Equality Matters is providing us with a little flashback today, to a 2007 interview Mike Huckabee did on Fox News Sunday:

They point out that such beliefs have been marinating in the little country brain of Mike Huckabee for almost twenty years:

Huckabee’s anti-gay history goes all the way back to at least 1992, when Huckabee advocated against additional funding for AIDS research and called for U.S. government to “isolate” AIDS patients. In an Associated Press questionnaire, Huckabee argued that if the government were truly serious about doing something about AIDS, they would take “steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague”:

As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by The Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies.

“If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague,” Huckabee wrote.

“It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.”

Yeah, it’s so difficult to understand. I really hope he runs for president.

John Aravosis ties it up with a bow: “The man is softer on rapists than he is on people with AIDS.”