NEW YORK — TruthWinsOut.org today condemned Mike Huckabee’ comments to BeliefNet that compared homosexuality to bestiality. Huckabee showed a lack of character, by pandering to the lowest common denominator in his quest to win the South Carolina primary, according to TruthWinsOut.org.
“Huckabee is quickly revealing himself to be an ignorant and crass political opportunist whose presidential hopes are based on exploiting wedge issues,” said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of TruthWinsOut.org. “To compare homosexuality to bestiality is deeply offensive and shows that Huckabee needs a tutor on this issue, as desperately as he needs one on foreign policy.”
In the online interview, BeliefNet asked Huckabee if it was his “goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible?”
“Well, I don’t think that’ a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage,” Huckabee replied. “I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal. Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again. I think the radical position is to make a change in what’ been historic.”
In further pandering to South Carolinians, Huckabee riled up a Myrtle Beach crowd today with comments on the Confederate flag controversy.
“You don’t like people from outside the state coming and telling you how you oughta raise your kids. You don’t like people coming from outside the state coming down and telling you what you want to do with your flag. In fact, if someone came to the state of Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them where to put the pole – that’s what we’d do,” said Huckabee.
“Huckabee’ comments raise the question of whether he has the stature to sit in the Oval Office,” said Besen. “The more Huckabee speaks, the less presidential he appears.”