“No way is he saying that homosexuality is like having sex with dead people,” said a senior Mike Huckabee adviser yesterday. Joe Carter scrambled to clarify Huckabee’s comments comparing homosexuality and necrophilia. The Republican presidential hopeful once wrote,
It is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrationsâ€”from homosexuality and pedophilia to sadomasochism and necrophilia.
Adviser Carter spoke with TPM to tell the world that, no, Mke Huckabee does not think that necrophiliacs and gays are the same. Not entirely, at least:
He’s not equating homosexuality with necrophilia. 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.
He was describing behavior. He’s not casting judgment on the people themselves. His point is, the culture is becoming more accepting of aberrant behaviors.
So, while we’re not as nasty as corpse fuckers, we’re still queer.