Friday, February 19, 2010

Huckabee to support anti-gay marriage group

According to On Top, Former Arkansas Governor and Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Iowa Family PAC, a group whose mission is to oppose same-sex marriage.  The political action committee says it will support Christians who are "God-first" candidates.  According to On Top:

Huckabee is the presidential choice of social conservatives who attended September's Value Voters Summit, the annual conservative meet up sponsored by the Family Research Council (FRC), an ardent opponent of gay and lesbian rights. Surprisingly, former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin trailed in fourth place.
The former Baptist minister does not believe gays should be allowed to serve in the military and supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union
In November, he told CBS' Katie Couric that if you alter marriage to include gay couples “then there is really no limit” to how it might be defined and suggested polygamy would soon follow
“Can we change it to multiple spouses?” he rhetorically asked. “If not, why not? You know, I hear people say, 'Well, what would be wrong?' What would be wrong, then, with a man having two or three or six or seven wives? Or a woman having six or seven husbands all at the same time?” 

“If enough people believe that we should have – I'll just use the illustration of polygamy – then we should accommodate that. Otherwise, are we being just as bigoted and intolerant and lacking compassion 'cause we don't promote and accept and put a sanction on polygamy?” he asked. “I don't think so.”

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