Another day and yet another colorful detail is added to the fundamentalist, right-wing narrative that masquerades as Mike Huckabee's "compassionate" conservatism. The former Arkansas governor previously said all people are equal in the eyes of God, but, apparently, that equality falls short in matters of sexuality. The ordained Southern Baptist minister and Republican candidate for pastor-in-chief makes an interesting triangulation to Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press: Maybe people are born gay, maybe they aren't. But it doesn't mean they have to act upon it.
"I don't know whether people are born that way. People who are gay say that they're born that way. But one thing I know, that the behavior one practices is a choice. We may have certain tendencies, but how we behave and how we carry out our behavior."
Russert also quizzed the candidate on his ridiculous comparison of homosexuality to "sadomasochism, pedophilia and necrophilia", in his words, described as "publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrations." Huckabee claims these are not "equivalent," but was only "pointing out these are deviations from what has been the traditional concept of sexual behavior and men and women having children."
Curiously, the governor did not share the biblical passages that convinced him to parole a convicted rapist who went on to rape and kill another woman. That definitely was a "choice" to "behave" in "publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrations."
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