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Social Conservatives Demanding GOP 2016 Candidates Weigh In Against Gay Marriage


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


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.

Mike Huckabee and Wingnut Austin Ruse To Headline Anti-Gay Catholic Summit


Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and anti-gay activist Austin Ruse will be headlining the annual conference of anti-gay Catholic organization Legatus after actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier and MolsonCoors Chair Pete Coors dropped out of the event citing the "controversy" surrounding Legatus' vitriolic stance on LGBT issues. In backing out of the event, Sinise, Baier and Coors all avoided tackling the substantive question of Legatus' hateful views. Joining Huckabee and Ruse will be Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter International, Inc.

As Joe.My.God points out, Ruse was expelled from the anti-gay right wing group American Family Association (AFA) after stating, "hard-left human hating people" who run universities "should all be taken out and shot." According to Legatus, Ruse is "an expert on UN matters." In 2012, Ruse criticized the French government for then calling on the U.N. "to consider 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' new categories of non-discrimination in U.N. human rights treaties."

Also in attendance at Legatus' summit will be New York Archbishop Timoth Dolan and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, among others.

In a statement responding to the cancellations from Sinise, Baier and Coors, Legatus claims that the LGBT community should not feel threatened by it or its rabidly anti-gay agenda:

LGBT groups should not feel threatened by our organization, whose mission is to study, live and spread our faith according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. At its core, this issue is about the freedom of Legatus members — in fact all Catholics, and by extension people of any religion — to have the freedom to exercise their religious beliefs, which includes the ability to gather together and discuss their faith.

You'll recall that Legatus promotes the idea that homosexuality is a "disorder" that can and should be "cured". You can read more on Legatus HERE.

Jon Stewart Puts Mike Huckabee in His Place Over Beyoncé: VIDEO


Jon Stewart called out Mike Huckabee in a Daily Show interview last night for his ongoing crusade against Beyoncé in the name of "wholesome" values.

Argues Huckabee, who has been attacking Obama for encouraging the singer in his daughter's lives:

"The thing that disturbs me when you see Beyoncé who is a role model to young girls...do you know any parent who has a daughter that says 'honey, if you make really good grades, someday when you're 12 or 13 we'll get you a stripper pole.'"

Stewart's response was to fire up a FOX News clip of Huckabee accompanying Ted Nugent on "Cat Scratch Fever", a rock classic generally thought to reference the transmission of syphilis but said by Nugent to simply be about "boys craving girls."

"That is a show in the middle of the day that children can watch," says Stewart. "Do you see my point? You excuse that type of crudeness because you agree with [Nugent's] stance on firearms. You don't approve of Beyoncé because she seems alien to you. Johnny Cash shot a man just to watch him die. That's some gangsta s--t."


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