Huckabee Attacks Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor" Friday, Mediate reports.
Huckabee told guest host Laura Ingraham that he took issue with Obama’s "Christian convictions," saying he was worried that there are people who are trying to paint conservatives as anti-gay. The politician said his views don’t differ from those of Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton’s views on gay marriage in 2008.
"He said it was because of his Christian convictions," Huckabee said, referring to President Obama. "Does he have them or does he not? If one has them, they don’t change depending on what the culture does. You don’t take an opinion poll to come up with a new point of view."
Huckabee also said Republicans need to focus more on economic issues instead of social issues, saying, "politics is like opening a Baskin-Robbins store" and there are flavors that will appeal to everyone.
As the Huffington Post reports (via PolitiFact) that as early as 2004, and through 2008, Obama did not support same-sex marriage and wrote that believed "that American society can choose to carve out a special place for the union of a man and a woman." In 2010 he said he hadn’t changed his views but in May 2012, he said he supports gay marriage.
Huckabee’s remarks come not long after he delivered the keynote address at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, where he said he is not a "hater" and not "homophobic." He added that, because he supports traditional marriage, he is on "the right side of the bible," according to HuffPo.
"When people say, ’Why don’t you just kind of get on the right side of history?’ I said, ’You’ve got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it’s not my book to change.’ Folks, that’s why I stand where I stand," Huckabee said.
You can watch Huckabee make his latest remarks below: