|Mike Huckabee (right) meeting with Brian Camenker, leader of the anti-gay hate group Mass Resistance in 2009 during a conference. Camenker later claimed that Huckabee said he receives the group's emails. Just one more thing the media won't ask Huckabee about.|
Folks who read my blog know that I have a special dislike for Mike Huckabee.
No I have never met him but I still regarding him phonier than most anti-gay activists. With Peter LaBarbera, Brian Brown, Linda Harvey, and most other anti-gay activists, the lgbt community know where we stand.
Huckabee is that certain type of noxious homophobe who attempts to make his bigotry seem perfectly sound even though he is saying and doing some of the most offensive things against the lgbt community. He attempts to use his "Christianity" as an excuse for all of his homophobia. Take the following he put on his facebook wall for example:
I'm willing to bet that Huckabee will gets lots of press for this. Of course the press won't ask him about his history of demonizing the lgbt community
According to Media Matters, he has a long history:
As A Public Official, Huckabee Called Homosexuality An "Aberration" And Condemned The Government For Supporting It Along With Pedophilia, Sadomasochism, And Necrophilia. In a 2007 appearance on Meet the Press, Tim Russert asked Huckabee about his assertion in a 1998 book claiming "it is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrations -- from homosexuality and pedophilia to sadomasochism and necrophilia." Huckabee responded that "all of these are deviations from what has been considered the traditional concept of sexual behavior." Russert also asked Huckabee about his assertion in 1992 that "I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle." Huckabee responded that "all of us are sinners."
In 1992, Huckabee Came Out Against Additional Funding For AIDS Research And Called For U.S. Government To "Isolate" AIDS Patients
During a 2010 interview with Anne Coulter, Huckabee said "I Am Not ... Pro-Gay, Pro-Sodomy."
In that same year, Huckabee attacked same-sex families by voicing support for an overturned Arkansas law which prohibited gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents, claiming that laws like that are in the best interest of the child.
In 2012, he equated gay Scout leaders to pedophiles.
If Huckabee wants to theoretically accuse someone of hate crimes, all he has to do is look in the mirror.