GOP Head Reince Priebus Thinks Mike Huckabee Should Be Party’s LGBT-Rights Ambassador

Mike HuckabeeReince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, was quick to distance himself from a GOP committee report suggesting the party had to make substantive outreach to LGBT people and other minorities.

Seems like Priebus has his own plan for handling tough social issues: Put Mike Huckabee on them!

In an interview with the National Review, Priebus said the former presidential candidate was a great point person for handling topics like marriage equality and reproductive rights, because he towed the party line while sounding “reasonable” to voters who disagree.

“I always tell people: Listen to Governor Mike Huckabee. I don’t know anyone that talks about them any better,” said Priebus.

But Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister and Fox news bobblehead, is hardly “reasonable.” In fact, he’s spit venom at gays and lesbians with the best of them. Here are some of his greatest hits, courtesy of ThinkProgress:

* Being gay is a public health risk. “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk”

* Being gay is a sin. “Well I believe it would be — just like lying is sinful and stealing is sinful. There are a lot of things that are sinful. It doesn’t mean that a person is a horrible person. It means that they engage in behavior that is outside the norms of those boundaries of our traditional view of what’s right and what’s wrong…

* Same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy. “If we change the definition to a man or a man and a woman and a woman, why can’t we accommodate a man and two women or a woman and three men.”

TP also reminds us Huckabee stood up for Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, backing his claim that women can’t get pregnant from sexual assaults.

Ugh, we liked it better when the GOP just hated us.

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  • yaoming

    They might as well hire him to be their diet consultant and exercise trainer, too.

  • MikeE

    toed the line, not towed.

    you are putting your toes up against a line… ie: standing at attention, like everyone else.

    has nothing to do with tow trucks.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Reince Priebus (pronounced the way Maddow says it) must be an undercover Democrat, working for our side from inside. Maybe RRRRreince could have Huckabee’s son deal with us by hanging stray gays in trees and torturing us to death, all while donning a boy scout uniform. (Huckabee’s son tortures dogs…) That means that he engages, “in behavior that is outside the norms of those boundaries of our traditional view of what’s right and what’s wrong…”
    Perfect choice RRRreince Priebus!

    The new, 2016 model van, the “Priebus” has horrible gas, goes the wrong direction on the freeway, and crashes the economy with poorly thought out austerity measures. The only feature, on which the 2016 “Priebus” excelled, is the air bags.

  • Little-Kiwi

    Huckabee’s son was kicked out of the Scouts for torturing and killing a stray dog. Longstoryshort – the man raised a sociopath. *barf*

  • NormdePlume

    If we must have an ambassador from you people, couldn’t we at least get one with a fully-functioning brain? I realize that requirement would narrow the contender field greatly.

  • dvlaries

    Sure. Let’s put David Vitter in charge of prostitution convictions too.

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