak for himself AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee to Fight for 'Second-Class Christians,' Against 'Secular Theocracy' Should He Run in 2016: VIDEO

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Mike Huckabee is once again airing his groan inducing grievances about the state of freedom of religion in the U.S. in a video segment with Jim Bakker, saying Christians in America are quickly becoming second class citizens. The two also discuss Hobby Lobby’s refusal to cover morning after pills according to the company’s beliefs regarding abortion and how the American Government is overstepping its boundaries in the freedom of religion debate-relating only to Christianity of course.

In another video Huckabee expresses interest in running for President to fight "secular theocracy" and help bring the U.S. back to a "God centered," democracy. Huckabee reiterates the claim that the U.S. was founded on biblical principals and that antagonistic atheistic forces are attempting to take Christianity apart "piece-by-piece."

Both videos are punctuated with conservative verbiage such as "divorcing common sense," "robbing of fundamental rights," and, "religious liberty." If you can handle a double heaping of conservative rhetoric courtesy of Mike Huckabee, you can watch both segments provided by Right Wing Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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Mike Huckabee Says States Can Ignore Supreme Court 'Judicial Supremacy' On Gay Marriage

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Perhaps in response to his very public drubbing on The Daily Show over his bizarre culture war against Beyoncé, Mike Huckabee has gone back to his other favorite whipping boy: gays and gay marriage.

On Tuesday night he disputed what he calls the "notion of judicial supremacy", meaning that what the courts rule is what reigns supreme in the law of the land:

One thing I am angry about though ... is this notion of judicial supremacy, where if the court makes a decision, I hear governors and even some aspirants to the presidency say, 'Well that's settled, it's the law of the land.' No, it's not the law of the land.

Deliberately or not, Huckabee is nit-picking semantics. No, the Supreme Court does not make laws. It does decide implementation of existing laws, however, and should the Court determine that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional then all state bans are null and void, just as with what happened with Loving v. Virginia and the anti-miscegenation laws. The states do not get to decide whether they abide by that ruling, courtesy of the Supremacy Clause which, incidentally, explicitly states that laws made in pursuance of the Constitution are, in fact, the law of the land.

In an attempt to truly emulate Christ, Huckabee was sure to put himself up on the cross for his beliefs:

I may be lonely, I may be the only one, but I'm going to stand absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage not because it's a politically expedient thing to do because it isn't. I'm going to do it because I believe it's the right position, it's the biblical position, it's the historical position.


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