Sorry to keep posting about this guy, but, as we say in the industry, the "narrative" writes itself. A top strategist to Mike Huckabee attempts to explain the Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor's remarks that apparently linked homosexuality to necrophilia.
First, some background: In a 1998 book he co-wrote called Kids Who Kill, the fundamentalist Southern Baptist minister and then-Arkansas governor wrote, "It is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrationsâfrom homosexuality and pedophilia to sadomasochism and necrophilia."
In an interview with TPM Election Central, Joe Carter, Huckabee's director of research, attempted to "clarify" the remarks. "He's not equating homosexuality with necrophilia," Carter told TPM. "He's saying there's a range of aberrant behavior. He considers homosexuality aberrant, but that's at one end of the spectrum. Necrophilia is at the other end. No way is he saying that homosexuality is like having sex with dead people. That's not it at all."
Carter added, "He was talking about aberrant sexual behavior. Sado masochism and necrophilia are on the further end of the spectrum."
The explanation is almost more confusing than the answer. Possibly, a graph (or "spectrum" analysis) may help to understand and chart these "aberrant behaviors", but, it's ridiculous to suggest pedophilia is "institutionally supported"âall of the states are very aggressive about arresting and prosecuting child molesters. On the other hand, necrophilia ... hmm, didn't know it was that big of a problem.
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