Mike Huckabee is a nice man, an intelligent man, but when it comes to facts of life which appear to contradict his 2,000 year-old religion he just doesn’t get it. He’s one of those nice intelligent guys who stubbornly deny reality preferring to cling instead to Biblical fantasy. That alone, in my opinion disqualifies him to ever become President of the United States.
Mr. Huckabee, for example, accepts the Biblical story of creation as written in the Book of Genesis literally. He would tell us that planet Earth is but 6,000 years old; the entire universe was created in six days by a Supreme Being who looks, talks and acts like a man; and that all life forms came into existence at once. If the Bible says it then it must be so according to Mike. He accepts everything in the Bible as true and rejects all evidence to the contrary.
The Old Testament of the Bible tells Mike Huckabee that homosexuals are an abomination so he accepts that as a fact. Last week he said that being gay is a “lifestyle choice” akin to choosing to drink alcohol or using profanity. In other words this man insists that gays choose to be gay. He stubbornly ignores the biological fact that gays have about as much choice to determine their sexuality as they do the color of their skin.
So Mike uses the Bible as support for his and his fellow Christian’s “right” to discriminate against gays. Forcing people of faith to accept gay marriage as policy is on par with telling Jews that they must serve “bacon wrapped shrimp in their deli,” he explains. "We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they have had for over 2,000 years."
Nonsense! Mike Huckabee and his fellow Christian's have a perfect right to be bigots if that is what their religion dictates, but they don’t have the right to employ the law to deny equal rights to other human beings simply because the Bible says so. They don’t have the right to determine Biblical penalties for biological reality.
Recognizing gay marriage as a matter of law is hardly the equivalent of forcing Jews to serve bacon wrapped shrimp in their delis.
Poor Mike Huckabee; he just doesn’t get it.