Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Incest, Polygamy, Drug Use . . . and Same Sex Marriage?

According to Mike Huckabee, they're all alike:

Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest, polygamy and drug use.

Huckabee also told college journalists last week that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt. "Children are not puppies," he said.

Huckabee visited The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J., last Wednesday to speak to the Student Government Association. He also was interviewed by a campus news magazine, The Perspective, which published an article on Friday.

Huckabee told the interviewer that not every group's interests deserve to be accommodated, if their lifestyle is outside of what he called "the ideal."

"That would be like saying, well there's there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let's go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?" he said, according to a transcript of the interview.

The 2008 presidential hopeful and former Arkansas governor also said that deciding which lifestyles should be accommodated and which ones should not creates a slippery slope.

"Why do you get to choose that two men are OK but one man and three women aren't OK?" he asked.

Read more here.

AC

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Why is incest banned? As long as both 'partners' want it, it should be ok....

Posted by: brotherinsisterbed | Apr 26, 2010 3:05:56 PM

Mike tends to take a very conservative stance on the morality issues.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Sep 17, 2011 3:13:47 PM

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